It’s time to dust off your green gear, March 17th is nearly here! St. Paddy’s began as a religious feast day in the 17th century to commemorate St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, but has since evolved into a day of merriment with a variety of festivals and events the world over. St. Patrick’s Day is a day to celebrate Irish culture with parades, special foods, music, dancing, and lots and lots of green! Everyone’s a little bit Irish on St. Paddy’s… take a look below for your guide to Saint Patrick’s Day in Bucks County!
Parades & Parties
St. Patrick’s Day Party with DJ Smooth @ Steam Pub
606 2nd St Pike, Southampton, PA 18966
(215) 942-6468 / steampub.com
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
New Falls Road, Levittown, PA 19054
You can visit their Facebook page for more information.
What would St. Patrick’s Day be without a festive parade showcasing the green, the art and the pride of the Irish? This Bucks County tradition stretches back to 1989!
Starting at 10:30 a.m. on March 16th, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade will feature more than 2,000 participants—including pipes, dancers, mummers, and local marching bands. After passing through the streets of Bucks County, the parade will conclude at 1:30 p.m at the Levittown American baseball fields on New Falls Road.
9th Annual Newtown Irish Festival
Green Parrot Restaurant Pub & Patio
240 N Sycamore St.
During the 9th Annual Newtown Irish festival, the Green Parrot Restaurant Pub & Patio will be at the heart of the celebrations, featuring live entertainment and Irish dishes for five days!
Wednesday, March 13th and Thursday, March 14th
Seamus & CJ will perform in the pub from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday, March 15th
Seamus & CJ will be playing in the restaurant at 12 p.m. followed by Seamus Kelleher from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
There will be a DJ from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Saturday, March 16th
Irish breakfast starts at 9 a.m. (pub opens at 8 a.m.) to get some food in your belly before a weekend of fun and drinking. There will be entertainment all day long, spread throughout the dining room, pub, patio and under the tent. Highlights include Ray Coleman (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), Keep the Change (3 p.m. to 6 p.m.) and Jamison/Joe Conklin at 6 p.m. For the kids, there will be face painting (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and balloon twisting and caricature painting from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 17th
Start St. Patrick’s Day with a hearty Irish breakfast at 9 a.m. (pub opens at 8 a.m.), and then stick around for entertainment all day long. Ray Coleman performs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by Seamus Kelleher from 2 to 6 and then Bright Kelly from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Under the tent, there’s Go Go Gadget at 1 p.m. and Jimi Milligan Band at 6 p.m. For the kids, there will be face painting (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and balloon twisting and caricature painting from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Wristbands can be purchased at the door for $10 each for Saturday and Sunday depending on capacity.
Irish Fest 2019
Triumph Brewing Company of New Hope
400 Union Square Dr, New Hope, Pennsylvania 18938
Starting at noon, a day filled with Irish Music, Irish Food, and of course Irish Beer.
Hobnail Band 1-4 p.m., Free
Photo booth, 3-6 p.m.
Fitzpatrick School of Irish Dancers, 6:30 p.m.
Feats of Strength Competitions
Essie, 8-10 p.m.
Cheddar Stout Fondue
(Regular menu also available)
Irish Dry Stout
Irish Red Ale
Kids Stuff (1-4 p.m.):
Balloon Art from Airheads Entertainment
Face Painting by Hi Note Party
St. Patrick’s Day at the Temp
The Temperance House
5 S State St, Newtown, Pennsylvania 18940
St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations at The Five Four Bar & Grill
8919 New Falls Road, Levittown
The Five Four opens early on Saturday, March 16 for pre-parade breakfast. The bar and restaurant will have a float in the parade, and then there’s live entertainment all day long! Family friendly fun during the day and then 21+ after 8 p.m.
Eating & Drinking, Irish Style
Washington House Hotel & Restaurant
136 N Main St, Sellersville, PA 18960
Located near the Sellersville Theater, the Washington House Hotel & Restaurant will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day from Thursday, March 14th until Sunday, March 17th. In honor of the Irish and their storied history, the historic restaurant will serve Celtic specials daily starting at noon.
Crossing Vineyards and Winery
1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, PA 18977
On Saturday and Sunday, March 16th and 17th, the Crossing Vineyards and Winery invites wine and beer drinkers alike to partake in St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Between noon and 6 p.m., there will be live music at the winery, alongside an exclusive St. Patrick’s Day pairing. Enjoy a corned beef sandwich with Guinness potato chips and a Bailey’s Irish truffle, paired with your choice of a glass of Chardonnay or craft beer.
The St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Celebration costs $18 per person if purchased in advance or $20 at the door.
Rocking Out to Celtic Music
Larry Kirwan: “Celtic Crushing”
Bucks County Community College
275 Swamp Rd., Newtown Pa., 18940
Bucks Live! presents Larry Kirwan, leader of the Irish rock group Black 47 and host of Celtic Crush on SiriusXM, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 15, at Bucks County Community College in Newtown. Kirwan will be joined by another Black 47 alumnus, piper/fiddler/flautist/vocalist Andrew Sharp. The duo will revisit many of the Back 47 songs that have become favorites, including Funky Ceili and Livin’ in America. They’ll get the crowd to its feet with some traditional Irish tunes and new original music along with songs from Kirwan’s musical theatre career, including Hard Times (before an expected Fall 19 Broadway debut). Tickets are free for Bucks students and only $20 for general admission. VIP tickets include a preshow reception with hors d’oeuvres and drinks (21+) for $30. Purchase tickets here.
Glengarry Bhoys Fundraiser Supporting The Celtic Cultural Alliance
Sellersville Theater 1984
24 W Temple Avenue, Sellersville, PA
After you’ve feasted on the finest Irish dishes, why not infuse yourself with the Irish spirit through the Glengarry Bhoys. Channeling their Celtic roots, the Glengarry Bhoys fuse Rock and Celtic styles in a way that excite and delight any audience.
Held on Saturday, March 16, the fundraiser show will support the Celtic Cultural Alliance with $5 from each ticket donated to CCA. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets sell for $25 and $35, depending on available seating. Purchasing a ticket in-person will save concert-goers a $6.50 processing fee!
Newtown Shamrock Shuffle 5K
240 N Sycamore St, Newtown, PA 18940
The annual Newtown Shamrock Shuffle 5k brings together runners and St. Patrick’s Day’s pride. The event begins bright and early at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 16. Zipping through the streets, runners and onlookers may appreciate the pageantry all along Sycamore, Jefferson, and Durham Road. At the race’s finish, runners will receive a custom bib, a finisher medal and shirt, as well as an all-access wristband to the festivals at Green Parrot’s St. Patrick’s Day party.
Registration for the Newtown Shamrock Shuffle 5K costs $55.
Celebrate the Green!
Routes 202 & 263, Lahaska
Peddler’s Village will host a variety of special events, food specials, promotions and more on March 16th and 17th. Here’s just a sampling! Visit the website for complete details.
Hunt for gold coins throughout participating shops! Collect 6 or more, and bring them to the Hospitality Desk to receive a prize.
2nd Annual Shamrock Shuffle
March 16 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Celebrate the love for Irish culture! Grab a tour or walk at your own pace while visiting many small businesses in this beautiful charming colonial-style village.
Tickets include drink/food specials, a St. Patrick’s Day inspired tote bag, beads and accessories, photo book with props, a chance to win prizes and more!
Tickets are $30 to visit at your own pace or $35 for a guided 90 minute tour. Purchase tickets here.
Earl’s will offer a special menu with dishes such as shepherd’s pie and Guinness-braised short ribs.
St. Paddy’s in the Pub!
Saturday, March 16, 5-8 p.m. (Live music from Bronwyn & Justin)
Sunday, March 17, 1-4 p.m. (John Collins/accordionist)
Enjoy live music and a special Irish-themed menu with dishes such as fried potato pancakes, Guinness beef stew, corned beef, bangers & mash, Irish soda bread, Irish chocolate mousse, and more.
The Celtic Rose
March 16 and 17
Live entertainment both days from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with Mike Brill on Saturday and The Irish Gigolos on Sunday. Enjoy refreshments and take a selfie with a leprechaun! Receive a prize with every purchase, and enter for a chance to win a display booth full of Irish treasures worth approximately $1,000!
The Lucky Cupcake Company
Irish Whiskey Cakes, Irish soda bread, shamrock cookies and more!