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It's the month for Irish celebrations: music, dance, food, beer, comedy, corned beer and cabbage, storytelling St Patrick's Day parades!

[fa icon="calendar"] Mar 5, 2018 4:16:24 PM / by Mary Lhowe, Editor,

Mary Lhowe, Editor,


Just when it seems that the chill winds of March are going to blow the spirits out of us, Irish Americans rise to the challenge, step onto center stage, and bring the rest of us along for celebrations of St. Patrick’s Day.

Irish- and Celtic-themed events swirl through the entire month, and they may encompass not only the traditional parades but also Celtic music, dance, beer-drinking, corned beef and cabbage, storytelling, comedy, and history, most of it drenched in sentimental delight.

You don’t need to be Irish to enjoy. Here’s a roundup of events, by state, with St. Patrick’s Day parades at the end. Don’t wait – there is plenty happening right now. We will be adding more events as we learn about them!


The Irish Balladeers in Boston on March 10 at the JFK Presidential Library and Museum

 St Patrick’s Day Dinner and Concert with Full Gael on March 17 at Old Sturbridge Village

A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn with Brian O’Donovan on March 15 at The Cabot in Beverly

“The Irish and How They Got That Way” by Frank McCourt on March 8 to 25 at Greater Boston Stage Company in Stoneham, MA

“Chopped” Viewing Party March 13 at McGreevys in Boston

 Fiddler on the Farm & The Whyte School of Irish Step Dance on March 18 at  Powisset Farm in Dover


The Irish Comedy Tour on March 13 at the Space Ballroom in Hamden

 The Celtic Tenors on March 18 at Lyman Center in New Haven

 Runa – Celtic Roots Music on March 9 at Infinity Hall in Hartford


New Hampshire

 Songs of Emigration: Storytelling Through Irish Music on March 7 in Plaistow

Keep NH Green St. Patrick's Day Party on March 16 in Gilford

Traditional Irish Band Altan on March 15 at Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord


 Rhode Island

 March Newport Gallery Night on March 8 in Newport

Traditional Irish Music Sessions on Sundays, March 4 to 25 at Fastnet Pub in Newport

 Concert of Traditional Irish Songs by Harpist Áine Minogue on March 6 in Warwick



Runa on March 8 in Middlebury, VT

St. Patrick's Day with Pete's Posse on March 17 at Spruce Peak n Stowe

Altan -- a St. Patrick's Day Celebration on March 17 at Flynn Mainstage in Burlington



St. Paddy's Day Dinner and Show on March 11 in Portland

Saint Patrick's Comedy Gala on March 10 and 17 in Portsmouth and Lebanon


 All Parades, All States

 Cape Cod St. Patrick's Day Parade in Yarmouth, MA, on March 10

St. Patrick's Day Parade in Providence, RI, on March 10

St. Patrick's Day Parade in New Haven, CT, on March 11

St. Patrick's Day Parade in Newport, RI, on March 17

Mystic Irish Parade in Mystic, CT, on March 25

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Portland, ME, on March 17

Mary Lhowe, Editor,

Written by Mary Lhowe, Editor,

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