Parade Crowd

You don't have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. There are plenty of fun events going on around the Burgh to get your green on!

MARCH 9-11

8am-3pm
Pittsburgh Irish Festival - Celtic Gift Shoppe St. Patrick's Day Sale

U.S. Steel Plaza
A variety of gift items from the Pittsburgh Irish Festival's Celtic Gift Shoppe including apparel, Connemara Marble and glassware.

MARCH 10

7-9pm
Pre-Paddy's Guinness Glass Engraving

Claddagh Irish Pub
SouthSide Works
Take part in the Guinness Glass Engraving party and personalize a Guinness Gravity Glass.

MARCH 12

8am
Mass at St. Patrick's Church

Strip District
Start parade day in the Irish tradition with a Roman Catholic mass. St. Patrick's Church was founded in 1808. It is the first parish in the city of Pittsburgh.

10am
2016 St. Patrick's Day Parade

Downtown
Second largest St. Patrick's Parade in the U.S. 23,000 participants, 200 marching units including 18 marching bands and floats.

2-5pm
Irish Fair in the Square

Market Square, Downtown
Family-friendly fun with entertainment from street performers, vendors and free concerts. Here's the schedule: 2-3pm Bastard Bearded Irishmen, 3:30-5pm The Stickers.

MARCH 17 – ST. PATRICK'S DAY

The Wild Geese concert
Heinz Field
The Wild Geese is a six-piece flock of riveting Celtic music. This Pittsburgh-based group takes the old-school Irish pub feel and morphs it into an electrifying feel-good kitchen party.

8pm-1am
Heaven Nightclub Reopening!

Renaissance Hotel, Downtown
Heaven is reopening its doors on Thursday, March 17th, 2016 to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style! Dance to hits from the 70's, 80's, 90's, 2K, and today under their iconic green dome.

Noon to closing
Claddaugh Irish Pub

SouthSide Works
Live musical performances from Tullycavy, Abbot's Cross and Donnie Irish.

Parade Bagpipers

Feeling hungry?

We got this! In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, here are a few places where you can enjoy some authentic Irish food:

Pipers Pub
South Side
Bangers and Mash - sausage and mashed potatoes. Bangers and mash gets its name because sausages used to burst (or bang) while cooking, due to rusk (dried bread) being added to the meat or Guinness Stew - hearty beef stew made with lean boneless chuck that's cooked with carrots, parsnips and turnips and flavored with dark beer.

Monterey Pub
North Side
Banger Boxty – potato pancakes layered with Irish banger sausage, sauerkraut, cheddar cheese and peppercorn mustard.

Claddagh Irish Pub
SouthSide Works
Shepherd's Pie – seasoned ground beef and vegetables topped with mashed potatoes, cheddar cheese and onion crisps.

Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle
Strip District
Corned Beef and Cabbage – slow cooked tender corned beef served with braised cabbage, carrots and boiled red potatoes.

Riley's Pour House
Carnegie
Jameson Whiskey Marinated Flat Iron Steak – nothing better than steak and potatoes (and whiskey!)