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St. Patrick’s Day Events in Central PA and Baltimore

Looking for some fun St. Patrick’s Day-themed events?  Check out what’s going on in Central PA and downtown Baltimore!

(Sources: http://www.pennlive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2015/03/celtic_music_filters_through_t.html; http://baltimore.eventful.com/events/baltimore-st-patricks-day-bar-crawl-/E0-001-068615232-6)

1. Celtic Culture for Kids

Carraig School of Irish Dance will perform and talk about Celtic culture and dance.

11 a.m. March 7 in the Little Scholar Area of Midtown Scholar Bookstore, 1302 N. Third St., Harrisburg.

Info: www.midtownscholar.com, 717-236-1680.


2. St. Patrick’s Day Dance

The White Rose Polka Dancers will sponsor this dance featuring music by the Walt Groller Band. The theme will be St. Patrick’s Day and the color of the evening will be green. Light refreshments included.

7-11 p.m. March 7 at Alert Fire Company, 3118 N. George St., Emigsville.

Cost: $12 in advance; $14 at the door.

Info: 717-292-3723.


3. Learn the Irish Jig

In addition to a swing dance lesson and ballroom dancing, attendees have a chance to learn the Irish jig.

6-8 p.m. March 14 at Ballroom Break Dance Studio, 100A Catherine Court, Fairview Twp.

Admission: $10.

Info: www.ballroombreak.com, 717-938-6959.


4. Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Party

This St. Patrick’s Day celebration features music by the band Steely Jam, performances by Irish dancers, food, beer and wine. Proceeds benefit New Cumberland river Rescue.

6-10 p.m. March 13 at Federal Taphouse, 234 N. Second St., Harrisburg.

Tickets: $30.

Info: www.facebook.com/hbgfriendlysons or 717-232-6940.


5. Irish Food Demonstration

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, Cumberland Crossings has scheduled an event that includes cooking demonstrations and Irish food.

1 p.m. March 13 at Cumberland Crossings Diakon senior living community, 1 Longsdorf Way, Carlisle.

Info: Melissa Wood at 717-240-6013.


6. York St. Patrick Day’s Parade

The parade steps off from Market and Penn streets and proceeds east on Market to the block between Duke and Queen streets, with several related activities held before and after the parade.

Details: 1 p.m. March 14 in downtown York. Cost is free.

Info: www.yorksaintpatricksdayparade.org or yorkstpatparade@gmail.com


7. Irish Soup Supper

Irish soup will be served with a selection of Irish soda breads. Also available will be fresh scones with butter and jam, tea and coffee. Local musicians will perform Irish dance music and songs. The supper benefits the Lebanon Valley Council on the Arts.

5-8 p.m. March 14 at the Lebanon Valley Council on the Arts building, 734 Willow St., Lebanon.

Suggested donation: $10 or more.

Info: www.lebanonartscouncil.org or lebanonartscouncil@gmail.com.


8. Tales for St. Patrick’s Day

Presented by the Susquehanna StoryTellers Guild, a merry troupe of the mid-state’s favorite tale spinners will present authentic Irish stories and a little music. Joining Tom Coughlin will be Grace McGough, Spike Spilker, Ben Nebroski, Dave Seace and Sybil Stambaugh. The stories will include bardic tales of love and war and fun stories for listeners of all ages. Complimentary light refreshments will be served.

7 p.m. March 14 at Fort Hunter Centennial Barn, 5300 N. Front St., Susquehanna Twp.

Cost: $6 adults; $3 ages 12 and younger, with a maximum of $15 per family.

Info: Spike Spilker at 717-737-8438.


9. 5K Irish Jig Jog

Prizes will be awarded for the top overall male/female and top runners in each age division. There will be a costume contest, so participants are encouraged to dress in green attire. A Leprechaun Lap, for children ages 10 and younger, will begin at 10:30 a.m., and is free.

Details: 10 a.m. March 15 at Stony Ridge Park, 50 Bernheisel Bridge Road, Silver Spring Twp. Race begins at 10 a.m. inside the park and winds onto Bernheisel Bridge Road, ending back inside the park.

Cost: Register by Feb. 25 for $20. Registration after that date are $25.

Race forms available at www.sstwp.org/603/5K-irish-jig-jog or register by phone at 717-766-1657.


10. Pat’s Singles Club St. Patrick’s Dance

Music will be provided by The Headliners. Cash bar provided. Prizes will be awarded for best St. Paddy’s Day costumes.

7-10:30 p.m. March 15 at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg, 1150 Camp Hill Bypass, East Pennsboro Twp.

Admission: $12.

Info: www.patssinglesdance.com, 717-303-1969.


11. An All-Day Celebration for St. Patrick’s Day

Flinchy’s is offering its annual buffet of green eggs and corned beef hash, with Harp and Smithwicks on tap, and Bailey’s and coffee. Doors will open at 7 a.m. Local Irish dancers will kick up their heels from time to time and there will be special St. Patrick’s Day menu items offered for lunch and dinner. A live band will begin playing at 6 p.m.

7 a.m. March 17 at Flinchy’s, 1833 Hummel Ave., Lower Allen Twp.

Info: www.flinchys.com or 717-761-9000.


12. Harrisburg St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Capital Region Association of Irish and Celts sponsors the parade, which begins at Walnut Street and Commonwealth Avenue. It proceeds south on Walnut to Second Street, onto North Street, ending at Commonwealth.

Details: 2 p.m. March 21 in downtown Harrisburg. Free admission. The Market Square Parking Garage will be available at a special event rate.

Info: craicpa.org or craicpa@gmail.com.


13. Whiskey Dinner

3-Courses with Whiskey infused dishes Whiskey Education by Whiskey Ambassador Chris Beyer.  This event will take place at 616 S. President Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.

Details: 7 p.m. March 11 in Baltimore.  $40 per person/plus tax and tip.  Reservations Recommended.

Info: thejamesjoycepub.com or 410-727-5107


14. Baltimore St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl

As the winter begins to fade and warm weather starts approaching in March, it can only mean one thing – St Patricks Day! The green, the beer, and the….well, beer! It’s the one time of the year when you have absolutely no excuse to stick to one bar the entire day – it’s all about variety and going out with your friends. Everyone knows about Baltimore’s killer bar scene, and PubCrawls.com has scouted the area and decided that it’s going to be the host of their next massive event. That’s right folks, the producers of the World’s Largest PubCrawl are looking to do it all over again in Baltimore! This is one experience that you’ll definitely want to be a part of. This year there’s no better place to be for St. Patrick’s Day than at each and every great bar that Baltimore has to offer. Start off at The Point in Fells, located at 1738 Thames Street, and receive your cup, wristband, and map, which outline all of the participating venues and their drink specials. Don’t pay full price for your drinks on what promises to be a weekend of serious partying in Baltimore. Get all of your friends together and come out to Fells Point for one of the most joyous social gathering holidays of the year, Saint Paddy’s! Details: 5 p.m. March 13 in Baltimore.  This event will take place at 1724 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21231.  The cost is $2.00/person.

Info and tickets: PubCrawls.com or 888-998-6609

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