Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on the Main Line

There’s something for everyone during this favorite Irish holiday.



For the Little Leprechauns

Great Narberth Leprechaun Hunt

March 11

The hunting ground for 10 hidden green men is on at the corner of Haverford and Forrest avenues. Kids are given a game card and clues to find the leprechauns, and an empty black plastic pot to fill with gold chocolate coins they are given after finding each one. Everyone is a winner and finishes with a pot-o-gold.

1-4 p.m. 101 Forrest Ave., Narberth.

Leprechaun Run

March 11

Cross the finish line sporting a kilt or head to toe green for a good cause. The two, five, and now, seven mile race begins and ends at the Art Museum and benefits the Special Olympics Pennsylvania.

7:30 a.m., West River and MLK drives.

Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 12

Join the kilted masses in one of the oldest parades in the country celebrating the Emerald Isle. Spirited spectators get to watch as dance groups, musicians, marching bands, and Irish youth associations parade the stretch down Broad Street to City Hall colored in every shade of green. The decorated floats honoring the patron saint will also trail the parade.

12-4 p.m., Benjamin Franklin Parkway.  

For the Legal Leprechauns

The Druids and Galway Guild

March 14

Get a dose of genuine Irish music at Ardmore Musical Hall, as County Kildare band The Druids, take the stage. They’ll be joined by local Celtic rockers, Galway Guild.

23 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore.

Kildare’s Irish Pub

March 17

It’s not St. Patrick’s Day if you don’t have a pint of Guinness in hand. The pub will offer $3 Guinness all day, along with live music celebrating Celtic folk rock.

18 W. Gay St., West Chester.

St. Paddy’s Day 2017

March 17

Head to Xfinity Live for live music from Lima Bean Riot. While there, grab a drink at Victory Beer Hall. Plus, there will be a real pot of gold: a cash balloon drop towards the end of the night.

1100 Pattison Ave., Philadelphia.

McGillin’s Old Ale House

March 17

If you’re looking for a watering hole rich in tradition and convivial corners, McGillin’s is where you should whet your whistle. The Irish pub is the most historic bar in Philadelphia and will be serving green draft beer.

1310 Drury St., Philadelphia.

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