Convention & Visitors Bureau
2440 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302 | 303.442.2911
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.
Check back in winter for updated 2020 information.
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 11 am 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 supports adventure camps for individuals fighting cancer. Post-run festivities include live music from Juice O’ The Barley at 11 am followed by High Road Home at 3 pm, Beer Olympics games, delicious food including corned-beef specials and Irish Blessing Oak-Aged Coffee Stout on draft. At 3 pm 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 6 pm. Micro Beer Mile registration is $35 per person.
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!
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.
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 1 pm, 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.
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.
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!