The best things to do in Denver for St. Patrick’s Day (Yes they all involve lots of drinking)
1: The best start to the St. Patrick’s Day weekend is the Parade. Nothing sets the mood for the weekend like celebrating with your friends and neighbors. We can all be Irish at the parade downtown. This is a good event to bring the family to, or Uber in and start the day early. The parade starts at 9:30 am on Saturday, March 16th. To catch the parade entries full performances (dancing, full music sets, etc.), the best spot is south of 20th Ave on Blake St. This will be a crowded area and is standing room only. Be sure to get there early to claim your spot. If you are bringing the kids you may want to try Blake St from 23rd to 27th Ave. This should be a little more roomy. To see a full list of the floats and other info check out the official parade website: https://www.denverstpatricksdayparade.com/
2: Once the parade is over, you can head to the Block Party at 22nd and Blake. This will be the 20th year the block party has been put on by Fado Irish Pub and it;s rumored be their best one yet! The party will start at 10:00 am on the 16th and run until 11:00 pm. If you still have the energy you can come back for more on the 17th from 12:00 pm-10:00 pm. The outdoor party will have live bands and enough Guinness and Irish whisky for everyone wearing green and their friends. A two-pack of tickets including 4 total drink vouchers will cost you $64. For all of the details and to purchase tickets check out their website: https://fadoirishpub.com/denver/st-patricks-day/
3: Don’t drink on an empty stomach. Stop and check out the food trucks and live music at Improper City. They are in the RiNo district at 32nd and Walnut St. They will have outdoor bars all day for the patio party, or you can get some gourmet coffee if you need a little pick me up. Check it out if you are in the mood for a fun atmosphere and a taste for mobile food. For more info check out their event page on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/events/239316560307813/
4: If you are not a beer and whisky drinker then check out Infinite Monkey Theorem winery. They are in the RiNo district where they make all their wine. The grapes that they use are locally sourced from Colorado and for one day only they will have green wine slushies. That’s what happens when you mix class and St. Patrick’s Day.
5: No St Patrick’s day would be complete without a good old fashion Pub Crawl! Denver has you covered with three to chose from this year. The Irish Stroll from BarCrawls.com, Kiss Me, I’m Irish: Denver St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl, and Denver St. Patrick’s Bar Crawl will all be going on this weekend. What better way to celebrate than to work out your liver as you head from bar to bar. Take part in the fun and festivities in Denver this year, just remember to leave your keys at home. Lyft, Uber and public transit will be happy to get you downtown and back safe and sound.