The 68th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will commence on Sunday, March 17th, 2019 in downtown Holyoke, MA. Parade weekend is one of the largest gatherings in Western Massachusetts, drawing in people from all across the region. As February comes to an end-- we’re all starting to feel that undeniable itch for warmer weather, outdoor beer fests and a shamrockin’ good time!
Every year, Western Massachusetts becomes the place to be as you’ll find us locals on the prowl for the best neighborhood hotspots, where everyone knows your name, to celebrate all things GREEN!
However, we understand how the numerous parties, parades and beer pairing events can be a bit overwhelming. Lucky for you, we’ve narrowed it down and put together an easy, on the go, listing guaranteed to get you into the Celtic spirit!
Amherst, MA - The Harp, a well known Irish pub where you enter as strangers and leave as friends. Relax to a wide selection of live music and a satisfying drink menu.
Northampton, MA - McLaddens, the pub that has a staggering 160 plus varieties of whiskey and one of the finest & most diverse beer selections in all of New England. If you’re looking for good ole’ Irish fun, McLaddens is your haven.
Holyoke, MA - Brennan’s Place, come and celebrate for a cause with the Celebrity Bartender Media Challenge! TONIGHT February 28th from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Western Mass News, Rock 102 and MassLive go head to head to see who can raise the most for the Leprechaun Plunge (sponsored by ChikMedia)! This one is guaranteed to bring on the competition.
Springfield, MA - Nathan Bills, whether you need to unwind at a local eatery or just feel like grabbing a pint; be ready to party and make sure to check out their “MARCH MADNESS” extravaganza! A series of events to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all month long.
Let us know in the comments below your favorite Irish hotspots!
Blog by Editorial Contributor Crystal Dunn
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