Boulder may be 4,393 miles from Dublin, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun on St. Patrick’s Day. Whether you’re looking to get artistic, listen to Irish music, dine on authentic food, or have a drink, here are some fun Irish-themed activities to do to celebrate.
World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Conor O’Neill’s (1922 13th St., Boulder, 303-449-1922) is hosting their annual “world’s shortest parade” at noon on March 12th. Following the parade, the pub will have Irish dancers and live acoustic music from Troy Clayton 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Breakfast at Conor O’Neill’s: If you’re looking to kick off your celebration early, head over to Conor O’Neill’s at 8:00 a.m. for breakfast. Their Irish Breakfast is bangers, rashers, black and white pudding, eggs, potatoes, tomatoes, and Irish soda bread.
St. Patty’s Day Painting at Color Me Mine Boulder: If you wear green to Color Me Mine Boulder (1938 Pearl Street, Suite 100, Boulder, 303-443-3469), only pat $1 for studio fees for painting. Plus, you’ll be entered to win $240 worth of free ceramics ($20 per month for one year).
Lunch for Seniors at Brook’s Café: Brook’s Café, located at the Louisville Senior Center (900 West Via Appia Way, Louisville), is serving an Irish-themed lunch at 12 p.m. on Friday, March 17th. Choose from Irish Stew or Cod. Reservations are required at least one day in advance. Call 303-335-4931 or e-mail BrooksCafe@louisvilleco.gov to make a reservation. The cost is $6.25 per person for 59-years-old and under, and there is a suggested donated of $3 for 60-years-old and over.
Kegs and Cabbage at Boulder Theater: Head over to the Boulder Theater (2032 14th Street, Boulder, 303-786-7030) for their St. Patrick’s Day celebration, Kegs & Cabbage (Part Deux) featuring Lady and The Gentlemen, on Friday, March. 17th. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the show starts at 6 p.m. It’s a 21 and over event, and Boulder Beer Company is serving a variety of their beers, including a new Irish collaboration. The new beer, Irish Blessing Oak-Aged Coffee Stout, is made with Jameson and Ozo Coffee. There will also be other Irish food and drink specials, including Jameson Irish Whiskey, Jameson Black Barrel, and Jameson Caskmates.
Friday Night Dinner at Cured: Cured (1825 B Pearl Street, Boulder, 720-389-8096) will be dry brining their corned beef for several days to prepare for this St. Patrick’s Day Dinner ($57 for two). The dinner, on March 17th, includes slow cooked corned beef, served with brown butter rutabaga puree, dry cider braised cabbage with bacon and caraway, and Irish soda bread pudding with Leopold’s Apple Whiskey and orange.
Live Music at Under the Sun: Starting at 9 p.m. on March 17th, The Matt Flaherty Band will be playing live music at Under the Sun (627 South Broadway, Boulder, 303-543-0886).
Conor O’Neill’s St. Patty’s Day Celebration: On March 17th, head over to Connor O’Neill’s for Irish-infused rock music from Mumbouli. Enjoy Irish specialties, such as beer-battered fish and chips, corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, and bangers and mash.