The 10 Best Places to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Connecticut!

Every March 17, droves of people come out to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all across the country. And in Connecticut, we like to do it big. Plan to celebrate at one of Connecticut’s many authentic pubs and festive parades. With exciting events taking place across numerous towns and cities, Connecticut will help you find the perfect way to show your Irish pride. 

Black Sheep, Niantic, CT

The Black Sheep is an upscale Irish Pub featuring an extensive food menu and large, well-stocked bar housed in a beautiful building with original tin ceilings. Celebrate St. Patty’s Day in style at the Black Sheep. 

Mystic Irish 5K Road Race, Mystic, CT

Celebrate your Irish pride with a healthy event—a 5K road race beginning on Pearl Street in downtown Mystic. The  annual Mystic Irish Road Race is a popular event and attracts many runners in green.

Harp and Dragon, Norwich, CT

Celebrate St. Paddy's day with your friends and family over some great Irish food at the Harp and Dragon in downtown Norwich. Harp and Dragon has 30 beers on tap and scotch and whiskey, so they are certain to fuel your fun.

New London St. Patrick’s Day Parade, New London, CT

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in New London with a parade through downtown. Plan to listen to tunes played by bagpipers while watching school students and groups walking in festive clothes.

Stamford St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Stamford, CT

Maximize your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at the Stamford parade, which takes place a weekend earlier than many other Connecticut Irish parades. Featuring grand marshals that were significant members of the Irish communities in Connecticut, this parade is a truly authentic Irish experience. 

Saint Patrick’s Day Festival at Tigin Irish Pub, Stamford, CT

Tigin Irish Pub in Stamford is a great option for authentic Irish fare and contemporary pub food. Though a great choice every day, Tigin Irish Pub is the number one choice for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration as they host festive parties throughout March. Tickets are available for purchase online for this popular event.

Blackstone Irish Pub, Southington, CT

Another Irish bar to spend your St. Patty’s Day is Blackstone Irish Pub for a delicious meal of Irish cuisine and pub food. Have the bartender make you the perfect Irish car bomb to enjoy in the lively atmosphere of Blackstone Irish Pub.

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O’Neill’s Pub and Restaurant, Norwalk, CT

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day every day at O’Neill’s Pub and Restaurant in Norwalk. Specials and events frequently populate O’Neill’s schedule and include food specials and sports events on television. Featured menu items include shepherd’s pie, corned beef and cabbage, and bangers and mash.

The Half Door, Hartford, CT

The Half Door is a gastropub serving high quality meals in a fun bar setting. With Guinness and Harp flowing on tap, The Half Door is a great option for good beer, tasty food, and Irish pride. Celebrate St. Patty’s Day with Irish step dancing and bagpipe music to accompany your meal.

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Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade, New Haven, CT

The Greater New Haven St. Patrick's Day Parade is back. A longstanding tradition that first took place on March 17, 1842. Join your fellow Irishmen as they line the streets of Downtown New Haven and celebrate their rich and storied history. The parade starts on Chapel St. at Sherman Ave. It follows Chapel towards the Green and then turns left onto Church St., then onto Grove St., and ends on Orange St. There are plenty of pubs and bars in the area to grab a pint and some food. This event draws quite the crowd, so be sure to get there early.

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