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 2020 in Bucks County!
Please note that while we are trying to update our posts as needed due to cancelled events, please double check with the main source before trying to attend. Use your best judgment, stay home if you're sick, and wash your hands!
Parades, Parties & More
Annual Newtown Irish Festival at Green Parrot
When: Preview Thursday, March 5-7, then Thursday, March 12-Tuesday, March 17
Where: Green Parrot Restaurant Pub & Patio, 240 N Sycamore St.
During the 10th 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 the length of the festival!
St. Paddy's unWINEd Weekend at Shady Brook Farm – CANCELLED
When: Friday, March 13 – Sunday, March 15
Where: 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley
Shady Brook Farm is hosting three days of Irish music, Irish dancers, Irish food, drinks and loads of fun. It kicks off Friday night with the last Winter unWINEd concert of the season, then music and dancing all day Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Come eat, drink and be Irish!
Here's the entertainment line-up:
* Fri 3/13 – The Mix from 6:30 to 10 p.m.
* Sat 3/14 – Celtic Pride from from 1 to 5 p.m.
* Sat 3/14 – Gone to the Dogs from 6:30 to 10 p.m.
* Sun 3/15 – Celtic Pride from 1 to 5 p.m.
The Irish Marketplace
When: Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 22 S. Main Street, Doylestown
For the third year in a row, The Main Street Marketplace is turning into The Irish Marketplace for Saint Patrick's Day! Come out with the family and enjoy live music all day, Bagpipes, Irish dancers from Ryan Kilcoyne School Dancers, and a whiskey tastings. There will be amazing food from 3 great restaurants and drink specials from Hops/Scotch.
Newtown Shamrock Shuffle 5K
When: Saturday, March 14 from 9 a.m. to noon
Where: 23 N. State Street, Newtown
Before drinking and partying the day away, get in some exercise for a good cause: A Love for Life. A Love for Life is dedicated to raising funds for pancreatic cancer research. Once you finish running through historic Newtown, keep the party going! Shuffle through Newtown where participating bars, restaurants, and shops will be offering specials and giveaways.
All 5k participants will receive a custom finisher medal and quality finisher shirt! Register here.
Shamrock Shuffle 5K Afterparty at Temperance House
When: Saturday, March 14 from 9:30 a.m. to Sunday, March 15 at 1:30 a.m.
Where: The Temperance House, 5 S State St, Newtown
Show your bib ticket and receive 1 free select draft/bottle beer or a mimosa. Then there will be live music all day and into the night with:
Righteous Jolly : 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Faraway Guys : 1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
TKM Band : 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade – CANCELLED
When: Saturday, March 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: New Falls Road, Levittown
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 14th, 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.
Irish Fest 2020 at Triumph
When: Saturday, March 14 from noon to midnight
Where: Triumph Brewing Company of New Hope, 400 Union Square Dr, New Hope
Starting at noon, a day filled with Irish Music, Irish Food, and of course Irish Beer! Family friendly – there will be face painting and a balloon artist from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Live music starts at 1 p.m.
Traditional Irish menu is available March 13 through March 17th. In addition to Saturday, there will be live music on Friday night and Sunday afternoon.
St. Patrick's Day Celebrations at The Five Four Bar & Grill
When: Saturday, March 14 and Tuesday, March 17 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: 8919 New Falls Road, Levittown
The Five Four opens early on Saturday, March 14 for pre-parade breakfast. Come in early to fuel for the parade, and then head back in the afternoon for live entertainment all day long! Family friendly fun during the day and then 21+ after 8 p.m.
There will be additional entertainment on the night of the actual holiday with Irish dancers at 6 p.m. and live music from Connelly & Murphy until 10 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Day Party at Steam Pub
When: Sunday March 15 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and March 17 from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: 606 2nd St Pike, Southampton
(215) 942-6468 / steampub.com
Pre-game for St. Patrick's Day with a Sunday Funday party! From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., there will be live music by Pog Mo Thoin, then bagpipes at 3 p.m., followed by live music by Four for the Road from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will also be Irish food and cocktail specials. No cover!
Then, Steam Pub will have festivities going all afternoon on St. Patrick's Day with live music, Irish dancers, bagpipers, Irish cuisine and Irish inspired specialty cocktails. There's no cover! Doors open at 11 a.m., seating is on a first come first serve basis.
St. Patrick's Day at Temperance House
5 S State St, Newtown
Eating & Drinking, Irish Style
Washington House Hotel & Restaurant
136 N Main St, Sellersville
Located near the Sellersville Theater, the Washington House Hotel & Restaurant will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with lunch and dinner food specials and celtic drink choices.
Irish Whiskey Tasting at Hops/Scotch Dram and Barrel
22 S. Main Street, Doylestown
On Tuesday, March 17 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., come celebrate Saint Patrick's Day with an Irish whiskey tasting! Enjoy 8 different Irish whiskeys from all over Ireland paired with small bites prepared by Chef Justin McClain.
Crossing Vineyards and Winery
1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing
On Saturday and Sunday, March 14th and 15th, the Crossing Vineyards and Winery invites wine and beer drinkers alike to partake in St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Between noon and 7 p.m., there will be live music at the winery, to go along with award-winning wines and specialty pairings. Gotta have a brew on St. Patrick's Day? They now serve local craft beers on draft and in bottles.
Come back on Thursday, March 19 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a new event – Irelend Forever!
There will be Irish music and drink specials. Wear green and receive a coupon for BOGO wine tasting.
3rd Annual Shamrock Shuffle: Beer and Wine Village Stroll
When: Sunday, March 15 starting at noon
Where: Peddler's Village, 2400 Street Road, New Hope
Celebrate the love of the Irish culture with the merchants of Peddler's Village.
General tickets cost $30 and include:
– Exclusive drink/food specials at partnering bars & shops
– A printed village map
– A St. Patrick’s Day inspired Tote Bag
– Lots of beads and accessories to choose from
– Photo Booth with props
– Check-In location with featured Irish Appetizers and refreshments. A complimentary beverage!
– Chance to win Basket Giveaway!
– Check-Out at Sweet Occasions Shop #74 with an array of desserts (from The Lucky Cupcake Company), coffee/tea bar.
A guided map will be provided as well as balloons at each location. If participants receive stickers from every designated stop and return back to Sweet Occasions, their name will be entered to into a raffle. Prizes will include tickets to future events, gift cards, wine bottle, pints, etc.
Purchase tickets here.
Lucky Leprechaun Family Storytime at Quakertown Branch Library
When: Thursday, March 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where: 401 West Mill Street, Quakertown
Kids will listen to stories, sing songs and get on their feet with a holiday-themed storytime.
Lucky Leprechaun Family Storytime at Yardley Branch Library
When: Friday, March 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where: 1080 Edgewood Road, Yardley
Bring the kids to a special Irish themed “Music & Movement” Family Storytime! Celebrate like the Irish as listen to stories about luck, move like a leprechaun, and dance to traditional Irish music. Make a rainbow or shamrock craft to take home. Dress in green and come join the fun!
St. Patrick's Day Dine at Sesame Place
When: Saturday, March 14 at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Sunday, March 15 at 11:30 a.m.
Where: 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne
Erin Go Bragh! Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Elmo and Friends as they dance and jig to their favorite Sesame Street songs. Come dressed in your most festive green attire and enjoy a buffet lunch and desserts for all the wee lads and lassies. Purchase tickets here. Note that this event is for dining only. The park is closed.
Saturday Storytime Featuring Pete the Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase
When: Saturday, March 14 from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Barnes & Noble, 210 Commerce Boulevard, Fairless Hills
Will it be Pete the Cat's lucky day or will he learn that luck takes work in this charming book? Find out at Storytime, and stay for delightful activities afterward!
Irish-Themed Crafternoon at Quakertown Branch Library
When: Saturday, March 14 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: 401 West Mill Street, Quakertown
Kids are invited to an afternoon of crafting! There will be a variety of Irish-themed crafts for all ages to try.
Dip It Green for St. Patrick's Day! with Newtown Fun
When: Sunday, March 15 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Newtown Township Administration Building, 100 Municipal Drive, Newtown
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by baking and decorating green treats. Mint chocolate chip cookie dough balls and shamrock cookies are just a few treats junior bakers will make and take home. In addition to making treats, there will also be a holiday-themed storytime. This event is for children ages 4-8 (and a parent) and costs $18 for residents, $22 for non-residents. Register here.
Leprechaun Story Time and Scavenger Hunt at the Warminster Library
When: Tuesday, March 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: 1076 Emma Lane, Warminster
Kids will listen to St. Patrick's Day books and sing themed songs. Next, everyone will help a leprechaun friend find his pot of gold by searching the library for all the colors in the rainbow. All ages are welcome, no need to register.
St. Paddy's Day Scavenger Hunt at the Yardley Library
When: Tuesday, March 17, all day
Where: 1080 Edgewood Road, Yardley
Children complete a St. Patty's Day themed Scavenger Hunt to find the treasure at theend of the rainbow!
St. Patrick's Day Family Storytime at the Southampton Library
When: Tuesday, March 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Where: 947 Street Road, Southampton
Listen to St. Patrick's Day themed stories and sing songs!
Rocking Out to Celtic Music
Larry Kirwan: “Celtic Crushing” – CANCELLED DUE TO HEALTH CONCERNS
Bucks County Community College
275 Swamp Rd., Newtown
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. Saturday, March 14, at Bucks County Community College in Newtown. Kirwan, a founder of American Celtic Rock, will be celebrating the release of a new Black 47 compilation CD, St. Patrick’s Day Party. Joined by Andrew Sharp, piper/fiddler/flautist/vocalist, they’ll revisit many of the iconic Black 47 songs from the new album, including Funky Ceili, Livin’ in America, James Connolly, 40 Shades of Blue including Hard Times (expected to open on Broadway later this year as Paradise Square).
Known for their exuberant and passionate live shows, the pints will be flowing and the craic will be mighty as Black 47 fans, Celtic Crushers and all who love Irish music will begin their St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
In the lobby before the show, local band Hobnail will perform from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. And local Celtic Dancers from the Ryan Kilocycle Irish school of Dance will perform from 6:45- 7 p.m.
Purchase tickets here.
Glengarry Bhoys Fundraiser Supporting The Celtic Cultural Alliance
Sellersville Theater 1984
24 W Temple Avenue, Sellersville
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 14, 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 range from $23 to $29.50, depending on available seating. Purchasing a ticket in-person will save concert-goers a $6.50 processing fee!