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6 Best Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Pittsburgh This Year

Show off your Irish pride at these six events.




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This year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, dedicated to Dan Rooney for his work with the Pittsburgh Steelers and as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland from 2009 to 2012, starts at 10 a.m. on Liberty Avenue and will coincide with a family-friendly Parade Fest in Market Square complete with performances and activities.

But other than reveling with crowds of other green-clad merrymakers, what else can you do to celebrate Ireland’s patron saint?

Here are six other activities you don’t want to miss.
 

1. Enjoy Kegs and Eggs at City Works

Start off your St. Patrick’s Day with Kegs and Eggs, which includes mimosas, bloody Mary’s and beer, at City Works in Market Square. A $25 admission ticket gets you unlimited drinks and food from the buffet from 8 to 11 a.m. on St. Patrick's Day, which falls on a Saturday this year
 

2. Visit an Irish Pub

Head to Mullaney’s Harp and Fiddle in the Strip District for authentic Irish food on St. Patrick’s Day. The pub will have live music, traditional Irish and simple sandwich menus and a tent over the parking lot to open up more space for drinking and dancing.
 

3. Partake in Family Fun at Fifth Avenue Place

Following the parade, head down to Fifth Avenue Place for family-friendly activities, such as face painting, balloon art and live violin music. The event is free to the public and will last from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 

4. Solve a Mystery

Gaetano’s Banquet Center and Restaurant in Beechview will host a special St. Patrick’s Day murder mystery dinner from 7 to 10 p.m. Audience members will challenge the Lyric King, Furlong Shemp, during a game of Lyrical Pursuit and will have to solve a murder along the way. The ticket to this event comes with a buffet style dinner, and a cash bar is available.
 


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5. Take a Bar Crawl through the North Side

After you’ve enjoyed the parade and the 21+ celebration at Market Square, head over to the North Side to participate in the St. Patrick’s Day bar crawl. For the price of a ticket, Local Brewhouse, Mullens Bar and Grill and three other bars will offer drink specials with no cover from noon to 2 a.m. You can register at Steel Cactus Restaurant and Cantina on St. Patrick’s Day anytime from noon to 10 p.m.
 

6. Meet the Clydesdales

Looking for a way to gear up for St. Patrick’s Day weekend? Meet the Clydesdales at this fundraiser for the Children’s Home of Pittsburgh and Lemieux Family Center. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 15 at the Children’s Home and Lemieux Family Center and will offer wagon rides, family-friendly activities and a chance to meet the Clydesdales who will march in the St. Patrick’s Day parade.
 

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