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Parades, green beer, and Celtic music — St. Patrick’s Day in Colorado Springs has a little something for everyone!

It’s time to break out your festive green sweater and kilt! Colorado Springs lacks nothing when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day festivities. Whether you’re a bar crawler, a music lover, or looking for kid-friendly activities, there’s something for you!

Check out our guide to St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Colorado Springs below (listed in order of date, starting Friday, March 13, 2020 and going through Tuesday, March 17, 2020):

 

1. Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub and Alehouse

St. Patrick's Day in Colorado Springs
Photo Courtesy of Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub

Friday, March 13th from 8:00 PM-Midnight | 21 S Tejon Street

Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub has been voted the #3 Irish Pub in the nation! The pub was constructed by craftsmen from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, using authentic Irish materials down to the woodworking and stained glass. Their menu is about as Irish as it gets, featuring classics like corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew, and fish and chips.

Start your St. Patrick’s weekend off right at Jack Quinn’s with a live performance by the Irish band, The McDeviants. Grab a Guinness or some Irish whiskey and be ready to sing along and stomp your feet.

 

2. The Original Colorado Springs Food Tour

Photo Courtesy of Odyssey Gastropub | Chicken and Waffles

March 13th – March 15th from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Downtown Colorado Springs

There’s no better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than by taking a local food tour! Rated #1 in Colorado Springs, Rocky Mountain Food Tours offers unique culinary tours through the historic center of Downtown Colorado Springs. You’ll enjoy an assortment of cuisine from five local restaurants and learn about the history and art of Colorado Springs, all from an expert guide!

Tours occurring Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Tickets start at only $58.99. Child tickets available. Check out our tour calendar for dates and availability!

 

3. 4th Annual St. Paddy’s Day Pub Night in Downtown Colorado Springs

St. Patrick's Day in Colorado Springs
Photo Courtesy of Anselm Society

Saturday, March 14th from 7:00-9:00 PM | 12530 Black Forest Road

Come out for a night of St. Patrick’s Day festivities! This fourth annual event features a live Celtic band, festive sing-alongs, readings of classic Irish poetry and literature, and traditional Irish food and drinks. You can even sign up to bring an Irish dish and deduct $5.00 from your ticket price! 

 

4. Get Active With These St. Patrick’s Day Traditions

St. Patrick's Day in Colorado Springs
Photo Courtesy of St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Events | Credit: Dan Russell

Saturday, March 14th at 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM | Downtown Colorado Springs

Start out your St. Patrick’s Day right by participating in the 5k for St. Patrick’s Day, watching your little ones run the Leprechaun Fun Run, or choosing from one of three cycling races to compete in. The three biking courses include a kid friendly option, an intermediate course, and a more advanced ride from Downtown to the top of Blodgett Peak.

 

5. 36th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

St. Patrick's Day in Colorado Springs
Photo Courtesy of St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Events | Credit: Dan Russell

Saturday, March 14th at 12:00 PM | Downtown Colorado Springs

The Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a Colorado Springs’ classic. Each year, thousands of people line Downtown’s Tejon St. to watch the parade, eat great food, and celebrate together! Wear your favorite green sweater, paint your face, and put on your funkiest Irish getup. The parade route begins on Tejon St. and East St. Vrain Street and continues down Tejon St. to Vermijo St.

Arrive early to get a good view of the street from anywhere along Tejon St. or plan ahead and purchase tickets for the St. Pat’s Grand Stands.

 

6. Wine and Royal Icing Cookie Decorating

St. Patrick's Day in Colorado Springs
Photo Courtesy of Crafted Colorado Handmade Market & Sweet Addict Bakery

Saturday, March 14th from 4:00 – 5:30 PM | 2609 Colorado Ave.

Who doesn’t like edible art?! Test your artist talent by creating Irish-themed cookie creations under the direction of Chef Audra of Crafted Colorado Handmade Market. Included in your $43.00 admission fee are all of your cookies and supplies. Reserved for bakers 21+ years of age as wine will be complimentary.

 

7. Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl

Saturday, March 14th from 4:00 – 11:59 PM | Downtown Colorado Springs

Gather your friends to paint the town red…or should we say green! Crawl With US, a company that provides crawls throughout the nation, is offering a fun-filled St. Paddy’s themed walking bar crawl featuring food and drink specials, an after party, and a $500 costume contest. Tickets are $20.00.

 

8. HighTime with Réalta Concert at Stargazers Theater

St. Patrick's Day in Colorado Springs
Photo Courtesy of The Stargazers Theater | Facebook Page

Sunday, March 15th from 7:00 PM | 10 S Parkside Dr.

Celebrate St. Paddy’s with some folk and traditional Irish music at Stargazers Theater, just east of downtown Colorado Springs. Vibrant and energy-filled, bands HighTime and Réalta will get you on your feet, enjoying a momentary transportation to Ireland. Dance, sing, and have a jolly good time! Tickets are $20.00 in advance or $25.00 at the door.

 

9. St. Patrick’s Day Trivia Night at Trails End Taproom

St. Patrick's Day in Colorado Springs
Photo Courtesy of Trails End Taproom | Facebook Page

Tuesday, March 17th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM | 3103 W Colorado Avenue

Trails End is the only self-serve taproom in Colorado Springs — pay by the ounce and try whatever strikes your fancy! From March 14-15, stop in for some green beads and green beer. On St. Patrick’s Day (which falls on a Tuesday this year), they are hosting a fun trivia night. Enjoy happy hour prices, loads of fun, and gift cards for the lucky winners.

 

10. Painting with a Twist 

Tuesday, March 17th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM | 9475 Briar Village Point #105

Tap into your inner Picasso during a fun night of painting! Choose either a canvas or plank wooden board upon which you will create your leprechaun-themed masterpiece. Enjoy a free wine or beer included with your ticket, and every drink thereafter is only $2.00! No experience necessary, and all of your supplies are included in your $39.00+ admission fee.

 

So grab your friends and a tall glass of beer and enjoy a festive St. Patrick’s Day in Colorado Springs! We’re all Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! 

Cheers, Your Rocky Mountain Food Tours Team

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