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Fish out your greenest outfit from your closet and join the St. Patrick’s Day festivities! Boston is no stranger to Irish culture, after all, the city has its own Irish Heritage Trail. Nowadays, St. Patrick’s Day is an opportunity to be merry, sing, dance and celebrate Irish culture. Check out these local events.
Date: March 16, 2019
Location: Fenway area.
Spend a day exploring the many Irish pubs and restaurants around Fenway. Your ticket will include visits to Irish locales, giveaways, and themed activations. Some of the venues are Cheeky Monkey, Loretta’s Last Call, Lansdowne Pub, Eastern Standard, Bar Louie, The Baseball Tavern, and more! You must be at least 21 years old to participate and valid ID is required.
Date: March 17, 2019 at 11 am
Race Route: Start at Edgerley Family South Boston Club, located at 230 West 6th Street, and finish at West 6th Street.
Before guzzling down pints of Irish stout, why not take part in a 5K race to support a good cause? The St. Patrick’s Day 5K race benefits Edgerley Family South Boston Club’s Keystone Teen Leadership Program. Registration is $25, includes electronic chip timing, as well as a couple of hills to work those thighs. There will be a live concert by Rad Youth Rock Band before the race, so make sure you arrive with plenty of time to enjoy the music.
Date: March 17, 2019 at 1pm
Parade Route: Start at Broadway “T” station and finish at Ellery Street, near Andrew Square.
Known as the Southie Parade, this event has been paying tribute to Boston’s rich Irish heritage for over 100 years. The parade is made up of colorful floats, marching bands, and performers. Due to its popularity - almost 1 million people attend each year - it’s important to arrive at least two hours early.
Date: March 22, 2019 at 7:30pm
Location: Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA 02144
This year’s Irish Film Festival is downsizing due to their need to raise funds. In spite of this, they’re still offering some good ol’ Irish cinematic artistry. Purchase tickets for the New England premiere of “Float like a Butterfly,” directed by Carmel Winters. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with lead actors Hazel Doupe and Dara Devaney, director Carmel Winters and production designer Toma McCullim.
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