Grab your four-leaf clovers and prepare to be kissed—‘tis the season for all ye lads and lassies to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in America’s most Irish city! When it comes to all things March 17th, there’s simply no better place to be. And, lucky for you, your friends over here at Urban AdvenTours have scoured the ends of the Internet to bring you a roundup of the best ways to celebrate the day of St. Patrick in Boston….
1. St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Who doesn’t love a good parade? (No one, that’s right!) Since 1901, Southie has been putting on the best darn St. Patrick’s Day parade in town; in fact, this parade is the second largest in all the land! This year’s festivities are sure to wow with two-and-a-half hours of floats, costumes, marching bands, bagpipes, and maybe even a leprechaun or two. Be sure to arrive early on March 20th to snag your front-row seats!
2. Dropkick Murphys Annual House of Blues Concert
Bean Town, St. Patrick’s Day, and punk rock…need we say more? The Dropkick Murphys will be “Shipping Up to Boston” for their annual concert at the House of Blues right here in the Hub. Don’t miss this St. Paddy’s Day staple—buy your tickets today!
3. Irish Film Festival
Kicking off this very evening, the Irish Film Festival is a 4-day event featuring the very best in all of Irish cinema. The festival includes a wide variety of films, talks, special guests, and events that will have you singing the praises of the Emerald Isle for weeks to come.
4. Bike the Irish Heritage Trail
A spectacularly Irish take on Boston’s Freedom Trail, the Irish Heritage Trail is a 3-mile stretch of history through the heart of Boston. This route chronicles the important Boston Irish figures and events that helped shape our city as we know it. And, of course, there’s no better way to experience it than by bicycle! Urban AdvenTours will set you up with your very own hybrid city bike rental, helmet, lock, and detailed map, all before you can say, “Kiss me, I’m Irish”!
5. Support the Celtics
Be sure to wear your green to the Celtics game this March 16th as our boys take on the OKC Thunder at TD Garden! Celebrate your Celtic pride as you cheer on the home team in hopes that, with a little luck of the Irish, they bring home the win.