Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day in Delaware at These Hotspots

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

With Saint Patrick’s Day falling on a Sunday in 2024, we’re in for a full weekend of local shenanigans! 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 9

St. Paddy’s Day Parade & Loop
For one cover charge of $10, enjoy entrance into multiple Wilmington venues. Participating bars include Catherine Rooney’s, DECO, Grain, Maker’s Alley, Trolley Oyster House, Trolley Tap House, Mulrooney’s Tavern and many more throughout Trolley Square and Downtown Wilmington. Before the loop, enjoy the 47th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, including bagpipers, marching bands and all things Irish.
Various Wilmington Locations

Friday, March 15 – Sunday, March 17

Saint Patrick’s Day Bash at Crooked Hammock (Middletown)
During the month of March, Crooked Hammock serves Irish-centric food specials, drink specials and beer. Plus, throughout the weekend at the Middletown location, visitors can catch the talented Irish dancers from Harper Academy and Do Cairde School. As far as libations go, don’t miss the chance to sip on Savagely Delicious Triple IPA, releasing on March 8.
316 Auto Park Drive, Middletown

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Sunday, March 17

Saint Patrick’s Day Brunch at Liquid Alchemy Beverages
Drink Irish…Drink mead! Starting at noon, enjoy live music, an Irish brunch by All Hands BBQ food truck, live music from Three Chord Money and more. Along with the typical mead and cider offerings, expect to see plenty of green mead cocktails and Irish espresso martinis made with Liquid Alchemy’s Ground & Tapped coffee-flavored mead.
28 Brookside Drive, Wilmington

St. Patrick’s Day Pot Luck and Live Music at Bellefonte Brewing
Bellefonte Brewing hosts a Saint Patrick’s Day potluck extravaganza. Bring your favorite Irish dish and share the love. Enjoy live music by Acron Whiskey starting at 3 p.m., and embrace the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day with local brews and great times.
3605 Old Capitol Trail, Wilmington

Green Beer, Bagpipers & More at McGlynn’s

McGlynn’s Pub opens at 9 a.m. on Saint Patrick’s Day with green beer, Irish food specials, live bagpipers and plenty of Irish-centric fun!

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Multiple Locations 

Live Music by Jamison at Catherine Rooney’s
From 1-5 p.m. on Saint Patrick’s Day, enjoy live music from Jamison at Catherine Rooney’s. If you’re craving Irish food on this very Irish holiday, there are few spots in Delaware with a better selection of Irish menu options. This is the finale of the full 17 Days of St. Patrick at Catherine Rooney’s.
1616 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington

Kent County

Sunday, March 10 – Sunday, March 17

Saint Patrick’s Day Cocktail Specials at Painted Stave Distilling
For the full week of St. Patrick’s Day, enjoy cocktail specials at Painted Stave. Specialty cocktails include “Irish You Were Here,” served hot and made with Painted Stave Potstill Whiskey, Frangelico, toffee syrup, expresso, walnut bitters and whipped cream. Another whiskey cocktail with honey simple syrup, fresh lemon juice and gold leaf will also be available. The “Are Ya Feelin’ Lucky?” cocktail will include vodka, creme de menthe, Lucky Charms cereal milk and a cereal rim.
106 West Commerce Street, Smyrna

Saturday, March 16

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 food trucks spread out along the parade route to 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.

Saturday, March 16 – Sunday, March 17

Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration at Sheridan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
Enjoy Irish fun at Sheridan’s in Smyrna. You can expect to see entertainment like live music, Irish dancers and bagpipers throughout the weekend. Enjoy Irish food, brews and cocktails all weekend long!
42 W. Commerce Street, Smyrna 

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Sunday, March 17

St. Patrick’s Day Brunch at Fondue
Another fantastic themed brunch is in store at Fondue in Milford. Dig into a four-course breakfast, bloody Marys, mimosas and more. Call 302-359-5751 to make a reservation.
39 North Walnut Street, Milford


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Sussex County

Saturday, March 9

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 $34 t-shirt bundle including a four-pack of Shamrock Dreamsicle and a limited edition Big Oyster Saint Patrick’s Day t-shirt starting March 9. Come back on March 17 for the Saint Patrick’s Day party featuring live music by Pat O’Brennan.
1007 Kings Highway, Lewes

Thursday, March 14 – Sunday, March 17

Saint Patrick’s Day & Opening Weekend Bash at The Starboard
Enjoy live music and top-notch party vibes at this coastal hotspot in Dewey Beach. On Thursday, listen to live music by Lost in Paris starting at 9:30 p.m. Sip on Saint Patrick’s Day specials and catch Kristen & The Noise, Bryen O’Boyle and La Unica throughout Saint Patrick’s Day weekend.
2009 Coastal Highway, Dewey Beach

Friday, March 15 – Sunday, March 17

Saint Patrick’s Day Bash at Crooked Hammock (Lewes)
Throughout the month of March, Crooked Hammock serves Irish-centric food specials, drink specials and beer. Plus, over the course of the weekend at the Lewes location, look forward to live music and Irish dancers from the McAleer-Paulson School of Irish Dance and the McGough Academy School of Irish Dance. Take in expert performances while sipping on Savagely Delicious Triple IPA, returning for another year of shenanigans beginning on March 8.
36707 Crooked Hammock Way, Lewes

Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration at Irish Eyes Pub
Kick off the weekend with DJ Surf spinning your favorite tunes. Starting at 9 p.m. on March 16, enjoy popular top-40 cover band Backlash. Then, on March 17, The Pros from Dover kick off St. Patrick’s Day starting at noon. From 4-9 p.m., enjoy The Hit the Bottle Boys performing a mix of traditional and original Irish songs.
213 Anglers Road, Lewes

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