Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day in Delaware at These Hotspots

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Ready to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day in Delaware? These festivals, bars and restaurants are here to get the party started.

Whether you view Saint Patrick’s Day as a way to celebrate your heritage or simply the start of the spring party season, this holiday is always packed with good times and great drinks! From live music, parades and Irish dance performances to specialty brews, cocktails and food, these hotspots across Delaware offer all sorts of festive fun.

New Castle County

Saturday, March 11

St. Paddy’s Loop

For one cover charge of $10, enjoy entrance into multiple Wilmington venues and Lyft rideshare discounts. Participating bars include Catherine Rooney’s, DECO, Grain, Maker’s Alley, Trolley Oyster House, Trolley Tap House and many more throughout Trolley Square and Downtown Wilmington. Text “SoberLyft” to 888-991-2740 to receive $20 credit to Arrive Alive! Provided by the Delaware Office of Highway Safety.
Various Wilmington Locations

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Friday, March 17

Saint Patrick’s Day at Liquid Alchemy Beverages

Drink Irish…Drink mead! Join Delaware’s first craft meadery for traditional mead, a food truck, Irish-themed desserts like Guinness cupcakes by 8213 Desserts and more. Plus, sample locally crafted snakebites featuring Liquid Alchemy cider and Bellefonte Brewing beer.
28 Brookside Drive, Wilmington

Saturday, March 18

Saint Patrick’s Day Bash at Crooked Hammock (Middletown)

Still not tired from Friday’s Saint Patrick’s Day fun? On top of its Irish-themed food specials throughout the first half of March, Crooked Hammock Brewery’s Saint Patrick’s Day Bash is on Saturday, March 18. Starting at 1 p.m., The Harper Academy of Irish Dance and Middletown’s own Do Cairde School will provide live entertainment in the form of Irish dance. Plus, enjoy Irish-style eclectic violin music by the talented Shelley Beard from 5 to 7 p.m.
316 Auto Park Drive, Middletown

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Friday, March 10 through Friday, March 17

St. Patty’s Week at Kid Shelleen’s Charcoal House & Saloon
Enjoy Irish-themed food, drinks and events all week long at Kid Shelleen’s in Trolley Square. And don’t forget about the pints!
March 13th:  McHugh School of Irish Dance performs – 6 p.m.
March 15th:  Irish Whiskey Wednesday, with Jameson and Shanky’s Whip Irish Whiskey drink specials & giveaways
1801 W 14th St, Wilmington 

Friday, March 3 through Sunday, March 19

17 Days of St. Patrick’s at Catherine Rooney’s & Trolley Tap House
Catherine Rooney’s celebrates 20 years with outdoor and indoor seating, Irish food & drink features, live entertainment and more throughout the first half of March. Catherine Rooney’s is open all day starting at 9 a.m. on both Saturday, March 11 and Friday, March 17. Enjoy live Irish music on March 10, 11, 12, 17 and 19.
1616 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington 

Kent County

Saturday, March 11

Annual Dover St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
The City of Dover celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with its annual parade and festival, promising family fun throughout the day. Festivities start at noon with two local DJs. Food trucks spread out along the parade route will provide plenty of delicious food throughout the afternoon. The parade starts at 1 p.m., and kids’ games, prizes and free goodies will continue throughout the afternoon.

Friday, March 17

Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration at Sheridan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
Enjoy all the Irish fun starting at 9 a.m. with a traditional Irish breakfast. Live music starts at 11 a.m. and continues through the evening. Irish dancers and bagpipers will also help keep the celebration running throughout the day. Enjoy Irish food, brews and cocktails all day long!
42 W. Commerce Street, Smyrna 

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Sussex County

Saturday, March 11

Saint Patrick’s Day Beer Release at Big Oyster Brewery

A Big Oyster fan favorite, Shamrock Dreamsicle IPA is back and more festive than ever with a vibrant green color. Plus, stop in for a $30 t-shirt bundle including a four-pack of Shamrock Dreamsicle and a limited-edition Big Oyster Saint Patrick’s Day t-shirt. Plus, come back on March 17 for the Saint Patrick’s Day party featuring live music by Pat O’Brennan.
1007 Kings Highway, Lewes

Friday, March 17

St. Paddy’s Weekend at Big Chill Surf Cantina

Cantina goes Irish for a three-day Saint Patrick’s Day celebration beginning on March 17. Limited-edition Cantina St. Paddy’s Day t-shirts will be available for purchase, along with $3 green Miller, $5 Guinness, and $8 pours of Crooked Hammock’s Savagely Delicious triple IPA. Enjoy cocktail and shot specials and plenty of fun all weekend long.
19406 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach

Saturday, March 18

Saint Patrick’s Day at the Beach at Crooked Hammock (Lewes)

Looking for more Saint Patrick’s Day fun? In addition to serving Irish-themed food specials throughout the first half of March, Crooked Hammock Brewery’s Saint Patrick’s Day at the Beach is on Saturday, March 18. The Stims will perform from 5-9 p.m., with Irish dancers from McAllen-Paulson School of Irish Dance stopping in to perform at 6 p.m. Plus, enjoy the Saint Patrick’s Day specialty brew, Savagely Delicious, a triple IPA brewed with Lucky Charms, Citra and Lemon Drop.
36707 Crooked Hammock Way, Lewes

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