Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day in Central Ohio


Many restaurants and bars are encouraging you to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with them, hosting St. Paddy’s parties with live entertainment. Starting with morning Pancake Breakfasts, and going through those late evening Irish Pub dinners. Looking for green beer, lively and live entertainment, dancing, and other Irish festivities? Check websites to see what your favorite restaurant or watering hole are offering on this greenest of holidays. If you’re choosing to celebrate Saint Patrick’s day in Central Ohio, without the green beer, we have a few suggestions!

March 11, 6-9pm
The Franklin Park Conservatory offers a cooking class for adults on Saint Patrick’s Day comfort food. Learn to prepare an Irish pot roast and a delicious fudge cake recipe! Class is $30-35 per person.

March 13, 6-8pm
The Franklin Park Conservatory offers a cooking class for traditional Irish fare: Irish stew, colcannon, and Irish soda bread are on the menu tonight! Class is $35-40 per person.

March 14 & 15, 6:30-9:30pm
The Ohio Village offers “From the Pubs of Ireland Candlelight Dinner” an evening with Irish Pub food, singing, drinking songs, and other live entertainment. Reservations a MUST and seats fill up fast, so call 800-686-1541 or go to the Ohio Village website for more information. Admission is $50-60 per person.

March 15, 11am-2pm
Franklin Park Conservatory family craft ends with a real shamrock plant for your own garden! Millennium Irish Dance Company is also performing today. Free with admission.

March 15, 7:30am-All Day
Dublin, Ohio is the best place to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in Central Ohio. Bring the entire family to Downtown Dublin to enjoy this huge St. Patrick’s Day bash. Beginning with a pancake breakfast and ending with the famous miles-long community parade filled with bands, leprechauns, floats, and everything Irish. If you still have energy to burn after all this, explore the Historic District for shopping, live entertainment, and dining. For more information go to Dublin’s tourism site or the City of Dublin events page.

March 17, 9:30am-All Day
Columbus Saint Patrick’s Day parade is held on the actual day, Monday March 17, 2014. 
The annual parade is put on by the Shamrock Club of Columbus, a group honoring their Irish heritage all year. The day begins with a Mass at Holy Cross Church at 9:30AM, and the parade begins at 11:30am on Nationwide Blvd in the Arena District and ends at the Veteran’s Memorial on W. Broad St. for the Irish Family Reunion which begins at 1:00pm.

March 15, (see individual race details for times)
March kicks off the race season here in Ohio. Here is a list of local races run St. Paddy’s weekend. For more information or for registration check the Roadrace Runner site, Premier Races, or the Runner’s World Website.

Muddy Leprechaun – Chillicothe – 4 mile run/walk off road.
Community Fartlek – Columbus, Antrim Park – 5K
St. Patrick’s Day Run – Columbus, Flannagan’s – 5K
Luck of the Irish – Columbus – 5K Virtual Run

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