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St. Patrick’s Day Events You Won’t Want to Miss 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 community shindigs.

Albany

Virtual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Online, Albany
March 13

For anyone who’s never been to one of Albany’s over-the-top parades before, prepare to catch a glimpse of the annual festivities from afar. The virtual slate includes a host of fun activities and streamed performances that will be accessible all day.

Running For St Patrick's Day

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Irish 5k Sweat-er Run

Throughout Albany County
March 8 – 14

Join runners across the Hudson Valley in celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a 5k or 10k run. This year’s virtual version allows participants to complete the race whenever and wherever they choose. After registering, digital bibs can be made and customized. Once the race is completed, runners can upload a photo to the expansive gallery of everyone finishing their March races.

Celtic Dreams – How Can I Keep From Singing?

Online, Albany Pro Musica
March 14, 4 p.m.

Dive into the world of Celtic music with this live-streamed concert by Albany Pro Musica. The Musicians of Ma’alwyck perform traditional folk music from either side of the Atlantic, exploring the relationship between Irish and American culture. After the concert, stick around for a panel discussion on the artistic and economic legacy of Irish immigrants in the Hudson Valley and beyond.

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

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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. A few highlights include traditional soda bread-making on March 10, a concert with Don Kelly on March 12, and an exploration of modern Irish literature on March 24. Aindrias de Staic performs short stories and folk songs with the gift of gab on March 14 in a cultural showcase unlike any other.

Columbia

St. Patrick’s Day Crafternoon

Copake Country Club and The Greens Restaurant, Craryville
March 13, 1 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day arts and crafts are not just for children! Copake Country Club invites Hudson Valley-ites to get crafty with a home décor project while enjoying a tasting flight of fresh craft beer.

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Revel in the Irish

Revel 32°, Poughkeepsie
March 12

Revel 32° is back to hosting eclectic events in Poughkeepsie, with a special lineup in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Sit down to a traditional Irish dinner and specialty drinks like Bailey’s S’mores Floats, Shamrock whiskey sours, and, of course, green beer. Then take a stab at Irish step dancing, with a beginner’s lesson from Ashley Angelino. Plus, enjoy live music from entertainer Paul Cray.

 

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Bardavon Presents: “Live from Ireland”

Online, Bardavon Presents
March 13, 5 p.m.

 An epic virtual concert experience awaits at the Bardavon this month when We Banjo 3 (WB3) performs live from Ireland. The WB3 band members come together on stage for the first time since the pandemic started. The show streams live from the stunning Pearse Lyons Distillery in Dublin to showcase the incredible talents of the Galway and Nashville-based quartet. WB3 pushes musical boundaries while maintaining a top-tier audience experience.

 

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

Online, Daryl’s House Club
March 17, 7:30 p.m.

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

Orange

St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Blarney Blast

Downtown Port Jervis
March 7, 3 p.m.

Grab your greatest green garb and head to Port Jervis for a socially-distanced St. Patrick’s Day parade in which organizers have tripled the length of the parade route to accommodate distancing. Entertainment includes games, live music from local artists, and special performances from the Hudson Valley Regional Police Pipes and Drums band and the Sheahan Gormley School of Irish Dance.

Sláinte! All About Irish Cocktail

City Winery, Montgomery
March 11

Think outside the box when considering Irish beverages. Guinness and whiskey are just the beginning of a spectrum of Celtic-themed cocktails. City Winery’s beverage manager guides patrons through the preparation of three specialty drinks, with instructions on how to pair them with food. Delicious small plates and inventive libations mark a marvelous March event in Montgomery. 

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Somni

Somni Restaurante Tapas Mediterranean, Monroe
March 14

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

Run for the Gold 5K

Village of Montgomery
March 20

Get outside and get the gold for St. Patrick’s Day this year. Run for the Gold is in its ninth 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.

Putnam

Fiddlers Green Growlers

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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.

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Get Your Green Lights On and Show Us Your Shamrocks

Hoosick Falls
March 1 – 13

Who says December is the only time to hang up holiday lights? Through the first few weeks of the month, show off your Irish pride and decorate for St. Patrick’s Day. The green décor extravaganza climaxes at noon on March 13, when residents gather for a walk around the village. Anniversary T-shirts will be worn, and the best shamrock decorations will win prizes! The walk is specifically designed to maintain social distancing standards.

Ulster

 

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Virtual Shamrock Run

Throughout Ulster County
March 5 – 17

Join Ulster’s running community online and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a two-mile course. The first 100 runners registered are guaranteed a decorative gaiter shipped to them. Complete your Shamrock Run Race Day on any day between March 5 and St. Patrick’s Day, March 17.