Get your corned beef and cabbage ready, because St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and so are the many celebrations that have turned this holiday into a classic American tradition. One of the very first St. Patrick’s Day celebrations happened in Boston over three centuries ago in 1737. Since then, the holiday has been celebrated primarily as a secular holiday here in the United States. We get excited here for St. Patricks because it signals that we are close to Spring and Winter is pretty much over! Here are 4 things happening in the Salt Lake area for St. Patrick’s Day.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Hibernian Society of Utah will be hosting their 41st annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 16th at 10AM. Rain or shine, we’re hoping for shine, the parade will go on. Make sure to wear your best green outfit, and if you don’t have a green outfit grab a shamrock button, and if you don’t have that we don’t know what to tell you. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come out and celebrate at this years parade.

St. Cody’s Magical Pub Crawl

The holiday wouldn’t be complete with out a proper pub crawl and Beehive Sports and Social Club is here to save the day. Similar to last year, they will be hosting a bar scavenger hunt. You will have to do your best to find all of the clues while enjoying drinks along the scavenger route. So, assemble your squad and get ready for a day full of drink, clues, stumbling, and great memories with friends. RSVP today.

4th West Fest

Mountain West Hard Cider will be there after the parade is over to keep the fun going and to keep everyone hydrated (beer, cider, and whisky). Local vendors and live music will be providing food and entertainment that will keep the celebrations going throughout the day. The legendary triple distilled Irish whiskey, Tullamore Dew, will also make a special appearance so you won’t want to miss this after-party. Visit their event page for more information.

Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum

This year you can celebrate St. Patrick’s day traditions at the Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum. Make sure to wear your favorite green outfit and celebrate all things St. Patty’s. Some of the activities include origami joke tellers, leprechaun beards, hats, rainbow binoculars, and more. Visit Discovery Gateway for more information.