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Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Delaware

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By Danielle Bouchat-Friedman and Meg Ryan. Photo by Adobe Stock

St. Patrick’s Day may fall on a Tuesday this year, but there are still plenty of opportunities to wear green and partake in Irish festivities. Below is a list of many shenanigans taking place across the state.

Editor’s Note: Please note that due to current health concerns, some of these events may be cancelled or rescheduled. Check each event’s website or call to verify the event’s status.


New Castle County

Saturday, March 14

Deer Park Tavern’s St. Patty’s Day Celebration
Celebrate all day at Deer Park Tavern. The restaurant will also offer food deals, a DJ and Irish bagpipers on Tuesday, March 17.
108 W. Main St., Newark • 369-9414

Kelly’s Logan House
Enjoy a performance by The Thieves at Kelly’s Logan House, a stop on the St. Paddy’s Loop. Plus, drinks, dancing, glow sticks, and plenty of Tullamore Dew.
1701 Delaware Ave., Wilmington • 652-9493


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45th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Starting at noon, the Irish Culture Club of Delaware will bring its St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Hooley Celebration to Downtown Wilmington. The parade will begin at 4th and King Streets and proceeds up King Street to 15th Street. ICCD’s Hooley will be held at the corner of King & 12th streets following the parade. *UPDATE: The Irish Culture Club of Delaware announced that the parade has been cancelled due to health concerns, according to the organization’s Facebook page.
Downtown Wilmington • 454-7474

Shamrock Shuffle
For one cover charge of $10, enjoy entrance into 11 venues and Lyft rideshare discounts. All shuffle locations will be offering specials including Guinness beer and Tullamore Dew whiskey.
Various Wilmington Locations

Friday, March 13; Saturday, March 14 and Tuesday, March 17

St. Patrick’s Day at Catherine Rooney’s & Trolley Tap House
Enjoy three St. Patrick’s Day events in one space. Enjoy a kick-off party, live music, a special food menu and even breakfast. More details can be found in the Facebook event.
1616 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington • 654-9700

Tuesday, March 10 through Tuesday, March 17

St. Patty’s Week at Kid Shelleen’s Charcoal House & Saloon
Enjoy Irish-themed food, drinks and events. And, don’t forget about the pints. Kid Shelleen’s os also offering Point to Point Happy Hour.
1801 W 14th St, Wilmington • 658-4600


Kent County

Saturday, March 14

10th Annual Milford St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl
Starting at 6 p.m., the Milford Pub Crawl allows attendees to visit downtown merchants who will have local breweries, wineries, and distilleries in their shops. Then, the crawl will send people to downtown pubs, taverns, bars, and restaurants. The crawl is hosted by Downtown Milford, Inc., a nonprofit supporting small businesses, history, beautification and culture in the city.
Downtown Milford • 839-1180

Block Party at Sheridan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
Running from 3 p.m. to Midnight, enjoy a DJ set, live music and adult tricycle races. Plus, of course, food and drink. Sheridan’s is also promoting other St. Patrick’s Day events and specials like the Smyrna parade on March 15 and the restaurant opening at 9 a.m. on March 17 with no cover, and t-shirts to the first 50 guests.
42 W. Commerce St., Smyrna • 659-5566

Sunday, March 15

2nd Annual Irish Music & Dance Concert
Presented by Irish Rose Gift Shop and Downtown Milford, Inc., attendees can enjoy a variety of performances including bagpipe player Russell Johnson, Seven Rings Irish Band, McAleer Irish Dancers and Joel the Leprechaun. Get tickets at eventbrite.com.
Milford Senior Center, 111 Park Ave., Milford • 839-1180

Saturday, March 21

Dover St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Head to Downtown Dover for a day of festivities. Festival Marketplace vendors will be set up from 1-5 p.m. The parade will begin at 3 p.m. It will start at the Legislative Mall area, head west on Loockerman Street and continue on Queen Street until the end at Wesley College’s Johnston Hall.
Downtown Dover • 678-2940


Sussex County

Thursday, March 12

Opening Weekend at The Starboard
Kick off the season on Thursday at The Starboard when the Amish Outlaws play at 8 p.m., Kristen & the Noise Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday with Bryen O’Boyle at 2 p.m. The Starboard opens at 1 p.m.
2009 Coastal Hwy., Dewey Beach • 227-4600

Friday, March 13

St. Patty’s Day Weekend Party at Coastal Taproom
Enjoy plenty of drinks and live music, including Johnny Phatt from 9 p.m.-midnight on Friday and Storm Over Seattle from 9 p.m.-midnight on Saturday.
18766 John J Williams Hwy., Unit 2, Rehoboth Beach • 645-9911

McAleer-Paulson School of Irish Dance at Lewes Public Library
Get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with this performance by local Irish Dancers from the McAleer-Paulson School of Irish Dance, who will perform from 5-6 p.m.
111 Adams Ave., Lewes • 645-2733


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Saturday, March 14

St. Patrick’s Day Beer Brunch at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
Enjoy five courses of St. Patty’s-themed faire paired with five made from scratch beers. Available from 10 a.m.-noon. Reservations are required; call 260-8000, or purchase tickets here.
19815 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach • 260-8000

St. Patrick’s Day Shenanigans at Big Oyster Brewery
The brewery opens at 11 a.m. and will be offering a limited can release of its Shamrock Dreamsicle beer. The Breakfast Beer Stout, brewed with Surf Bagel Chocolate Chip Bagels, will return on draft. Enjoy live music with Trent & The Trainwreck Duo from 1-4 p.m.
1007 Kings Hwy., Lewes • 644-2621

St. Patty’s Day Lucky Celebration at The Wheelhouse
Enjoy live music featuring East of the Mason Dixon Line starting at 2 p.m. There will be a scavenger hunt around town with a pot of gold at The Wheelhouse. Guinness Glass Etching, a raffle, food & drinks specials and more. Ten percent of proceeds will be donated back to the American Flag Guardians supporting our veterans.
7 Anglers Road, Lewes • 291-2163

St. Patrick’s Dinner/Dance Party at The Parish of St. Ann Bethany Beach
Hosted by the Saint Ann Men’s Club, this event will take place from 6-10 p.m.in Delaney Hall. An Irish corned beef dinner catered by Rosenfeld’s Jewish Delicatessen will be provided including desserts, an open soft bar (coffee, sodas, green punch), dancing, door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, a karaoke Irish song sing-along and entertainment by the dancers from the McAleer-Paulson School of Irish Dance. Wear green as a best dressed lass and lad will be chosen. This event sells out so get your tickets now ($25 each). For tickets, call Steve Galata at 541-0119 or Lenore Thommes at 426-1088.
691 Garfield Pkwy., Bethany Beach • 539-6449

Tuesday, March 17

St. Patrick’s Day Menu at The Pickled Pig Pub
The Pickled Pig will offer a limited menu featuring Irish-inspired cuisine like corned beef brisket and bangers and mash and fun seasonal craft beers with an Irish twist. No reservations are needed. The restaurant opens at 11 a.m.
18756 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach • 645-5444

Cooter Browns St. Patrick’s Day 2020
Enjoy an Irish-inspired menu and specials from noon-9 p.m.
70 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 567-2132

St. Paddy’s Day at Fork and Flask and Hickman’s Meat Market
The restaurant is teaming up with Hickman’s for a St. Paddy’s Day celebration that is not to be missed. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 226-2037. The event begins at 4 p.m.
19730 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach • 226-2037

St. Patrick’s Day at Dogfish Head
At Dogfish Head’s Milton Tasting Room & Kitchen, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the release of Irish Dry Stout, a draft-exclusive brewed with roasted barley, flaked barley and Kent Goldings hops. The 4.0% ABV stout will hit taps at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17, and will be available until it’s gone. Down at Dogfish Head’s Rehoboth Brewpub, folks will enjoy a sham-ROCKIN’ performance by the McAleer-Paulson School of Irish Dance, starting at 5:30 p.m.
511 Chestnut St., Milton • 1-888-8dogfish
320 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 226-BREW

Friday, March 13–Sunday, March 15

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations at The Salted Rim
Expect festive food and drink specials, prizes and giveaways plus live performances at this Ocean View spot from March 13-15.
27 Atlantic Ave., Ocean View • 537-7373