St. Patrick’s Day

St Patrick’s Day Guide

St. Patrick’s Day this year is on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. However, some events happen on a different date. 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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Assume most events, especially the ones with large crowds, have been canceled. Some of the smaller events at breweries are still happening and/or offering a drive-up special.

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Oklahoma City

WHERE: Oklahoma City
WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 2020, at 10:00 am

Join in on the fun at the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the historic Stockyards City on Saturday, March 14. This family-friendly parade kicks off at 10:00 a.m. with the famous Chain Ranch Longhorns being herded down Exchange Avenue! Marching bands, bagpipes, antique cars, tractors, community groups, and equestrian clubs round out this fun event! Food trucks and street performers will be in Historic Stockyards City throughout the day, so plan on staying a while!

O’City St Patrick’s Day Parade 2018 - photo by Dennis Spielman

WHERE: Oklahoma City
WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 2020, at 11:00 am

The O’City Oklahoma City St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Saturday, March 14. Throw on your finest green shirt and come celebrate the greenest day of the year with your city! The parade will begin at 11 am with groups from all over the metro showing their St. Paddy’s Day pride.

Go Green St. Patrick's Day in the Gardens

WHERE: Myriad Botanical Gardens
301 West Sheridan, Oklahoma City

WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The fun begins with a performance by the Oklahoma Scottish Pipes and Drums. Guests can enjoy food trucks, vendors, an Irish Step performance, and fun fiddling tunes. Each child’s craft wristband includes access to crafts, games, and activities best suited for ages 4 to 10. 

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

WHERE: Oklahoma City’s Midtown District
WHEN: March 17, 2020

The Annual McNellie’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration will have their patio party on Tuesday, March 17th at 10 am. In addition to the big block party, they’ll host a Pre-Pat’s Patio Party on Saturday, March 14th at 1 pm.

There will be specials throughout the businesses in Midtown.

The Run Lucky 5K – CANCELED

WHERE: 421 NW 10th Street, Oklahoma City
WHEN: Sunday, March 15, 2020

Over the past ten years, the Run Lucky 5k and Mission Mile Fun Run has grown into a must-attend charity 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, while fundraising with the Friends of Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

St Patrick's Day in Bricktown

WHERE: Bricktown
WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 2020, from 3 pm to Midnight

On Saturday, March 14, Bricktown will be celebrating the 30th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Block Party. The all-ages event will feature music, great food as well as domestic, craft, and Irish Beers. The party starts at 3 p.m. and lasts until midnight. The celebration will take place outdoors at Bricktown Live, located on Oklahoma Ave., adjacent to The Bricktown Canal.

“We will be celebrating this milestone event in dedication to our late father, Jim Brewer, who started this event 30 years ago.” said event organizers Brent and Brett Brewer, Jim’s sons. “This was the first outdoor place-making event that has led to the exciting renaissance we see in Downtown OKC today.”

The first Bricktown St. Patrick’s Day Block Party was held in 1990 as part of the grand opening of the former O’Brien’s Pub, and that tradition proudly continues today, as Downtown OKC’s largest St. Patrick’s Day Celebration.

This family- and pet-friendly outdoor event is free and open to the public of all ages.  There will be souvenir merchandise available for sale as well as FREE Green Beads to guests, as supplies last.

Norman

WHERE: Lazy Circles Brewing
422 East Main Street, Norman
WHEN: Tuesday, March 17, 2020, from Noon to Midnight

Lazy Circles Brewing will be hosting St. Patrick’s Day festivities. Come out for music, beer, and food. Weather permitting, they will be celebrating in the super awesome lot. They’ll have a special beer, Irish Setter, which is a blend of two beers, their Dirtybird Red and Scrappy’s Short & Stout. The resulting blend is a very complex yet smooth drinking malty beer, quite similar to a wee heavy. Aging in a bourbon barrel adds a rich lightly smoked depth of flavor that is sure to please your palate.

Tulsa

WHERE: 3920 South Peoria, Tulsa
WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 2020

The 37th Annual St. Patrick’s 5K Run presented by RunnersWorld Tulsa is on March 14, 2020. This race has a history of being one of the top 5K races in Oklahoma and has a tradition of kicking off the racing season for runners in Oklahoma. Last year’s race attracted more than 2,100 runners! All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Oklahoma and Tulsa Running Club. The first 2,000 runners to register will receive a free t-shirt.  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 schools.

WHERE: Arnie’s Bar
318 East 2nd Street, Tulsa
WHEN: Tuesday, March 17, 2020, from 10 am to 2 am

Come celebrate Arnie’s Bar Annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration with them on Tuesday, March 17th. Join a Tulsa tradition of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at Arnie’s Bar! Gates open at 10 am to all ages and will switch to 21+ years at 8 pm. Live Irish music all day along with Tulsa’s best food trucks, giveaways, and more!

WHERE: McNellie’s
409 East 1st Street, Tulsa
WHEN:
Tuesday, March 17, 2020, from Noon – to 11 pm

The Annual McNellie’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration is just around the corner!

WHERE: Cabin Boys Brewery
409 East 1st Street, Tulsa
WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 2020

Cabin Boys Brewery’s will be hosting their Annual St. Paddy’s Day Party! With no cover charge, this ALL AGES St. Paddy’s celebration will be filled with games & activities like Beer Yoga with Be Love Yoga Studio Tulsa, a dunk tank with Tulsa Gaelic Athletic Club and free Axe Throwing with Got Wood Axe Throwing Co. Plus, a wide assortment of yard games like Corn Hole, Beer Pong, & Giant Jenga!

WHERE: Guthrie Green
111 East MB Brady Street, Tulsa
WHEN: March 13-14, 2020

The Tulsa Irish Festival returns in 2020 for a totally free, family-friendly festival celebrating the music, culture, art, and food of the Irish. Info about vendors, kids activites, bands, and more can be found on their website at www.tulsairishfest.org

WHERE: Dead Armadillo Brewery
1004 East 4th Street, Tulsa
WHEN: March 17, 2020

Have some backyard shenanigans in Dead Armadillo Brewery’s Boneyard, where they’ll be hosting musical guests, and releasing a brand spanking new dry stout, and an Irish red ale. Doctor Kustom will be preparing specialty vittles for the holiday: shepherd’s pie. Be there at 5 p.m. to greet the pipers!

WHERE: Rose District
418 South Main Street, Broken Arrow
WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 2020

It’s time to ROCK the Rose District at the Annual ShamRock the Rose. This free event encompasses three blocks, featuring over a dozen food trucks, almost a 100 street vendors, a Kids Zone, live music, a ticketed Craft Beer Garden, a ticketed VIP AREA on the 3rd floor of The Museum Broken Arrow, and 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

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


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