March 5, 2024

The 10 Best Saint Patrick’s Day Events in Boston

Boston Common Magazine presents the ultimate guide to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Boston! Join writer Leigh Chamberlain as she unveils the top 10 must-do activities, from savoring culinary delights to immersing in the vibrant atmosphere of the city’s renowned St. Patrick’s Day parade, including CLINK.’s Irish Dinner, part of its Dinner Series. 

1. Oak Long Bar + Kitchen – serving corned beef and roasted cabbage, lamb and Guinness pie and Irish milk punch all weekend long.

2. The Banks Fish House – On Sunday, March 17, enjoy their special Oyster Reuben, perfected with fried oysters, corned beef, fried egg and sauerkraut.

3. Buttermilk & Bourbon – The a la carte menu will boast clover-hued food and specialty cocktails made with the southern influences.

4. The Dubliner – Enjoy a dinner prepared by Michelin star chef JP MacMahon on March 8.

5. Grill 23 & Bar – Cheers to St. Patrick with Belfast Mule in hand. This specialty drink made with Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey, amaro nonino, Fever Tree ginger beer, angostura and lime is perfectly festive.

6. CLINK your Irish spirits together when you celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day at the Liberty Hotel on March 14. A tasty four-course dinner will ensure your festivities last all day: Think braised short rib or beef Irish stew with local root vegetables and Roquefort pudding, served with a pint of Guinness.

7. Saint Patrick’s Day 5K Road Race – Break a sweat this year with a 5k race. During the 3.1 mile-long race, participants will also raise money for the South Boston Boys & Girls Club.

8. Saint Patrick’s Day Parade – Join in the shenanigans of this century-old tradition as the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade unfolds on March 17 with brass marching bands, bagpipes, dancers, elaborate floats, dazzling costumes, military units and more.

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