Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Boston

With St. Patrick’s Day quickly approaching, we want to share the many reasons why Boston is considered the most Irish of any American city! Whether you are looking to celebrate with a Guinness cheers among pal, listening to Irish music in one of our many Irish pubs, or attending the massive parade with your family, there is an activity fit for all.

Read on for a list of good food, music, drinks, and so much more!

St. Patrick’s Week at Lansdowne Pub

Lansdowne Pub takes pleasure in their ability to combine centuries of Irish culture with Boston heritage, and then throw in a bit of Lansdowne Street flair – it is no wonder they’re considered the best Irish Pub in Fenway! Stop by anytime this week and you will surely enjoy their amazing traditional Irish food, a pint of Guinness, and an unbeatable atmosphere. Not only will there be live music all week, but they will be having an all day show starting at 10am on St. Patrick’s Day itself. This is a stop you do not want to miss!

Visit their website for more information.

Explore the Irish Heritage Trail

This gorgeous trail celebrates the contributions of Irish immigrants and their descendants to the city and the nation over the course of more than 3 centuries. The Irish Heritage Trail begins at the beautiful Rose Kennedy Rose Garden in North End, stretches across more than 3 miles of Downtown Boston and Back Bay, and ends at Fenway Park. Not only will you be out and about getting your steps in, but this is the perfect homage to Irish Heritage for you and your family!

Learn more about the Irish Heritage Trail.

Cheer on Runners in the St. Patrick’s Day Road Race

The St. Patrick’s Day 5K Road Race is sponsored by the South Boston Boys and Girls Club and has been held every year since 1940. With up to 1,750 entrants, the streets will be flooded with green so make sure to head over to West 6th Street to cheer on the runners.

Learn more about the St. Patrick’s Day Road Race.

Watch the Boston Celtics at TD Garden

Extend your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations by wearing green at TD Garden to cheer on the Celtics as they play the Utah Jazz, the Minnesota Timberwolves, and the Miami Heat this March. This family-friendly outing will have you celebrating all month long, so make sure you get your tickets soon!

TD Garden is seen before an NBA basketball game between the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers in Boston, Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

View TD Garden Tickets.

See the Dropkick Murphys at House of Blues

Boston’s very own Celtic punk rock group with be returning home to perform St. Patrick’s Day concerts at the House of Blues near Fenway Park! With three nightly shows starting on March 17, there are plenty of opportunities to see them play! Make sure you get your tickets soon, the Dropkick Murphys sell out their venues fast!

Boston, MA — 03/15/13 — The Dropkick Murphys performed at TD Garden on March 15, 2013. (Kayana Szymczak for the Boston Globe)

Get tickets at the House of Blues.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in South Boston

Deck yourself out in green and head over to South Boston, the famous St. Patrick’s Day Parade is making a comeback on Sunday, March 20 after 2 years! While the route has been shortened this year, its return will be as big as ever. The route started at the Broadway T station on the Red Line, but check out the full route so you can find a prime spot.

Spectators cheer from the side of the road at the South Boston St. Patricks Parade on March 17th, 2019. [MassLive Photo / Matt Frazer]

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