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    St. Patrick's Day in Boulder

    Looking for ways to celebrate St. Patty's Day in Boulder? From parades and puppies to Irish music and beer, you'll need to stay a few days to enjoy it all. 

    World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade + Micro Beer Mile

    March 10, 2019, 11am-6pm — one week prior to St. Patrick's Day
    Boulder Beer Company hosts a day of fun on March 10, beginning at 11am with a Micro Beer Mile coordinated, which entails drinking half a beer and completing a fun challenge between quarter-mile loops. A portion of proceeds support adventure camps for individuals fighting cancer.  Post-run festivities include live music from Juice O’ The Barley at 11am followed by High Road Home at 3pm, Beer Olympics games, delicious food including corned-beef specials and Irish Blessing Oak-Aged Coffee Stout on draft. At 3pm the World’s Shortest Parade kicks off. Participation is free, so dress to impress and make a lap around the brewery. Live music and more festivities will run until 6pm. Micro Beer Mile registration is $35 per person.

    Lucky Saturday at McGuckin Hardware

    March 16, 2019, 11am-2pm
    Come to Boulder's favorite hardware store (that's so much more than a hardware store), McGuckin Hardware, to join in a Lucky Saturday celebration of their Irish American heritage. Participate in family-friendly crafts, giveaways, tasty food samples and performances throughout the day. Free!

    St. Patty's Eve Bash at Dannik's

    March 16, 2019, 7:30pm
    St. Paddy’s Day may start on Sunday, but the party at Dannik's Gunbarrel Corner Bar starts Saturday night! It will be an evening of blues, funk, house-cured corned beef and cabbage, and plenty of Guinness and Jameson! The live band Mojomama combines old-school R & B and funk influences from Aretha Franklin to Susan Tedeschi to Steely Dan. $5 cover.

    St. Patrick's Day Fun Run at Boulder Reservoir

    March 17, 2019, 9am
    Come and celebrate St Patrick’s Day out at the Boulder Reservoir. You can choose between a 5K (sponsored by Hapa Sushi Grill/ Sake Bar) or a 10K (sponsored by Avery Brewing Company). Afterward, participants can venture into the Avery Brewing beer garden and enjoy a free, cold beer post race (must be 21 or older). Bring your family and friends and dress up in your luckiest gear and join a sea of green for Boulder’s newest fun run. Registration starts at $12.50. 

    Puppy Parade at Boulder Beer

    March 17, 2019, 1pm
    Boulder Beer Company will host a furry take on the World’s Shortest Parade (see above), with your canine by your side. The parade around Wilderness Place starts at 1pm, but come early and stay late to have your photo taken with your fur baby, make your own paw print and enter to win prizes for best owner/dog look-alike, best-dressed dog and coolest trick. A $5 donation per parading dog will go directly to the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, and you’ll get a free beer for your donation. 

    Traditional Irish Music at License No. 1

    March 17, 7:30pm
    Every Sunday evening at the Hotel Boulderado's speakeasy, License No. 1, features an open session for those who play Irish music. Fans of Irish music are welcome to listen, chat, eat and have a pint.

    Lunchtime Concert with Colcannon

    March 19, 2019, noon-1pm
    Lunchtime concerts happen every third Tuesday at the Boulder Public Library's Canyon Theater. In March, Irish band Colcannon is on the bill. With a distinctive, inventive and contemporary musical style that keeps in firm touch with the heart and essence of traditional Irish music, Colcannon’s concerts are renowned for their energy, for singer/frontman Mick Bolger’s irrepressible sense of humor and sly wit, and, of course, for the music. Free!