A cycling race with mountain views, Guinness at a traditional Irish pub, or St. Paddy’s themed cookie decorating—St. Patrick’s Day in Colorado Springs has a little something for everyone!

It’s time to break out your festive green sweater! 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 three days of St. Patrick’s Day festivities!

 

Friday, March 15th

1. St. Paddy’s Day Pub Night in Downtown Colorado Springs

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

Friday, March 15th, 2019 from 7:00-9:00 PM | 103 S Wahsatch Ave

Come out for a night of St. Patrick’s Day festivities! This third 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 from your ticket price! More info here!

 

2. Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub and Alehouse

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

Friday, March 15th, 2019 from 8:00 PM-Midnight | 21 S Tejon Street

Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub and Alehouse is a favorite to locals and travelers alike (and a destination on our Delicious Downtown Food Tour!). The pub was constructed by craftsmen from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, using authentic Irish materials, down to the woodworking and stained glass. The 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, Juice O’The Barley. Grab a Guinness or some Irish whiskey and be ready to sing along and stomp your feet.

 

Saturday, March 16th

3. 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 16, 2019 at 8:30 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.

 

4. Try Unique Local Cuisine on a Food Tour

Photo Courtesy of Odyssey Gastropub | Chicken and Waffles

Saturday and Sunday, March 16th and 17th, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Downtown Colorado Springs

What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than with a local food tour? Join Rocky Mountain Food Tours on a unique culinary tour 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! Reserve your spots here.

 

5. 35th 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 16, 2019 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 Street 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 and East St. Vrain Street and continues down Tejon to Vermijo Street.
Arrive early to get a good view of the street from anywhere along Tejon or plan ahead and purchase tickets for the St. Pat’s Grand Stands.

 

6. Cookie Decorating at Crafted Colorado Handmade Market

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

Saturday, March 16th, 2019 from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM | 327 N Tejon Street

This event is great for all ages! Join Crafted Colorado for some St. Paddy’s themed cookie decorating. They will provide the cookies, icing, sprinkles, and packaging for you to take home! This drop-in style event is located right on the parade route, so stop by anytime before or after the parade. Pre-purchase your cookies here!

 

7. St. Patrick’s Day with The Verdict at Stargazers Theater

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

Saturday, March 16th from 8:00-11:00 PM | 10 S Parkside Drive

Celebrate St. Paddy’s with some rock n’ roll at Stargazers Theater, just east of downtown Colorado Springs. Wear green and be ready to dance as The Verdict covers rock classics from the 1960’s to the 1990’s, including The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Queen, and more!

 

8. Trails End Taproom

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

Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 11:00 AM – Sunday, March 17th at 9:00 PM | 3103 W Colorado Avenue

Trails End is the only self-serve taproom in Colorado Springs — think frozen yogurt, for adults! Try a selection of craft beer, wine, kombucha, and ciders. You pay by the ounce so you can try whatever you want before settling on a glass or two of your favorites. If you’ve yet to visit Trails End Taproom, we can’t think of a better time than St. Patrick’s Day—stop in for some green beads and green beer!

 

Sunday, March 17th | St. Patrick’s Day!

9. The Whiskey Baron with Curtis Grimes

St. Patrick's Day in Colorado Springs
Photo Courtesy of Curtis Grimes | Facebook Page

Sunday, March 17th, 2019 from 6:00-11:00 PM | 5781 North Academy Boulevard

The Whiskey Baron Dance Hall and Saloon is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with some country music because, well, why not? Curtis Grimes is a country music star who first appeared on Season 1 of the reality show “The Voice” and has since been releasing music and performing across the country. So if Irish music isn’t your thing, spend your St. Paddy’s Day dancing to some good ol’ country music.
Buy your tickets here!

 

10. Cogstone Brewing Company St. Patrick’s Day Party

St. Patrick's Day in Colorado Springs
Photo Courtesy of Cogstone Brewing Company | Facebook Page

Sunday, March 17th, 2019 from 12:00-8:00 PM | 3858 Village Seven Road

Cogstone Brewing Company is celebrating the “Cogstone way,” which includes live music, small batch green beer, and hidden beer prizes! Dress in green and stop by anytime from noon to 8:00 PM.

 

So grab your favorite Irish pal and a tall glass of beer and enjoy a festive St. Patrick’s Day in Colorado Springs!

Cheers, Your Rocky Mountain Food Tours Team

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