Spring is right around the corner, and one of the hallmarks of this time of year is St. Patrick’s Day. This global celebration of Irish culture is all about revelry, which is what makes it such an enjoyable occasion. If you are looking forward to indulging in some of spring’s first festivities, why not check out some St. Patrick’s Day events taking place right here on Long Island? Whether you are looking for parades, parties, or pub crawls, our Westbury Toyota staff has put together a quick list of five local events you can participate in on March 17th.
Bayport Blue Point’s Chamber of Commerce St. Patrick’s Day parade will take place on March 15th, starting at 11:00 A.M. at the corner of Montauk Highway and Snedecor Avenue. There are bleachers for people to enjoy the parade in comfort or, alternatively, you can take in the show from cafes or restaurants that are located along a prime parade route. This event will have door prizes and a 50/50 raffle, so be sure to bring some money so that you can try your luck!
If you would like to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day with some of your closest friends in true celebratory fashion, this pub crawl is exactly what you need. Head on over to Huntington for some truly astonishing drink specials (with proceeds going toward some noteworthy charities). The bars participating in this event include:
One thing to keep in mind: Everyone must be 21 years of age or older in order to take part in this event!
On March 21st, grab your family and head on over to Holbrook in order to participate in this entertaining fun run. Waiting at the finish line for all participants are beer (for the adults) and soda (for the kids). There will be rewards for the top competitors in all age groups, as well as post-race refreshments. There are amenities on site for people to change into their running gear, and people who pre-register will also receive free T-shirts! Afterward, there is a Happy Hour at the nearby Irish Times Pub (adults only), so you can turn this run into an all-day (and all night) affair.
If you are ready and eager to party all day long, this St. Patrick’s Day festivity is perfect for you. Starting at 11:00 A.M. at Napper Tandy’s Irish Pub in Northport, partygoers can choose their meals from an authentic Irish menu and what’s more, enjoy performances from authentic Irish step dancers and bagpipers. There will be other forms of live entertainment as well, so be sure to add this event to your calendar!
Del Vino Vineyards is putting on an unforgettable St. Patrick’s Day event that wine aficionados should not miss. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, be sure to mark March 15th on your calendar. You will be able to sample some of the vineyard’s finest wines paired with delectable corned beef sliders. Enjoy live step dancing, singing, and bagpipe performances while toasting the day with green beer. Be sure to wear green if you attend and be sure to make your reservations beforehand!
Bring in spring by doing all the St. Patrick’s Day’s activity you can fit into your schedule without ever having to leave Long Island. Whether you are looking for something you can do as a family or something that caters to a more mature crowd, there are events for everyone!