St. Patrick’s Day Parades & Events to Hit in the Hudson Valley

Our roundup of the best festivities by county.

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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.

Albany County

Albany St. Patrick’s Day Parade

North Albany American Legion Post 1610, Albany
March 12

Albany’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade returns for another year of Irish revelry! Parade-day events commence with a traditional service at Albany’s Blessed Sacrament Church in the morning. After, the parade begins its march from North Albany American Legion Post 1610 at 2 p.m. Plus, pick up parade merch to don your own festive attire.

Irish American Heritage Museum Events

Online, Irish American Heritage Museum
Through March

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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 Co., Hudson
March 17, 7 p.m.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Hudson Brewing Co. The popular Columbia County watering hole is the place to go for the holiday “with drink specials, Irish-inspired food, and boot stomping music” by Beer Stained Fiddle.

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Dutchess County

Parade of Green

Main Street, Beacon
March 12, 12 p.m.

Bagpipers, local business floats, and emerald-clad participants march down Beacon’s main drag in this lucky little parade. After, hit up one of Beacon’s many bars, restaurants, and art gallery’s for even more fun in the riverside city.

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Greene County

Blackthorne Resort’s St. Patrick’s Pub Hop

Blackthorne Resort, East Durham
March 18-19, 2 p.m.

Celebrate the holiday right “in the heart of the Irish Catskills” at Blackthorne Resort. When you stay at the resort over St. Patty’s weekend, you’ll enjoy a “pub-crawl with multiple stops throughout the surrounding towns and villages, a traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner, live entertainment, and a delicious Sunday brunch.”

Orange County

Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Bourbon Street Bar & Grill, Monroe
March 11, 2 p.m.

Don’t have the stamina for a long afternoon of marching? Hit the Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Monroe, which will feature bagpipers, Irish fare (corned beef and cabbage, Reuben po’ boys, Reuben sliders, and more), and $5 Jameson shots and $6 Guinness pints at Bourbon Street.

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Celtic Angels

Paramount Theatre, Middletown
March 11, 7 p.m.

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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 put on a beautiful, elaborate show, accompanied by the 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.

46th Annual Mid-Hudson St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Orange County Office, Goshen
March 12, 2-5 p.m.

This year’s 2023 Grand Marshall Thomas J. McCarthy leads the way at the Orange County parade. Enjoy a beautiful afternoon of Irish heritage and community in the historic village of Goshen.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

City Winery Hudson Valley, Montgomery
March 17

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day from breakfast to dinner at City Winery. At 10 a.m., kick off St. Patty’s Day with an Irish breakfast of two eggs, rashers, bangers, beans, tomato, and perfectly golden hash browns accompanied by a traditional bagpipe performance. You won’t want to miss the spectacular step dancers in the afternoon and a nighttime performance from the local favorite band Dan Brother. Enjoy the show along with rich, traditional Irish meals the whole day through.

2023 St. Pat’s Ramble Parade and Run for the Gold 5K

Wallkill Avenue, Montgomery
March 18

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.

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Wallkill & Shawangunk 36th St. Patricks’ Day Parade

John G. Borden Middle School, Wallkill
March 19

Join the town of Wallkill in celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at the 36th annual parade. Make sure to grab some corned beef and a glass of Guinness before the parade kicks off the festivities at 2 p.m.

Murder Mystery in the Taproom

Newburgh Brewing Company, Newburgh
March 14, 6 p.m.

How about a little dinner theater? The Acme Murder Mystery Co. will put on “a criminally fun and hilarious night” at Newburgh Brewing Company. Come for the thrilling theatrical experience and stay for the killer brews and full buffet dinner (included with your ticket).

Live Music by Emish

Pennings Farm Market, Warwick
March 17, 7 p.m.

What better way to celebrate the Irish holiday than with this New York-based, “award winning, high-powered Americana folk-roots inspired trio with Celtic influences”? Stop in and enjoy a few tunes as you sip from Pennings’ selection of craft beverages.

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The Irish Tenors 25th Anniversary Tour

Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Sugar Loaf
March 19, 8 p.m.

The Irish Tenors have released 10 best-selling albums, cementing the group as “the acknowledged Celtic music kings since they burst upon the scene in 1998.” Connect with Irish heritage as you’re wooed by the soaring vocals of the inimitable trio.

Putnam County

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

Route 6, Mahopac
March 12

The 46th 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.

Rensselaer County

Hoosick Falls St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival

Main Street, Hoosick Falls
March 11

Come one and come all! Hoosick Falls is hosting its very own St. Patrick’s Day festival on March 11. The parade kicks off at noon with oodles of authentic Irish food, music, dance, and vendors lining the streets for this day of celebration. 

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Rockland County

St. Patrick’s Day Craft Beer & Food Truck Festival

Clover Stadium, Pomona
March 12

Spend your Sunday at Clover Stadium and enjoy a slew of Irish fare, drinks specials, live music, and Irish dance performances. Tickets cost $5 in advance online or $6 at the door the day of event.

Rockland County St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Kickoff at Pfizer Building, Pearl River
March 19

Come rain or come shine, the Rockland County Ancient Order of Hibernians invites you to the 59th 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

35th Annual Shamrock Run

Academy Green, Kingston
March 12, 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 benefit Agri-Business Child Development of Ulster County.

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

Kingston
March 12, 1 p.m.

Kingston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is back! Succeeding the Shamrock Run, the parade kicks off at 1 p.m. The parade will be hosted by Grand Marshall Kevin Cahill.

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Westchester County

Race to the Craic 5K & Wee 1K

Peekskill Brewery, Peekskill
March 11

Run or walk along the Hudson River at this Westchester 5K. The race will commence at 10 a.m. at Peekskill Brewery and, afterwards, there will be a post-race party at the brewery.

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