It’s that time again, when the world becomes green, even when there’s snow on the ground! St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner so start planning your adventures now. Really, we can’t talk about St. Patrick’s Day without discussing corn beef and cabbage and the local Irish Pub. When we googled Irish Pubs in Rochester, 53 entries came up and let’s just say some of them are full of blarney when it comes to being an authentic Irish Pub. So where do you go in Rochester, when you want to celebrate all things Irish? Where can you get the best Reuben or Corned Beef and Cabbage? (Bonus if it’s the same place!) Let us know, so we can post what the real deal is before the big day!
But you don’t have to wait until the 17th to start celebrating:
Kicking off, or should we say facing off, the weekend, it’s Irish Nite at the Amerks Game Friday, March 14. Click here for your Irish Night Package!
The celebration continues of all things Irish!
Our annual Painting of the Green ceremony, marking the Parade Route, starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Radisson Riverside, 120 E. Main Street. Visit http://www.rochesterparade.com or call (585) 234-5167.
• A traditional St. Patrick’s Day Mass will be said at 9 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 15 St. Mary’s Place at Washington Square in downtown Rochester. The traditional Raising of the Flags Ceremony follows at 10:30 a.m. Call (585) 234-5167.
• The annual Runnin’ O The Green race, sponsored by Johnny’s Irish Pub, starts at 10:30 a.m. at the War Memorial, Exchange and Broad Street. The five-mile course is certified by USATF. Call (585) 224-0990 for details and registration information.
• The St. Patrick’s Day Parade set for 12:30 p.m. This is the 38th year of our Rochester Parade, an event that now draws more than 120,000 spectators! The Parade Route starts on East Avenue, goes to Main Street and ends at Plymouth Avenue. Over 1,000 marchers will participate; with fifteen bands from all over New York State and Canada performing, along with seven Dance Schools.
• Happening simultaneously to the Parade at the Radisson Riverside Hotel, 120 E. Main Street, is theCeltic Family Faire. Taking place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the indoor, all-weather family festival offers Celtic musicians and dancers, games, storytelling and more. For information, call (585) 234-5167.
• The final day of this year’s ice skating season in Manhattan Square Park just happens to be on St. Patrick’s Day! Those wearing green to St. Patrick’s Day at the Manhattan Square Park Ice Rink will receive free admission (skate rental fees apply, however). Call (585) 428-7541.
March 15 & 16:
Varick Winery at 5102 State Route 89 in Romulus, NY hosts St. Patrick’s Irish Weekend! Enjoy fine wines paired with complimentary Irish fare including Irish stew, potato leek soup and scones. You can also sample jellies, preserves, sauces, butters, mustards and more. Call (315) 549-8797.
Yes! Something for everyone on St. Patrick’s Day! If you’re looking for your pot of gold and would like to live in Penfield,we can help!