Feature photo special to Fargo Monthly
Grab a pint of Guinness because it’s that time of the year again when all of Fargo-Moorhead happily goes green: St. Patrick’s Day, of course. It’s the time when everyone is suddenly Irish, green is mandatory and putting an “O'” in front of names is encouraged. But the it all goes beyond quaint silliness, it’s also about celebrating the richness of Irish culture. Here’s a list of some of the best Fargo-Moorhead has to offer its Irish brothers and sisters. May the luck of the Irish be with you!
1 | Celtic Festival
Saturday, March 11 at 10 a.m.
The 14th Annual Celtic Festival 2017 is a celebration of the rich culture of the seven Celtic Nations featuring the intriguing history, arts and traditions of Brittany, Cornwall, Isle of Man, Galicia, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Enjoy lyrical Celtic music played by great bands from the community and region and watch dancers’ impressive footwork. All exhibits, performances and activities are free with the exception of the $2 Activity Passport.
202 1st Avenue North, Moorhead
2 | St. Patrick’s Day Fun Run
Saturday, March 11 at 10:30 a.m.
Join the Lake Agassiz Pacers for a fun race that leads the 21st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade through Downtown Fargo and along the beautiful Red River.
3 | St. Paddy’s Day Brunch At Drekker Brewing Company
Saturday, March 11 at 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Enjoy Irish themed dining at Drekker Brewing Company. It’s $15 per plate, including a pint of your choice. Luna Fargo has created an menu of roasted corned beer brisket, cheesy hash brown egg bake and green fuit salad with yogurt.
Drekker Brewing Company
4 | 21st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Saturday, March 11 at 1 p.m.
Since 1996, there has been a parade on the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day in Downtown Fargo. The route will start on Broadway and NP Avenue and proceed north on Broadway up to Sixth Avenue. Wear green, sport your shamrocks, dance to music from the floats and have fun while celebrating the luck of the Irish.
5 | St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl
Saturday, March 11 from 1 – 10 p.m.
Downtown Fargo is going Irish with the St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl. Starting at any of the participating Pub Crawl locations, receive a filled mug for $5.25 and get it refilled for $3.25. Once your passport is full, turn it in at The Old Broadway to receive a medal.
Participating Pub Crawl locations:
Wurst Bier Hall
6 | St. Patrick’s Day Party At Frank’s Lounge
Friday, March 17 at 11 a.m.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Frank’s Lounge with irresistible drink specials: $5 Irish Car Bombs, $4 Jameson, $7.99 corned beef and cabbage sliders with choice of fries or chips. Ask your server how to get a free Frank’s pint glass.
7 | St. Patrick’s Day Party with Poitin and Ginstrings At Dempsey’s Public House
Friday, March 17 from 6 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Poitin and Ginstrings is coming to Dempsey’s Public House for St. Patrick’s Day and will be rockin’ all night. Enjoy live music and drink specials all night.
Dempsey’s Public House
8 | St. Patrick’s Day Party At Junkyard Brewing Company
Friday, March 17 from 8 – 11 p.m.
All evening, Junkyard Brewing Company will be pouring their Bleed Green Irish Stout, a dry yet chocolatey traditional Irish stout. There is also be Irish tunes and some hilarious Irish music videos.
Junkyard Brewing Company
9 | St. Patrick’s Day At The Windbreak With 32 Below
10 | Live Music At The Aquarium
Friday, March 17 at 10 p.m.
Metal on St. Patrick’s Day. By The Thousands, Reaping Asmodeia and Insidious are playing at The Aquarium. Ticket prices: $7 in advance and $10 at the door. The event is only for ages 21 and up.
FM IRISH PUBS
Fargo-Moorhead has four dining establishments that specialize in Irish food and drink.
O’Leary’s Irish Pub & Grille
808 30th Ave. S, Moorhead
Dempsey’s Public House
226 Broadway N, Fargo
The Blarney Stone Pub
1910 9th St. E, West Fargo
Hennessy’s Irish Pub
4323 45th St. S, Fargo