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Get Your Irish Up Downtown

Mar 10, 2014

Wear your green and celebrate St. Patrick's Day in downtown Cincinnati. Even if you aren't really Irish, you can still do your best jig with fun events before and during the big day!

(This page will be updated regularly as more events come in.)

March 15

The Cincinnati St. Patrick Parade 
Begins at Eggleston and Reedy Streets
The 48th annual parade is the centerpiece of Cincinnati’s rich tradition of celebrating St. Patrick's Day. The parade begins at noon, beginning at Eggleston and Reedy, then on to Central Parkway, Sycamore Street, 5th Street, and ending at Sentinel St. For  more information visit the Cincinnati St. Patrick Parade Committee website at Come out and celebrate this Cincinnati favorite!

Fountain Square St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Fifth and Vine Streets,
Special beverage lineup features Guinness, Murphy’s Irish Stout, Harp, and Kilkenny’s Irish Cream Ale. Revelers can also expect food from Cheeky Meat Pies, cornhole and live music,  from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Find more information at


10 a.m. -  Runnoft
11:15 a.m. - Roger Drawdy & the Firestarters
12:30 p.m. - Bruno’s Boys
2:00 p.m. - Fintan
3:30 p.m. - Dulahan
5:00 p.m. - McGing Dancers on Plaza
5:30 p.m. - Emerald Society
6:00 p.m. - 9 Castle Close
7:30 p.m. - McGing Dancers on Plaza
8:30 p.m. - Highland Reign

The Lackman St. Patrick’s day Celebration 
1237 Vine St.,
Irish drink specials include $3.50 Guinness and $5 Jameson in honor of the Irish spirit, plus a grill-out to celebrate the special day. Opens at 10 a.m.

Nicholson’s Pub
625 Walnut St.,
Features drink specials and live entertainment from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; with Floyd and the Walkman beginning at 9 p.m. Details on all events at

March 16

Symphony Hotel
210 W 14th St,  
Sunday Brunch served from 11:30 am. to 2:30 p.m. Try their new Irish Pale Ale and Beer Bucket Specials and Irish pub songs by Rusty Mudd & Rowan Rooks. Reservations: (513)721-3353 or    

March 17

Fountain Square
Fifth and Vine Streets,
Cheeky Meat Pies will once again be on-site serving up delicious helpings of your favorite Irish foods for both lunch and dinner. Step away from your desk and make your way down to the Square for more live music, delicious food and an ice cold pint of green beer. 


1:30  p.m. - Blue Rock Boys
5:00  p.m. - Roving Rogues
6:30  p.m. - Dulahan

Cincinnati Public Library 32nd Annual Song and Dance 
800 Vine Street,
The Main Library features music by Foley Road and dancing from McGing Irish Dancers, beginningat 11:45 a.m. No registration is required.  Reserved seating is available for Friends of the Public Library members by calling (513) 369-6035
St. Patrick’s Day at Nicholson’s 
625 Walnut St., 
Festivities include live music and drink specials all day long, with $2 Jell-o shots, $5 Guinness, $3 green Bbeer, $5 Irish Sinkers and Jameson shots and $4 Paddy shots. Live Music from Ashley Thomas and Mike & Jeff. Open 11 a.m.. to 11 p.m.  More information at


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