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St. Patrick's Day in Boulder

Looking for unique ways to celebrate St. Patty's Day? Why not come to Boulder and play outside, followed by some great beer on a sunny patio. Here are fresh ideas for things to do on St. Patrick's Day 2024.

World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade

Sunday, March 17, 2024
A block-long celebration will take place on Sunday, March 17, at noon, with bagpipers, cruiser bikes, dancers and the Paddy O'furniture Lawn Drill Team. The parade route is on 16th Street, between Pearl Street and Spruce Street, along the east side of The Odd Fellows Lodge (1543 Pearl St.). Beer gardens and activities follow after the parade from 1-3pm.

St. Patrick's Day Weekend Pub Crawl

Saturday and Sunday, March 16-17, 2024
Various venues across the city will participate in a pub crawl throughout St. Patrick's Day weekend in downtown Boulder. Register online for food and drink specials and special venue access.

Pot O' Whiskey: A Saint Patrick's Day Party at DV8 Distillery

Sunday, March 17, 2024
Indulge in a special menu of whiskey drinks while the Alex Wirth Band keeps spirits high at DV8 Distillery's St. Patty's Day party from 12-5pm.

Puppy Parade & Costume Contest

Saturday, March 16, 2024
You read that right: a puppy parade! At Boulder Social! Check-in and activities start at 11am, followed by a parade at 1pm on Arapahoe Ave. and 38th St. Bring your friendly, healthy and leashed pups; your $10 donation per dog will support Farfel's Farm & Rescue. Enjoy a complimentary beer with your donation.

Dog Adoption Event, Irish Dancers, and Live Music at the Rayback

Saturday, March 16, 2024
Face painting, an on-site dog adoption event, Irish dancers, live music, drink specials and more will be happening at the The Rayback from 2:30-8:30pm.

The Rayback Collective

Drink Specials and Live Music at The Local

Saturday and Sunday, March 16-17, 2024
St. Paddy's Day weekend at the Local is going to be a hit! Enjoy food and drink specials and live music all weekend long.

St. Patrick's Verses: Open Mic Poetry

Saturday, March 16, 2024
Boulder Wine Bar hosts the Colorado Poets Center for an evening of live poetry reading from 6:30-9:30pm.

Lucky Leprechaun 5k

Sunday, March 17, 2024
This fun run takes place on St. Patrick’s Day at Twisted Pine Brewing Company. Jam to Irish band, Avourneen, be entertained by the McTeggart Irish Dancers and eat a tasty Irish breakfast burrito post-race along with a beer from the brewery.

Sample Beer and More

Boulder has about 20 breweries, several distilleries and wineries, plus a cidery and a meadery. So yeah, there's plenty to taste here for St. Patty's Day. Here's a complete list of Boulder's libations destinations.

Hiking and Nature Walks

Go for a hike on dozens of trails including these easy nature outings. Make sure to choose one that is not crowded, even if that involves additional driving or a change of plans.

Hiking on Chautauqua Trail

Just 20 minutes from Boulder, Eldorado Canyon State Park is open from sunrise to sunset (entry fees apply). Rocky Mountain National Park is about an hour away and is partially open. For information on how to visit, go to the RMNP website.

Photo by Flickr Creative Commons/Max and Dee Bernt

Rattlesnake Gulch at Eldorado Canyon State Park

Mountain Biking 

Go mountain biking on six major trail systems. If it's snowy out, try a fat bike.

Photo by Shutterstock/Grogol

Fat biking in the snow in Boulder


Read our bird-watching guide for where to go and what to look for.

Mural Tour

Street Wise Arts mural

Photo Tour

Go on a self-guided photo tour of Boulder.

Art in the Park at Chautauqua

Walk or drive around Colorado Chautauqua Historic District to see more than a dozen bear cub sculptures, each decorated by a different local artist. You can even bid in an online auction to take one of the bears home after April 16.

Play a Round of Disc Golf

Boulder has a great disc golf course with beautiful Flatirons views that could be the scene of a fun, new family activity. All you need is a frisbee and yourselves. The course is located off Valmont Road, across the street from the amazing Valmont Bike Park (another great option that even has a toddler course).

Events March 15-17, 2024