It’s time to dust off your green gear, March 17th is nearly here! St. Paddy’s began as a religious feast day in the 17th century to commemorate St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, but has since evolved into a day of merriment with a variety of festivals and events the world over. St. Patrick’s Day is a day to celebrate Irish culture with parades, special foods, music, dancing, and lots and lots of green! Everyone’s a little bit Irish on St. Paddy’s… take a look below for your guide to Saint Patrick’s Day 2020 in Montgomery County!
Please note that we try to update these article as much as possible but with widespread cancellations due to health concerns, please double check all events.
Conshohocken Saint Patrick’s Parade – March 14, 2 p.m. – POSTPONED TO MARCH 28!
Fayette Street, Conshohocken
The annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Conshohocken will Start at 11th and Fayette Street and travel down to Elm Street. Restaurants and pubs lining the one-mile parade route will offer specials and host events both during the parade and after. This year’s theme is “May the Road Rise Up to Meet You.”
Nitro Bar – March 17, 9 to 11 p.m.
416 Penn Ave., 2nd Floor, West Reading
Join the crew from The Sly Fox Brewery at Nitro Bar for a night of performances from local punk bands and their collaborative effort, Black Lager.
The Grog St. Patrick’s Weekend Blast – March 13 and 14, 10 p.m.
863 W. Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr
Irish Coffee Night Contest – March 12, 7 p.m.
AOH Hall, 342 Jefferson Street, Swedesburg
Get a start on the fun by checking out the Irish Coffee Night held at the AOH, where local businesses compete to see who makes the best Irish Coffee.
Jack Cassidy’s Irish Pub Pottstown
990 E High Street, Pottstown
The pub will feature food and drink specials all day. Enjoy Killian’s, Guinness, and Harp all day. There will be bagpipes from 2 to 4 p.m. and a DJ from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Molly Maguire’s Irish Restaurant & Pub – March 14, 15, and 17
197 Bridge Street, Phoenixville
Enjoy a full weekend of festivities immersed in Irish food, drink, music and dance at Molly McGuire’s annual celebration. General Admission bracelet for $15 gives you access to activities on both weekend days. Enjoy three levels of the pub and an outside beer garden across the street. The pub opens March 17 at 8 a.m. and will host bands throughout the day.
All Day Irish Fun & Feasting
St. Patrick’s Day Block Party and Benefit for Eagles Autism Challenge – March 14 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Stove and Tap Lansdale, 329 W. Main Street, Lansdale
Stove and Tap celebrates its 4th Anniversary in the heart of Lansdale with an all-day outdoor St. Patrick’s Day celebration for a great cause. This annual celebration benefits the Eagles Autism Challenge and Team Jack Ryan. Wood Street will be closed down. The street party (and outdoor patio area at Stove and Tap) will feature music, drinks, food, giveaways, Irish dancers, live music, outdoor vendors, games and much more. For the third year in a row, the Annual Banger Eating Contest returns! From the kitchen, look for specials like Bangers and Mash, Fish and Chips and more. At the bar, look for taps to also feature Guinness for the weekend. For entertainment, Stove and Tap presents Hold Fast, a Celtic Punk Band from Pittsburg, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Festivities are free to attend, with food, drink and contests pay-as-you-go. This event is family friendly with activities for adults and kids of all ages.
Last year, this event raised over $12,000 and this year they hope to exceed that goal. Justin Weathers, one of the two owners, will also ride in the Eagles Autism Challenge himself to support the cause and the two boys, Jack and Ryan.
640 East Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill
Kick off the St. Patrick’s Day with Brunch at 10 a.m. while enjoying live music with Killen & Clark. At 2 p.m., welcome Paul Moore Band followed by Oakwyn at 6 p.m. A $10 wristband lets you enjoy all three bands.
Since the holiday is on a Tuesday this year, Brittingham’s will also have live Irish music the weekend before. Come out Friday night at 9 p.m. for First Highland Watch. Saturday, there will be Shades of Green at 3 p.m. and Rogue Diplomats at 8 p.m. And on Sunday, Kevin and Conor from Oakwyn will perform at 3 p.m.
Kildare’s Public House
18 West Gay St, West Chester
Special $30 VIP pass with no cover charge all weekend. Two styles of St. Patrick’s Day t-shirts are available as well as a full Irish Breakfast and a pint (Saturday through Tuesday). Kildare’s will open at 7 a.m., with music from The One and Only Malarkey Brothers from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. and The John Byrne Band from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Leprechaun Handprint Workshop at Color Me Mine – March 7 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
801 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville
Choose a plate or platter to decorate with your little one. The Color Me Mine Team will help you capture the perfect handprint to turn into a leprechaun! Starts at $28. Make a reservation here.
Kids’ St. Patrick’s Day Hike and Treasure Hunt – March 15
Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park
400 Towpath Rd, Mont Clare
Hikers will meet in the parking lot behind the Pickering Creek Inn at 1 p.m. Walk across the bridge, over the Schuylkill River, and down the towpath to Lock 60 to participate in a kids’ treasure hunt in the grove. Enjoy Irish and folk music at the Lock tender’s house and light refreshments. Free for kids 10 and under with adult supervision. Pre-registration is requested by contacting the site. Weather permitting.
The Great Narberth Leprechaun Hunt – March 14 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. – CANCELLED
Downtown Narberth at the corner of Haverford and Forrest Ave.
Kids start at the Blarney Booth located on the corner of Haverford and Forrest Aves to pick up a game card, clues and plastic pot of gold collection pot. Then they frolic with their parents through downtown Narberth searching through quaint shops and restaurants to find leprechauns and some of their golden coins. Find 10 leprechauns, collect 10 chocolate coins and turn them in for one shiny gold dollar! The event is free and hosted by the Narberth Business Association.
St. Patty’s Terrarium Building Workshop – March 14 from 4 to 5 p.m.
Achin’ Back Garden Center
10 Penn Rd, Pottstown
Create a St. Patty’s Day inspired terrarium during this hands-on, one-hour workshop. All materials (bowl, rocks, moss, plants and figure) and instructions are included in the $35 fee. The workshop will feature succulents and how to take cuttings. Feel free to bring wine and snacks. Sign up online by clicking here.
St. Patrick’s Day Party – March 17, 2 p.m.
Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library
1001 Powell St., Norristown
Enjoy crafts, music, and of course, stories at the library. Learn about traditional Irish instruments and try Irish dancing. The event is for children ages four and older.