How to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in New Orleans

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St. Patricks Day is next Thursday, March 17th, and New Orleans is ready to celebrate! Grab your family and friends and head out to the streets for parades, picnics, street parties, music and more! This ten day celebration begins Friday, so find your green, practice your Irish, and meet us at the party!

St. Patrick’s Blessing

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields and,
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand

The Parades

Don’t be surprised if beads are not the only thing thrown during a St. Patrick’s Day celebration! Mardi-Gras-style trinkets may be substituted with cabbages, potatoes, carrots, onions, and additional key ingredients found in Irish stews!

Jim Monaghan’s annual parade / Molly’s at the Market Irish Parade
Friday March, 11, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
Begins and ends at 1107 Decatur St.
Revelers march and ride in carriages in the annual parade that begins and ends at Molly’s at the Market.
Grad Marshal: Chris Ring, retired Navy SEAL from Legacies Alive
Woman of the Year: Denali Lander, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Youth Run NOLA

Irish Channel Parade
Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.
Mass: St. Mary’s Assumption Church (corner of Constance and Josephine Streets)
Parade: At the corner of Felicity and Magazine
The Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Club‘s 66th Annual Mass and Parade

Downtown Irish Club Parade
Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
The annual downtown St. Patrick’s Day parade begins on the corner of Burgundy and Piety in the Bywater, proceeds roughly up Royal, across Esplanade to Decatur, up Canal to Bourbon. The parade makes several “pit stops” on its way to Bourbon St.

Louisiana Irish-Italian Parade (Metairie)
Sunday March 20, 2016 at noon

The Parties

Be a part of one of New Orleans biggest outdoor parties of the year for St. Patrick’s Day! Block parties are free and open to the public!

Tracey’s Block Party
Saturday March 12 & Thursday March 17, 2016
2604 Magazine Street
Annual celebration in the Irish Channel – with plenty of green beer, corned beef and cabbage and more fun.

Parasol’s Block Party Celebration
Saturday March 12 & Thursday March 17, 2016 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
2533 Constance St.

Old Metairie Irish Festival
Friday March 11, at Gennaro’s Bar from noon-9:00 p.m.
Come hang out under the Causeway Overpass near Gennaro’s Bar at 3206 Metairie Road. Live music will be provided by Paris Avenue and Paperchase, and food vendors include Drago’s, Porter & Luke’s and Bears Poboys. Part of proceeds will benefit the Friends in Need Foundation.

Italian-American Marching Club Pre-Parade Celebration
Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 11:45 a.m.
The free event features the crowning of Queen Kaylie Badalamenti Cotoire Hyde, music from Lena Prima and 80 maids dancing the “Tarantella.” 

The Bars

The bars of New Orleans commonly serve as popular pit stops along New Orlean’s St. Patrick’s Day Parades and here are a few of the city’s favorites.

The Erin Rose, 811 Conti St. – Join the fun of the Jim Monaghan St. Patrick’s Day March and stop by Erin Rose for some green beer, music and local fun.

Fahy’s Irish Pub, 540 Burgundy St. – Located in the French Quarter, Fahy’s Irish Pub offers great drinks, food, a fun with pool, darts and more! Enjoy a buffet or Irish grub at Fahy’s this St. Patrick’s Day, and be sure to order the bar’s specialty, the Mind Easer.

Finn McCool’s3701 Banks St. –Finn McCool’s has been names one of the world’s best Irish pubs outside of Ireland by the Irish Times! Doors open at 9:30am on St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy’s Irish Pub, 1009 Poydras St. – Happy’s Irish Pub has plenty of drinks to go around, featuring 31 taps available at the bar. For their “Pinch Me I’m Irish” celebration you can enjoy live music from Jukebox Heroes and reduced prices on green-colored Pabst Blue Ribbon pints, Guinness and Jameson shots, as well as a plate of crawfish with potatoes, corn and sausage.

Irish House, 1432 St. Charles Ave. –Irish House features an impressive whiskey collection with more than 70 Irish whiskeys at hand. This St. Patrick’s Day, enjoy live music, a great party, and a bit of Irish luck!

The Kerry Irish Pub, 331 Decatur St. –This St. Patrick’s Day, the Kerry Irish Pub is hosting live Irish music all day starting at 11:30 a.m! You can find artists like Beth Patterson, Speed the Mule String Band, and Roux the Day in this green day lineup!

Mick’s Irish Pub4801 Bienville St. –Mick’s Irish Pub, famously named after Mick Jagger himself, will offer free corned beef and cabbage this St. Patrick’s Day! These tasty food options will be a great addition to Mick’s delicious, Irish drink specials.

Molly’s at the Market1107 Decatur St. –Molly’s at the Market will be the start and finish of Jim Monaghan’s 31st annual St. Patrick’s Parade Friday, March 11!

Molly’s Bar on Toulouse, 732 Toulouse St. –Molly’s Bar on Toulouse is located right next to Bourbon and features cheap drink options like the Irish car bomb. This St. Patrick’s Day, enjoy drink specials as part of the St. Patty’s pub crawl!

Parasol’s2533 Constance St. –Parasol’s Bar hosts two block parties for St. Patrick’s Day on the 12th and 17th! Enjoy music, green beer and delicious food from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.!

Pat O’Brien’s Bar718 St. Peter St. – Pat O’Brien’s Bar hosts its annual St. Patrick’s Day party from 11am-10pm March 17th! Enjoy Irish food specials, drink specials, and live music.

Ryan’s Irish Pub241 Decatur St. –Ryan’s Irish Pub is the third and last bar on Decatur Street and is a popular drink stop during the French Quarter parades.

Tracey’s2604 Magazine St. –Sitting in the heart of the Irish channel Tracey’s is a popular spot on St. Patrick’s Day where you can enjoy green beer and liquor-based concoctions.

How to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in New Orleans

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