St. Patrick's Day Festivities 2012Parade for St. Patrick
Pittsburgh's St. Patrick's Day Parade, first held on March 17, 1869, is among the five largest in the country. The annual Pittsburgh St. Patrick's Day parade is held this year on Saturday, March 17, 2012.
Pittsburgh's Irish Fair in the Square
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day during and after the parade in the newly renovated Market Square with performances by parade participants while enjoying all of the food and fun Pittsburgh's most Historic public space has to offer. It's Family Friendly time from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., followed by the Coors Light Parade After Party from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Fun for the Family
Bringing the kids downtown for the St. Patrick's Day parade? After it's over, head to Fifth Avenue Place for an afternoon of family fun. Face painting, spin art, puppet making, and Leprechaun crafts are just part of the fun at this family-friendly Irish celebration.
Pittsburgh St. Patrick's Day Rocker Cruises
Jam on board the Gateway Clipper Fleet this St. Patrick's Day Weekend with Rusted Root on Friday night and The Clarks on Saturday.
Enjoy a Jig
Do a little jig along to Irish music favorites, including "David’s Jig," "Blue Bonnets" and "O’Carolyn’s Concerto," as internationally-renowned fiddler Natalie MacMaster performs with the Pittsburgh Symphony Pops at Heinz Hall Thursday through Saturday of St. Patrick's Day weekend.
Raise a Glass
Most of Pittsburgh's Irish restaurants & pubs are offering a weekend full of Irish music, green beer and specials on Guinness, Harp and Irish dishes. There's live music, food and fun, both inside and out, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 a.m. at Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle!