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Wanting to shake up the typical St. Patrick’s Day bar crawl? Well, it’s your lucky day! We really hit the pot of gold with our list of ways to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in Indianapolis!

St. Patricks Day Parade and Tent Party

*Cancelled for 2021 but returning for 2022!*

At 9 am, downtown Indianapolis will kick off St. Patrick’s Day celebration with a Tent and Block Party! The party will be located on the North Street between Meridian and Pennsylvania with the roads being blocked off to all vehicle traffic. This event is free and open to the public and includes food trucks, sponsor activations, and a large heated tent in the American Legion Mall with a beer garden.   

Be sure to stay for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade starting at 11:30 am. There will be Irish-themed floats, local companies and nonprofits with St. Patrick’s Day themes, catholic schools and marching bands,  pipe and drum bands, and Irish dancers.

Greening of the Canal

Wednesday, March 17th 

*This event will not be open to spectators due to the pandemic. It will be a live media event. The Foundation will live stream from the downtown canal.*

Come watch an Indianapolis tradition: the greening of the Canal for St. Patrick’s Day! The Canal Walk is located on Ohio Street where they will have Irish music, food trucks, a beer garden overlooking the Canal, and live entertainment including Irish singer Katherine Nagy and the Gordon Pipers. The event itself starts at 5 pm with the greening of the Canal happening around 5:45 pm.

Shamrock 5k Beer Run and Brewfest

Saturday, March 13th

Brewfest will be starting at 12pm and include a live DJ and music, food trucks, plenty of beer, and awesome games. Test out your skills in corn hole and giant beer pong. Even if you are not into running, you can register for just Brewfest.

Love beer and working out? Combine two of your passions with this fun 5k beer run! Starting at 2 pm, the race will kick off with a toast of craft beer. Sample different beers as you run the race and get a taste of Truly Hard Seltzer at the end.

Urban Vines 

Saturday, March 13th, 12 pm- 11 pm

Head over to Urban Vines Winery and get festive! To celebrate St. Paddy’s Day they will have green beer, glitter beer, wine slushies, and Irish food including Reuben pizza & Reuben sandwiches! The fun doesn’t stop there. There will be live Irish bands from 7 pm to 10 pm as well!

Four Day Ray St. Patrick’s Day Celebration 

Saturday, March 17th, while supplies last

Shine bright and green for St. Patrick’s Day by heading over to Four Day Ray! They are serving their Green Glitter Lager, their official beer to celebrate today! 

AJ’s Bar & Grill Wednesday Bash 

Saturday, March 17th, starting at 11 am

AJ’s Bar & Grill is celebrating with live music, a 50/50 raffle, and authentic Irish food including corned beef and cabbage, fish-n-chips, Irish stew, shepherd’s pie, and more!