Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania claim a strong Irish heritage, dating back to the 18th century, so Pittsburgh residents take St. Patrick's Day seriously! Get into the green with these St. Patrick's day events and festivities in Pittsburgh.
St. Patrick's Day Festivities 2014
Parade 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 15, 2014.
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 adults-only entertainment, food and beer 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.
Rock the night away with Pittsburgh's favorite Celtic rockers, the Bastard Bearded Irishmen at their annual St. Patrick's Day concert party at the Rex Theater on Saturday at 7:00 p.m.
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!