Every year on March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day is a day to celebrate the color green, four-leaf clovers, and drinking (the latter evidenced by 6 a.m. bar-openings). Here are all of the events happening in Portland this St. Patrick’s Day!
I’m putting Portland’s Irish pubs as the first few listings here because they know how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day properly. Ri Ra’s never disappoints with their celebrations. They’re partnering with the Portland Firefighter’s Children’s Burn Foundation for the 15th year to bring Portland the St. Paddy’s Day Plunge + Irish Breakfast, with a portion of ticket sales going to the foundation. Tickets are $50 and you receive an Irish breakfast, VIP entry into the pub (between 6am-7am), a Guinness, and a Guinness glass. Here is the list of bands playing at Ri Ri all day:
Maine Public Safety Pipe Band 9:30-10 a.m.
Stillson School of Irish Dance Stepdancers at 11:45 a.m.
The Keenans Irish Duo from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Kilcollins from 6-9 p.m. and from 10 p.m.-1 a.m.
Kegs and Eggs – Bull Feeney’s
Starting at 7 a.m., Bull Feeney’s will be serving drink specials with a band line-up all day.
Starting at 6 a.m., Brian Boru will be having food, music, and more.
Starting at 11 a.m., The Thirsty Pig will be hosting their own version of St. Patrick’s Day. They’ll be serving corned beef and cabbage sausage specials all day along with drink specials, live acoustic music with James Wholey, and much more!
Rosie’s will be having a special Irish menu with dishes such as a corned beef Rueben and smokey Guinness macaroni and cheese. They’re also having drink specials – think $4 Guinness drafts and $7 Irish car bombs.
Wharf Street St. Patrick’s Day – Bonfire, Dusk, The Drink Exchange, and 51 Wharf
Each of these Wharf Street locations will have drink specials and live music.
3 – 17 Green Beer – Oasis
Starting Thursday night, Oasis will be having green drink specials, extra large games, and DJ Royale spinning beats. They’re also giving away a gift card to the best dressed Paddy’s Day outfit.
Portsports Shamrock Shuffle Pub Crawl – $20 ticket
For the 4th year in a row Portsports will be doing their St. Patrick’s Day pub crawl that includes 9 bars! It starts at 10am and includes a costume contest and a photo scavenger hunt.
St. Paddy’s Day Massacre
Empire welcomes SLAINE w/ Jaysaun & DJ Deadeye and Special Guests Northern Lights Nation & Wisdom. Tickets are $20 and show starts at 10pm, doors open at 9pm.
Enter The Haggis at Port City Music Hall
Port City Music all welcomes Enter The Haggis at 9pm. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of show, and $40 for preferred seating.