St. Patrick’s Day is one of the biggest party days in Cleveland. Clevelanders wait all year long for this event. It’s a day when we can come together and celebrate Irish heritage and surviving February’s brutal weather. Most of the time, you have to bundle up to face the chill of March air to attend outdoor celebrations, but we’re usually lucky enough to have some sun during the parade and plenty of bar and restaurants host parties that last all day long. Check out the parade downtown and drink in some live tunes, Guinness, and hot corned beef sandwiches all over town.

Cleveland’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Downtown Cleveland
Superior Ave. and E. 18th St.
Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 556-5183

Date: March 17, 2016 at 1:04 p.m.

If you’ve been in Cleveland for any amount of time, it’s likely you’ve heard about the legendary St. Patrick’s Day parade. The parade begins on Superior and East 18th street (a recent move due to the Public Square construction) and routes through downtown Cleveland. Start your day downtown to secure a viewing spot at a bar or restaurant and be sure to utilize pubic transportation for safety and a stress-free day.

The United Irish Societies of Greater Cleveland organizes the event, which began in 1867, and will contain around 10,000 participants. The 2016 theme is “Commemorating the 1916 Easter Rising and Ireland’s Quest for Freedom.”

Outlaws I&I And JiMiller Band & Adam’s Ale
Music Box Supper Club
1148 Main Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 242-1250
www.musicboxcle.comDate: March 17, 2016 4:00 p.m.

$10 will get you admission to both the Outlaws I&I and the JiMiller Band & Adam’s Ale shows. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. for the reggae rock show in the supper club, showtime is at 7:00 p.m. The other jam will be held in the concert hall and doors open at 6:00 p.m., with the show beginning at 7:30 p.m. Music Box is a great place to check out live music and the folks here definitely know how to throw an Irish party, with more than a few “Irish Sundays” under their belts.

St. Patrick’s Day Party: HoB
House of Blues
308 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 523-2583
www.houseofblues.comDate: March 17, 2016 at 8:00 a.m.

For more than 10 years, the House of Blues has held a rockin’ St. Patrick’s Day party that lasts all day long. Beginning at 8:00 a.m., there is a full lineup of live music, and the party doesn’t stop until 5:00 p.m. The whole event is free of cover charge.

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St. Patrick’s Day Party: The Harp
The Harp
4408 Detroit Ave.
City, ST 00000
(216) 939-0200

Date: March 17, 2016 at 8:00 a.m.

The Harp, recognized as one of the best Irish pubs in the U.S., always hosts a great St. Patrick’s Day bash. The restaurant opens at 8:00 a.m. to maximize party time and serves breakfast until 10:00 a.m. The drink specials last all day long and the live music keeps spirits high when the day starts to wear on the party-goers.

St. Patrick’s Day Party: Croagh Patrick’s
Croagh Patrick’s
4857 Robinhood Drive
Willoughby, OH 44094
(440) 946-8250

Date: March 17, 2016

Croagh Patrick’s is known for hosting St. Patrick’s Day year-round, with authentic Irish bites and some creative dishes rooted in Irish flavors on the menu. Stop in here for some great food, a welcome vibe, and true Irish spirit. A full bar with favorite whiskeys, Harp, and Guinness will surely keep the party rolling all day long.

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Kaitlin Dershaw Durbin has spent the past 7 years living in and loving Cleveland. She enjoys making new discoveries, especially when it comes to the local food and arts community, and sharing them with others, hoping to spark similar love for the city in others. Find her other local profiles at