6 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

March 17 is a Friday and we all know what that means: green beer, corned beef and cabbage, and of course, a heaping pot o’ parades and festivals.


A scene from the Providence St. Patrick's Day parade.

You want to know what to do and where to go? We’ve got you covered. Here are five ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

1. A Moveable Feast

The Museum of Work and Culture in Woonsocket celebrates St. Patrick’s Day on Thurs., March 16 at 6 p.m. It will be an evening of traditional Irish music, sing-alongs and ballads, Irish dancing, history and a great meal at Ciro’s Tavern on Cherry. The menu will include soda bread, potato soup, Irish shepherd's pie, a corned beef carving station, boiled cabbage, carrots, potatoes, a festive green cocktail and dessert upstairs in Ciro's Hampton Court. The music will be provided by Kieran Keating (who just so happens to work at Rhode Island Monthly), Father Michael Woolley and Stephanie Mahon alongside dancers from the Tir na Nog school of Irish dance. Tickets are $45 and available through the Museum of Work and Culture website.

2. Cook and Brown Anniversary

Sometimes you just get lucky! On March 17, Cook and Brown Public House on Hope Street in Providence will be celebrating its seventh anniversary on St. Patrick’s Day. Cook and Brown will serve beer, classic cocktails and as much Irish whiskey as they can, to accompany a dinner of weird and interesting small plates. Check menus and drink specials here.

3. St. Patrick’s Day Block Party

The Rosendale isn’t interested in your boring nine-to-five work schedule. It’s St. Patrick’s Day and it’s starting its block party early! The Rosendale opens its doors at 11 a.m. on March 17 with the outdoor party kicking off at 5 p.m. They’ll be rocking Union Street with heated tents, a stage setup and live music from the Tougas Bros Irish Band with Triad starting at 5 p.m. with a deejay to close out the night. For more info, click here, or call 401-421-3253.

4. Whiskey and Stout at Sons of Liberty

Sons of Liberty Spirits Co. is touting its St. Paddy’s celebration as “No Green Beer Here.” Head to the distillery (and now brewery) in South Kingstown on March 17 from 6−9 p.m. for Uprising Stout on nitro, live music by the Red Pennys and Irish eats by the Open Season food truck, including Guinness beef stew, venison chili, a Reuben quesadilla and wild boar bangers alongside whiskey and cocktails.

5. Tour De Patrick

Do you think you partied just a little too hard this St. Patrick’s Day? Well, the Guinness St. Pat’s Five-K is here to help you sweat out your carousing. The road race will start and finish at the Rhode Island Statehouse on Smith Street on Sat., March 18 at 11 a.m. Register here for $31 until March 16. On second thought, maybe take it easy the night before.

6. Providence St. Patrick's Day Parade

If you’re of the more traditional bent, then the Providence St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sat., March 18 is for you.  Come see the costumes and celebrate the Irish culture and zest for life that makes St. Patrick’s Day such a fun time. The parade will step off at noon on Smith Street at Wyndham Avenue and head to the State House. Check the website for more details!

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