How our area will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day – 69News WFMZ-TV

A mainly cloudy but still mild St. Patrick’s Day with a few rain showers, but more dry than wet overall. .
Clouds initially will gradually break up overnight. There might be a stray early shower. It will also turn breezy overnight.
Updated: March 17, 2023 @ 11:29 am

The region is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this week and weekend. Here’s a look at events happening around the area.
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St. Patrick’s Parade, Sunday, March 19, 2023, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
The 64th Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade will step off at 1:30 p.m. The parade will feature 10 pipe bands, 8 divisions and more than 2,000 marchers from organizations, schools, companies and community groups throughout the greater Lehigh Valley area.
The parade will form at the fairgrounds track near the Liberty and 19th streets gate. The parade will proceed west on Liberty, turn north on 19th Street, west on Tilghman Street to 25th Street, then south on 25th Street back to Liberty Street, then east on Liberty and disband back at the fairgrounds’ 19th Street gate.
Coronation Celebration, Friday, March 17, 2023
The 2023 king and queen of the Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade will be crowned at the annual coronation celebration in the Agricultural Hall Annex, (Charles Hall), at the Allentown Fairgrounds. Purchase discounted advance tickets on the website or regular price at the door.
Congratulate Tina and Frank Ford as the 2023 queen and king.
The coronation celebration will take place from 7:30 to 11 p.m., with the coronation ceremony at 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door and include a copy of the 2023 St. Patrick’s Parade program book and a door prize ticket. There is no cost for anyone under 21. Live entertainment with bag pipers and step dancers provides genuine Irish flavor leading up to the crowning ceremony. This is a BYOB evening, beer and soda are provided. Food is available for purchase during the event. Tickets are required. The Allentown Fairgrounds/Agricultural Hall Annex is located at 19th and Liberty streets. Advance ticket and information are available online.
Irish flag raising at Allentown City Hall on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Open to the public, this annual raising of the flag of the Republic of Ireland at City Hall Plaza in honor of St. Patrick’s Day and the contributions of persons of Irish descent to the greater Allentown area. Festivities include bagpipe music, Irish step dancers, Mayor Matt Tuerk, and members of City Hall.
Irish Cultural Community Day, Saturday, March 18, 2023, from noon to 4 p.m.
The annual Irish Cultural Community Day will be held at the Agricultural Hall Annex at the Allentown Fairgrounds and is presented by the Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade Committee. Irish Cultural Community Day is a family friendly free event and features Irish dancers, hurling demonstrations, Celtic games, face painting, music and an Irish passport to get stamped. See the presentation of awards to the local schools poster contest winners. Snacks and soft drinks are included. For more information go to the parade’s website.
St. Patrick’s Sunday Mass, Sunday, March 19, at 9:15 a.m.
Open to the public, the official parade mass and blessing of the statue of St. Patrick is held at Immaculate Conception Church, in the original Irish sixth ward. The Most Rev. Alfred A. Schlert, bishop of the 5-county Allentown Diocese, will celebrate the parade mass at 9:15 a.m.
Sláinte festival at SteelStacks in Bethlehem
March 16-18
Fiddles and whiskey take center stage at the second annual Sláinte festival, a three-day event focused on the music and traditions of the Emerald Isle.
There will be several bands from Ireland, Scotland, the Lehigh Valley and beyond, along with traditional food and whiskey pairings supervised by Neville Gardner and his team at Red Stag.
St. Paddy’s Saturday celebration on city’s south side
A full day of activities, live music, food, and fun for the whole family. Start the day with a complete Irish breakfast from F&A Grog House at 10 a.m. Afterwards, take the family to Color Me Mine Lehigh Valley for a creative pendant and shamrock pin painting activity from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $7 to paint a pendant and $10 to paint a shamrock pin. Families can return to Color Me Mine later in the day for a kids night out workshop and movie night from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $40 per child. Children ages 6 and older may be dropped off for this event, and younger children may attend with a parent.
Snack on a blend of cultures at Couchpota.Doh! Kitchen. The local Ecuadorian comfort food spot is putting its spin on a classic Irish-American meal with its breaded corned beef and cabbage mashed-potato balls topped with gooey mozzarella cheese.
Enjoy Irish step dancing with the O’Grady Quinlan Academy of Irish Dance at F&A Grog House from 6 to 8 p.m., and at Molly’s Irish Grille and Sports Pub at 8:30 p.m.
Live musicians and bands for St. Paddy’s Saturday celebration on the city’s south side include:
● Mackay Pipe Band at Molly’s Irish Grille & Sports Pub at 1 p.m.
● Toga Party Band at Molly’s Irish Grille & Sports Pub from 2 to 5 p.m.
● Chuck Schubert at F&A Grog House from 4 to 6 p.m.
● Dear Anna at F&A Grog House from 9 p.m. until midnight
● The Two Taboo at Five Maidens Cider Company from 7 until 10 p.m.
● American Street Band at The Steel Pub Sports Bar & Grille from 7 until 11 p.m.
● Blackwater at Godfrey Daniel’s Coff
Bethlum Go Bragh!
Saturday, March 11, at noon through Friday, March 17, at 5 p.m.
Organizers are painting the downtown green and kicking off St. Patrick’s Day in a big way this year. The event will feature Celtic-inspired music, entertainment, food, cocktail trails, Irish Gnomes, and a scavenger hunt, which completes the lineup for a festive week-long event. Make sure to take your green-game to the historic district. Click here for details.
Olde Homestead Golf Club
6598 Route 309, New Tripoli area of Lehigh County
St. Patrick’s Day specials — March 16-19
Bring your friends and treat yourself to green beer, an Irish car bomb, Irish coffee, and bangers and kraut.
Rising River Brewing
1955 Willow Lane, Lower Macungie Township, Lehigh County
St. Paddy’s Week celebrations and specials, March 15-19
Jack Cassidy’s Irish Pub
990 E. High Street, Pottstown
All day Irish celebration on March 17
Breakfast from 8-11 a.m., Irish menu 11 a.m. to close
Colebrookdale Railroad’s Bagpiper Train
64 S. Washington St., Boyertown
March 17, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
The haunting sounds of a real bagpipe will play the train out of the station. Once on board, enjoy a multi-course authentic Irish dinner. This is an approximately 3-hour round-trip excursion leaving from Boyertown station. Limited to ages 16 and up. Tickets here
The Bally Hotel 2023 Irish Wake
660 Main Street, Bally
March 16 – 18
3 days of music, food and fun.
Sly Fox Wyomissing St. Patrick’s Day Party
820 Knitting Mills Way #100, Wyomissing
March 17 – 6pm
Food and drink specials and a grand prize drawing for a trip to Ireland.
Klinger’s on Carsonia Final St. Patrick’s Day Party
721 Carsonia Avenue, Lower Alsace Township
Come out and join us March 17th for the 13th St. Patrick’s Day party at Klinger’s on Carsonia. Come out and join the Klinger family for one final celebration and meet the new owners.
Flanagan’s Pub St. Patrick’s Day celebration
41 W. Lancaster Avenue, Shillington
March 17 – all day
Join Flanagan’s Pub as it celebrates its 41st anniversary with music and fun all day long.
Cadillac Pub Caddy’s 1st Paddy’s Day Party
24 E. Main Street, Fleetwood
March 17 – doors open at 1 p.m.
The event will feature Irish-themed food and drink specials. DJ Jumpin’ Jeff will start at 6 p.m. “The Caddys 1st Pattys Day” shirts are in! The first 17 customers to purchase an Irish-themed drink will get a free t-shirt.
Trooper Thorn’s Scotch-Irish Pub St. Patrick’s Day Party
451 Morgantown Road, Reading
March 17 – 7 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Entertainment, giveaways, food and drink specials.
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A mainly cloudy but still mild St. Patrick’s Day with a few rain showers, but more dry than wet overall.
Clouds initially will gradually break up overnight. There might be a stray early shower. It will also turn breezy overnight.
Clouds giving way to partly sunny skies, breezy and cooler.
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