Montco’s 2016 Guide to St. Patricks’s Day

If you’re looking for some happening spots to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day in Montgomery County, our 2016′ Guide is here to help. It’s got everything from Irish dancing, traditional Irish food, live music and oh yeah…a lot of great beer! Whether you’re single, married, have kids or are just looking for the right place to celebrate with friends, our Saint Patty’s Guide has a lot of great events for everyone in and around our area. Montco Happening would like to wish all our residents a fun & safe Saint Patrick’s Day  this year, Sláinte!

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Schuykill Canal Associations Annual
St. Patty’s Day Hike and Treasure Hunt 

March 20th 1-4pm

Pickering Creek Inn, 37 Bridge St., Phoenixville, Pa. 19460

Hikers will start the afternoon off at 1:00 PM meeting in the parking lot behind the Pickering Creek Inn, at the end of Bridge Street in Phoenixville.  The group will walk from Phoenixville, across the Schuylkill River and down the towpath to Lock 60.

Once reaching the Lock 60 picnic grove, children of all ages can join in with a Treasure Hunt.  Gold coins will be scattered throughout the field to be gathered by the children; the coins are then turned in for prizes at the Locktender’s House after the hunt.

Meadowlark, a well-known duo – Jansen Wendell and Elisa Lang – will perform Irish music for all to enjoy inside the house.

And, don’t miss the lock opening at 3 PM, weather permitting!  A steady rain will cancel the hike and treasure hunt; the Locktender’s Open House will still be held.

Great Narberth Leprechaun Hunt

Saturday, March 12, 2016 – from 1pm to 4pm
(*The Hunt continues until 4pm or until prizes run out)

In this free family event in downtown Narberth, kids search the town trying to win a prize by finding ten hidden Leprechauns.

The NBA “Blarney” Booth at the corner of Haverford and Forrest Ave is the starting point, where kids get a game card with clues and an empty black plastic pot-o’-gold.  Then the search continues through the town for ten hidden leprechauns.  Once they’ve found all the leprechauns, and have all ten chocolate coins, the kids return to the NBA booth for their prize –  a shiny golden U.S. Dollar coin!

St. Patty’s Day Hike and Treasure Hunt
Sunday, March 20 1pm

Pickering Creek Inn, 37 Bridge St., Phoenixville, Pa. 19460

Hikers will meet in the parking lot behind the Pickering Creek Inn at 1:00pm and will walk across the bridge, over the Schuykill River, and down the towpath to Lock 60. Upon reaching the Lock 60 picnic grove, gold coin will be scattered throughout the field for children to gather and turn in for prizes at the Locktender’s house.

Ted the Fiddler will be providing Irish and folk music.

Come enjoy the afternoon free of charge; however, donation will gladly be accepted.

Children of all ages can join in with a treasure and scavenger hunt with adult supervision.

**Hike will be cancelled if there is a steady rain.

 

Pubs To Hit

 

Brittingham’s, Lafayette Hill

Join the Brittingham’s family for an epic 11 Day Irish Celebration filled with culture, songs and of course…great Irish Pub Food & Drinks!

St. Patty’s Celebration Schedule:

  • Wednesday, March 9th: 7:00 PM Live Music by KING BROTHERS – A perfect midweek addition to the 14 Days of Paddy’s here at Britts…traditional and harmonious, come enjoy a bite with Paul and John!
  • Friday, March 11th: 9:30 PM Live Music by THE HOOLIGANS – Hard rocking Irish mainstays in Philadelphia are back to re-hash some great memories playing on the Britts stage to celebrate the season.
  • Saturday, March 12 th: 9:30pm: Live Music by BROKEN SHILLELAGHS – The party marches on with another fantastic Philly-area Irish band. Coming over from Jersey to rock our humble home you don’t want to miss it!
  • Sunday, March 13th – St. Baldrick’s Foundation 1:00pm – #GOBALD Fundraiser & Irish Dancers throughout the day! 9:30pm: Live Music – The Sherwood Brothers
  • Monday, March 14th: 7PM: Live Music by TIMLIN & KANE – The venerable duo is back to put a stamp on our 14 Days of Paddy’s. Come out and share a great time and relive great memories!
  • Tuesday, March 15th: 7:00 PM: Live Music by THE ROGUE DIPLOMATS — Back a second year from the Big Apple to show us Philly folk how NY does Irish music. Definitely worth investigating!
  • Wednesday, March 16th: 7:30 PM: Live Music by KELTIC ROCK WARRIORS — Local rocker John McNutt takes the stage usher in St. Pat’s with his band’s band of feverish Irish rock! You don’t want to wait till Thursday!
  • Saturday, March 19th: 9:30 PM: Live Music by BAREKNUCKLE BOXERS — These guys put on an incredible show with a great crowd to party with! Always an awesome mix of Irish, rock and pop. Knuckle Up!

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Brittingham’s Pub
640 Germantown Pike
Lafayette Hill, 19444
http://brittinghams.com/


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MaGerk’s Pub & Grille, Fort Washington

March 17 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

When it comes to celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day, no one in our area is doing it quite like the team at MaGerk’s Fort Washington! Not only is it one of our favorite days of the year, it’s one of our busiest as well. It seems to be the one day that we get to see all our local customers, regulars and bar patrons, and we hope this year is no exception! On March 17th, your family and friends can come experience all the best Irish traditions. This includes Irish dancers, bag pipers, live Irish music from the McKendry Brothers, face painting, balloon making, contests, raffles, giveaways and so much more! On top of our areas best Irish entertainment, we’ll also be featuring an Irish inspired menu which will be accompanied by some of the best Irish beer around. Harp, Guinness, Bell’s Double Cream,  Smithwick’s, Danny’s Irish Red, O’Hara’s and more! If that wasn’t enough to wet your Irish whistle, we’ll be featuring $5 Irish Crushes, and for the first time ever…..flights of Irish Whiskey all night long. Come get lucky with us at MaGerk’s Fort Washington this Saint Patrick’s Day!!!  #makeitmagerks

In addition to Saint Patrick’s Day, March 15th starts the first day of March Madness! We invite all our bracketologists and college basketball fans to fill out a bracket, enjoy $3 Miller Lite Drafts, and get lost in the madness of March on any one of our big screen tv’s!

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MaGerk’s Pub & Grille
582 South Bethlehem Pike
Fort Washington, PA 19034
http://www.magerks.com/fort-washington


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P.J. Whelihan’s, Blue Bell

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Sunday, March 15th: Bare Knuckle Boxers Perform 1pm-4pm

*3/14 – 3/17: $3 Guinness Beers, $4 Strongbow Cider, $5 Irish Mojito

P.J. Whelihan’s
799 Dekalb Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422
http://www.pjspub.com/about.php?loc=Blue_Bell

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The Tilted Kilt King of Prussia

Saint Patrick’s Day Weekend Celebration! St. Patty’s Day Breakfast Buffet  starts bright and early on Tuesday morning !! Arrive there at 7am, All you can eat!!

Drink specials, Giveaways and live music all day!

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The Broad Axe Tavern

Tuesday, March 17th: Drink Specials and Prizes all night!

St. Patty’s Day Menu:

Appetizers
Corned Beef and Cabbage Egg Rolls
Roasted Lamb Sliders
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Irish Nachos (potato, ground beef & cheese)

Entree’s
Shepherd’s Pie
Corned Beef & Cabbage with Boiled Potatoes
Irish Roasted Salmon
Steak & Guinness Pie

Dessert
Irish Cream & Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

The Broad Axe Tavern
901 West Butler Pike
Ambler, PA 19002
http://www.broadaxetavern.com

 

Halligan’s Pub

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McShea’s Restaurant & Bar, Narberth

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Week with McShea’s Irish Pub!mcshay

McShea’s Restaurant & Bar
242 Haverford Avenue
Narberth, PA 19072
http://www.mcsheas.com

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Parades

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Conshohocken St. Patty’s Day Parade

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Saturday March 12, 2016
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Fayette St from 11th Ave to Elm St,Conshohocken, PA 19428

The parade will be on Saturday, March 14th, with a 1:00 pm line-up and a 2:00 pm start at 11th Avenue and Fayette Street in Conshohocken (see map below). The route is along Fayette St from 11th Ave to Elm St (all downhill). It will end in front of the Washington Fire Company. Note that shuttles will be leaving from AOH Hall to the parade site. The last bus will be leaving at 1:00 sharp. Please wear black pants and shoes along with your Division Jacket. If you don’t have a division jacket you are still welcome to participate. We are in need of Parade Marshals to line up the participants in the parade. Contact 610-666-1989 if you wish to help out or for any information. Theme set for the parade The theme of the parade will be announced. After the parade During and after the parade, pubs and restaurants along the route will be hosting parties. Note that shuttles will be leaving from the parade site to AOH Hall. The last bus will be leaving at 5:00 sharp. Entertainment at the AOH Hall will be provided beginning at 5pm. Food will again be available to everyone at a reasonable price! The parade awards will be given out at that time. – See more at: http://www.visitpa.com/pa-events/st-patricks-day-parade#sthash.RXDZ1QnS.dpuf

Live Music

 

The Druids Galway Guild at the Ardmore Music Hall

Tuesday March 15
Doors: 6:30 pm
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THE DRUIDS Irish Band from Co. Kildare Ireland burst on to the music scene early in 2009. They now play to packed houses where ever they play. In 2010 and 2011 THE DRUIDS played over 500 shows which seen the band complete tours of Scotland, Ireland Europe and the USA. THE DRUIDS also played at the world famous Barrowlands in April 2010. The lads played Santa Ponsa Spain for the World CELTIC FC Supporters Convention to over 10,000 fans.

THE DRUIDS won Best Band at “The Leinster Entertainment Award 2011”. They also won The Songs of Struggle award in Germany 2011. In 2012 the band received the album of the year for their Starry Plough album.

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Stay tuned to Montco Happening for more updates on our 2015′ Guide to Saint Patrick’s Day. If you know of any happening spots to celebrate this year, feel free to send us an email with more details; [email protected]

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