St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick’s Day this year is on Friday, March 17, 2017. However, some events are happening on the weekend before or on Saturday. I’ve gathered up these great events going on in Oklahoma to celebrate the holiday. Am I missing an event? Contact me.

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Oklahoma City

Go Green St. Patrick's Day in the Gardens

301 W. Sheridan, Oklahoma City
Friday, March 17, 2017 from 10am — 2pm

May the luck of the Irish be with you as Myriad Botanical Gardens celebrates St. Patrick’s Day! The fun begins with a performance by the Oklahoma Scottish Pipes and Drums. Create festive crafts, learn about Irish heritage and enjoy some Irish food on our Sheridan Lawn. Find out where our silly leprechaun hid the Garden’s pot of gold, listen to fun fiddling tunes, and don’t forget to wear green! Enjoy food from Wicked Hangry, Phill Me Up Cheesesteaks and Bacon N Cakin food trucks. Activities on the Sheridan Lawn are $5 per person, and the music is free.

10am-2pm
– Face Painting, prices dependent on design: $5 check design, $8 half face and $10-12 full face
– Activities on the Sheridan Lawn to include crafts, storytelling and more! $5 per person
– Whole Foods Market on site passing out healthy snacks while supplies last
10am-11am
Oklahoma Scottish Pipes and Drums performing at Great Lawn and Bandshell
11 -11:30am
Hill Irish Dance School Performance at Bandshell
11-11:30am & 1-1:30pm
Storytelling by Patti Macumber
Noon-2pm
Casey and Minna performing (an acoustic guitar and fiddle duo)
12-12:30pm & 1:30-2pm
Gaelic Speaking Lesson by Nicole Rodriguez on Sheridan Lawn

McNellie's St Patrick's Day in Midtown - photo by Dennis Spielman

Oklahoma City’s Midtown District
Friday, March 17, 2017 from 10am — 2am

McNellie’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party will take over the Midtown District with beer indoors and outdoors. Doors open at 10 am while the Outdoor Party begins at noon with live music and drink specials.

The new Kong’s Tavern in Midtown will be hosting a block party on Friday, March 17, 11am-Midnight. The music lineup includes DJ Tom Hudson, Josh Sallee, Mike Turner, and My So Called Band.

Bleu Garten will open at 11 am with their food trucks and a live Irish Band and green beer.

There will be specials throughout the businesses in Midtown.

St. Patrick’s Day in the Plaza District

Oklahoma City’s Plaza District
Friday, March 17, 2017

The street where Gatewood and 17th meet will be closed off as Saints will be serving beer outside that area (21 and up only) but those with families are welcome inside and on their patio. Saints will open up at 10 am and won’t stop until 2 am with music playing throughout the day and all your favorite eats from corned beef and cabbage to shepherds pie.

The Pritchard will be opening at 2 pm on Friday the 17th, serving up St. Patrick’s Day-themed food and drink specials all day including corned beef from Native Meat Co. Also, they will have March Madness games playing on three different TVs, so you won’t have to miss a game. Drink Specials include the “A Dubliner in Madagascar,” a Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey, House Made Madagascar Vanilla Syrup, and Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry Bitters; and “Kiss Me, I’m Irish,” a drink with Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey, Midori, Lime and Simple.

There will also be specials throughout the businesses in the Plaza District.

St. Patrick’s Day in Deep Deuce

Oklahoma City’s Deep Deuce District
Friday, March 17, 2017

Slaughter’s Hall in Deep Deuce will open at 8am serving $10 Irish Breakfast and Green Beer! An Irish Menu will be offered all day long as well as great drink specials.

417 W. Park Place, Oklahoma City
Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 1 pm

Over the past six years, the Run Lucky 5k and Mission Mile Fun Run has grown into a must-attend event for all ages. From the bagpipe players at the start line to the green beer at the finish line, Run Lucky is the ultimate way to experience St. Patrick’s Day in Oklahoma City. The Mission Mile Fun Run will start at 1:30 PM and the 5k will start at 2 PM. The Awards Ceremony and Costume Contest will take place at 3 PM at the finish line area.

St Patrick's Day in Bricktown

Bricktown St. Patrick’s Day Block Party

Friday, March 17, 2017 from 2pm – Midnight
Enjoy free live music, food trucks, and various beers on tap at the TapWerks’ St. Patrick’s Block Party in the parking lot east of TapWerks, located at 121 E. Sheridan Ave. Enjoy live music, lawn games, and draft and bottled beer and liquor. Live music will kick off at 5pm with bands playing until 1am. Tapwerks will have a green cider and Red Bull special. $10 cover for inside activities.

There will be plenty of fun happening throughout Bricktown, including some surprises I’m not at liberty to share. Hint: Visit the canal. 😉

NOTICE: There will NOT be a St. Patrick’s parade in Oklahoma City this year due to lack of funding.

Paramount Theatre at 11 N Lee Ave, Oklahoma City
Friday, March 17, 2017 at 9:30 PM – 11 PM

BitSing returns to the Paramount Theatre at OKC Improv’s showcase with a St. Patrick’s Day celebration! Partners in Time is opening. Grab a friend, WEAR GREEN, get a drink at the bar, and celebrate life with some silly made up music.

BitSing is a musical improv comedy extravaganza. In the first act, short-form “Whose Line is it Anyway?”-style musical improv games will be played by some of Oklahoma City’s best musical improv talent. In the second act, a one act musical will be made up on the spot, all accompanied by a live band! If there are two things guaranteed in this show, it’ll be singing and bits.

Also, happening before BitSing will be High Noon Sirens, Anna Grahams, and Family Tree from 7:30pm-9:00pm. Buy tickets here.

Norman

769 Asp Avenue, Norman in Campus Corner
Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 8am

Get Lucky and Get Green at the O’Connell’s Irish Pub & Grille St. Patrick’s 8K Run with 1 mile fun run, Saturday, March 11, 2017. Details and entry here. It’s all for Special Olympics!

Tulsa

3920 S. Peoria, Tulsa
Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 8am

March 17, 2017 is the 35th Annual St. Patrick’s 5K Run presented by RunnersWorld Tulsa. The race has a history of being a top 5K race in Oklahoma. Last year’s Tulsa race attracted more than 2,100 runners. This race has a tradition of kicking off the racing season for runners in Oklahoma. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Oklahoma and Tulsa Running Club. In addition to the 5K and 1-mile fun run, prizes will be awarded for the runners, door prizes at the event and prize money for participating schoole. 8:30 1-mile fun run; 9:00 am Special Olympics Run; 9:15 am 5K; 10 am Costume Contest.

3637 S. Memorial Drive, Tulsa
Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 11am – 5pm
Route 66 Harley-Davidson will have their 6th Annual St. Paddy’s Biker Bash with live music by Sweatin’ Bullets and Travis Kidd. Tulsa Pipe Band and Leprechauns will be hanging out with Angels serving up $1 cold ones. Treys Bar & Grill will serve up Irish favorites. Plus, burnout contest, giveaways and much more.

Irish Pubs

Listed below are some of the notable Irish pubs in the state.

Arnie’s Bar
318 E. 2nd Street in Tulsa

The Black Raven
14471 NE 23rd Street in Choctaw

Dan Mcguinness Irish Pub and Restaurant
1003 SW 19th in Moore

James E. McNellie’s Public House
1100 Classen Drive in Oklahoma City

Kilkenny’s Irish Pub
1413 East 15th Street in Tulsa

Saint’s Public House
1715 NW 16th in Oklahoma City

Sean Cummings Irish Restaurant & Pub
9610 N. May Ave. in Oklahoma City


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