What to Do on St. Patrick’s Day in Salt Lake City

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and Salt Lake City is gearing up for a festive celebration filled with food, drinks, and fun events. So whether you’re looking to attend a parade, grab some authentic Irish food, or cook up a feast at home, there are plenty of options for everyone to enjoy.

Watch The Parade 

One of the most exciting events of the St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Salt Lake City is the St Patrick’s Day Parade & Siamsa. The parade takes place on March 11th, starting at 11 am, at The Gateway. The free family-friendly event is a great way to kick off the holiday and get into the festive spirit. Taking place at the Olympic Plaza and inside at 16 N Rio Grande, guests can enjoy live entertainment, vendors and traditional Irish food and drink specials. in This year’s theme is ‘Shades of Green,’ celebrating diversity in the Irish community. 

Piper Down Pub

Piper Down is a popular Irish pub in Salt Lake City, known for its lively atmosphere and delicious food. Their St. Patrick’s Day celebration includes live music and entertainment and a special menu featuring Irish favorites like bangers and mash, and corned beef and cabbage.

1492 South State St, (801) 468-1492

Bewilder Brewing Co

Bewilder Brewery will have three Irish-inspired beers on tap for the day, an Irish Stout, the fan-favorite Irish Lager, and Leprechaun Tears. And, of course, all your favorite classic Irish food items. 

445 South 400 West, (385) 528-3840

Flanagan’s on Main 

Park City’s most famous Irish pub, Flanagan’s, offers a selection of traditional pub fare—including shepherd’s pie, corned beef & cabbage, and bangers n’ mash—that will fill you up. Wash it down with an Irish coffee or Guinness Draught.

438 Main St, Park City, (435) 649-8600

Feldman’s Deli

Callanish is back at Feldman’s Deli. Head on over after the parade and grab a sandwich and some Irish tunes!

2005 East 2700 South, 801-906-0369

Leprechaun Inn

Tucked in the corner of the Ivy Place Shopping Village is your classic Irish pub with great food and drink options for your St Patrick’s Day celebration. 

4700 South 900 East, (801) 268-3294


Flanker is celebrating multiple days this year. Come Saturday the 11th for the St Patrick’s Day Parade After Party for an Irish-inspired menu for the day and live music in the evening. Come back Friday for March Mania First Round, St Patrick’s Day.

6 North Rio Grande St, (801) 683-7070

High West

High West is offering a private pairing with five of their delicious spirits and Ritual Chocolate’s craft creations. Event is 21+ and $70 per person on March 17, 6:30 p.m.

703 Park Ave, Park City, 435-649-8300

If you want to cook up your own Irish-inspired feast at home, Salt Lake City’s local shops have you covered.

Beltex Meats

Beltex Meats is located in the Liberty Wells neighborhood and is known for its commitment to sourcing high-quality, sustainable meats. They offer a variety of cuts of beef, pork, and lamb, as well as sausages and cured meats. For St. Patrick’s Day, Beltex Meats offers corned beef brisket, perfect for making corned beef and cabbage or a classic Reuben sandwich.

511 East 900 South, 801-532-2641

Harmons Grocery

Get in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with a virtual chef-led cooking class. Chef Daniela will lead guests through traditional Irish recipes in the comfort of your own home. Each purchase includes a kit with all the ingredients you need to make corned beef cabbage, steamed potatoes and browned butter. Beer pairings list is available upon request. Get your tickets here.

Kits picked up at 13330 S. Kestrel Range Rd, Riverton.

Mrs. Backers Pastry Shop

Mrs. Backers has you covered for your Irish Soda Bread to accompany your homemade corned beef & cabbage or Shepard’s pie.

 434 East South Temple, (801) 532-2022

Our advice? Arrive early. Expect to wait. Tip well. Get a ride home.

Looking for a restaurant to spend the St. Patrick’s day away from the crowds? Check out these 12 restaurants named Best in Utah during our 2023 Dining Awards!

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Greg Brinkman
Greg Brinkman
Greg Brinkman is a freelance food, travel, and culture writer. He has written for Salt Lake Magazine and Suitcase Foodist. He is a professional dabbler and is obsessed with all things food, travel, style and fitness.

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