Did you know that Buffalo was recently named the second-best large city in the U.S. to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in? (Darn, we got beat by Boston AGAIN!) Here are a few of the reasons why.
- St. Patrick’s Week at the Irishman – now through Sunday, March 20 at the Irishman Pub & Eatery, 5601 Main St. in the Village of Williamsville. On Wednesday, March 16, check out the Clann Na Cara Irish Dancers at 6:30 p.m. On St. Patrick’s Day, the Rince Na Tiarna Dancers perform at 1 p.m., with music from Step in Time from 1-5 p.m. and Stone Row from 6-10 p.m. On Friday, March 18, the Clann Na Cara Dancers return at 5:30 p.m., and Celtic Cross performs at 9 p.m. On Saturday, March 19, Rochez-LAchey School of Irish Dancers performs at 6 p.m., with music from Poor ‘Oulde Goat at 9 p.m. On Sunday, March 20, Joe Head performs from 4:30-7:30 p.m., with a set by the Rince Na Tiarna Dancers at 5 p.m. Other St. Patrick’s Week events are taking place at restaurants throughout the Village, including The Glen Park Tavern, Creekview, Eagle House, Sweet Jenny’s and Break’n Eggs Creperie.
- D’Arcy McGee’s – check out D’Arcy McGee’s at 257 Franklin St. in Buffalo on St. Patrick’s Day for Jeremy Hoyle at 6 p.m., then join them after the parade on Sunday, March 20 for live music on two stages and a party in their huge heated tent.
- Live at O’Larkin – on Friday, March 18, continue the celebration at Larkin Square in downtown Buffalo for its fourth annual St. Patrick’s event. Taking place from 4:3-8 p.m., the event features four performances – music from McCarthyizm and Poor ‘Oulde Goat, salutes from the Greater Buffalo Firefighters Pipe and Drums, and dance from the Clann Na Cara Irish Dancers. There will also be food trucks, seasonal offerings from Flying Bison and Buffalo Distilling and an Irish marketplace.
- Old Neighborhood St. Patrick’s Parade – Saturday, March 19 at noon, beginning at the Valley Community Center, located at 93 Leddy St. in Buffalo, and winding through South Park Ave., Smith St., Elk St., Hamburg St., South St. and Louisiana St. Following the parade, a traditional Irish “hooley” will take place at the Center, with music from The Leftovers. Find out more at thevalleycenter.com.
- Buffalo St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Sunday, March 20 on Delaware Ave. in Buffalo at 2 p.m. The annual mass will be celebrated by Bishop Richard J. Malone at Saint Joseph’s Cathedral at 10:30 a.m. before the line-up for the parade. Get more information at www.buffalostpatricksdayparade.com.