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Your Guide to St. Patrick’s Day Parades and Events in the Hudson Valley

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There’s no better place to celebrate the luck o’ the Irish in the Hudson Valley than at one of these parades, concerts, and pub crawls.

By Anthony Minda and Raphael Beretta

Albany County

Albany “Luck of the Irish” Pub Crawl St Patty’s Weekend 2022

Starting at Bar Vegan, Albany
March 12, 12 p.m.

Looking to go out with some friends and hit the town this St. Patrick’s season? Come on down to the city of Albany in all-green attire for the weekend bar crawl celebration. Featured participating bars include Bar Vegan, Blue 82, Lionheart Pub, Dawns Victory Sports Cafe, and City Beer Hall. Tickets for the bar crawl event are priced at $9.99, with check-in from 12-4 p.m.

Albany St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Corner of Quail and Central Ave, Albany
March 12, 2 p.m.

Albany’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade returns to its original in-person format. Parade day events commence with a traditional service at Albany’s Blessed Sacrament Church in the morning. After, the parade begins its march from the corner of Quail and Central Ave and ends at State and Green St. Plus, pick up parade merch to don your own festive attire.

Slice of Irish soda bread in a rustic setting on an old wood table top.

Adobe Stock | Photo by Stephanie Frey

Irish American Heritage Museum Events

Online, Irish American Heritage Museum
All month long

Albany’s Irish American Heritage Museum hosts a wide range of programming to explore Irish culture throughout the month of March. Look forward to cooking demonstrations, history talks, and more.

Columbia County

Hudson Brewing Company’s St. Patty’s Day ’70s Psychedelic Disco

Hudson Brewing Co., Hudson
March 18, 7-10 p.m

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in ’70s fashion at Hudson Brewing Co. The popular Columbia County watering hole hosts live music from Telepathic Moon Dance, establishing a fun, psychedelic, disco vibe. Don your best vintage look and prepare for an evening of food and drink specials.

Dutchess County

Parade of Green

March 12, 12 p.m.

After a two-year hiatus, Beacon hosts its annual Parade of Green. Bagpipers, local business floats, and Emerald-clad participants march down Main. After, hit up one of Beacon’s many bars, restaurants, and art gallery’s for this month’s Second Saturday celebration.

The Mighty Ploughboys – Live Stream Concert at Daryl’s House Club

Daryl’s House Club, Pawling
March 17, 8 p.m.

Daryl’s House Club in Pawling has been a staple for live entertainment in the region for years. Daryl’s House presents The Mighty Ploughboys in concert. Celtic rock is a must-have in March, so come out and enjoy the live show with a pint of Hudson Valley beer.

Greene County

Blackthorne Resort’s St. Patrick’s Pub Hop

Blackthorne Resort, East Durham
March 19, 2 p.m

This pub hop in East Durham will keep you busy with festivities all day long. For just $25, you can enjoy the bar-hopping experience with multiple stops in the area. Shots and snacks will be provided during the experience. Did we mention that, at the end of the hopping, everyone returns to Blackthorne for corned beef and cabbage? The night ends with entertainment at the main bar featuring 90 Proof Band.

Orange County

Celtic Angels 

Paramount Theatre, Middletown
March 12, 3 p.m.

Looking for a more theatrical experience this St. Patrick’s Day season? Come to the historic Paramount Theatre for a night to celebrate Irish heritage. The Celtic Knight Dancers, featuring two former lead dancers of Riverdance, put on a beautiful, elaborate show. The dancers are accompanied by the amazing Trinity Band Ensemble of Dublin. The group performs exquisite renditions of the classic Irish Trad instrumentals. Put these two fabulous groups together and you have yourself an unforgettable night filled with Irish artistry.

45th Annual Mid-Hudson St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Greenwood Lake
March 13, 2-4 p.m.

Ready for the return of St. Patrick’s Day parades? This stunning outdoor event weaves through scenic Greenwood Lake. Grand Marshall Thomas Mulcahny leads the way.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Somni

Somni Restaurante Tapas Mediterranean, Monroe
March 13 and 17

If you didn’t catch Irish pipe and drum/step dancing performances at the parade, stop in for an encore at Somni. The entertainment includes dancers with an accompanied band. The special menu of Irish classics include bangers and mash, corned beef, and beers ranging from Guinness to Kilkenny to Smithwick’s and beyond.

Guided Irish Whisky Tasting AND Pairing

City Winery Hudson Valley, Montgomery
March 17

What’s more classic than an Irish Whiskey? This St. Patrick’s day season, join City Winery for a lovely whiskey tasting. The winery’s beverage manager guides patrons through the preparation of three specialty whiskeys, with instructions on how to pair them with food. Delicious small plates and inventive libations mark a marvelous March event in Montgomery. 

2022 St. Pat’s Ramble Parade and Run for the Gold 5K

Village of Montgomery
March 19

Get outside and get the gold for St. Patrick’s Day this year. Run for the Gold is in its 10th year in the Village of Montgomery and offers a great way to kick off the spring outdoors season. Registration is online, so sign up now to run with the best in Orange County.

35th Annual Wallkill St Patrick’s Day Parade

March 20, 2 p.m.

Join the town of Wallkill in celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at the 35th annual parade. Make sure to grab some corned beef and a glass of Guiness before the parade kicks off the festivities at 2 p.m.

Putnam County

Northern Westchester/Putnam St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Mahopac

Putnam St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Mahopac
March 13, 1 p.m.

The 45th annual Northern Westchester/Putnam County St. Patrick’s Day parade—the third largest in New York State—comes to downtown Mahopac. Don your best green and walk along Route 6 starting at 2 p.m.

Fiddlers Green Growlers

Photo courtesy of Putnam County Tourism

Traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage

Throughout Putnam County
March 17

You can’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the Hudson Valley properly without the delicious Irish staple of corned beef and cabbage. Putnam County classics offering the iconic meal include Fiddlers Green Pub in Carmel, Riverview in Cold Spring, Kelly’s Corner in Brewster, The Carriage House with locations in both Mahopac and Patterson, and McCarthy’s Grill House in Lake Carmel.

Rensselaer County

Hoosick Falls St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival

Hoosick Falls
March 12

Come one and come all! Hoosick Falls is hosting its very own St. Patrick’s Day festival this March 12. The parade kicks off at 1 p.m., with festivities across town starting at 1:30 pm. Plenty of authentic Irish food, music, dance, and vendors will line the streets for this day of celebration. Festivities include Flash Point dance from the Society of St. Stanislaw, Sand Bar Celtic Games, Irish Dance at Hubbard Hall, and more.

Rockland County

Rockland County St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Pearl River
March 20

Come rain or come shine, the Rockland County AOH invites you to the 58th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Every year, tens of thousands of people across the Rockland County region join in a celebration of Irish tradition and heritage.

Ulster County

34th Annual Shamrock Run

March 13, 12:50 p.m.

Join Ulster’s running community and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a two-mile run. This year, the race will be held in honor of Tommy Keegan of Keegan Ales, who passed away this past year. The Irish Cultural Center of the Hudson Valley is hosting its first run back in-person since the pandemic began. The grand prize winner receives a $1,000 gift certificate towards a trip to Ireland, which includes a four-night accommodation in Ireland, a five-day car rental, and more.

35th Kingston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 13, 1 p.m.

After a two-year hiatus caused by the pandemic, Kingston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is back in person to celebrate the ancient holiday yet again. Preceding the Shamrock Run, the parade kicks off at 1 p.m. The parade will be hosted by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Father Con Colbert Woulfe Division 1 and the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians. Stop by the afterparty at 3 p.m. at Keegan Ales on St. James Street in Kingston.

Related: The Origins and History of Corned Beef and Cabbage

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