2011 St. Patrick’s Week Festivities Around Columbus Ohio

So, here we are again. 7 days and counting. What are you going to do to celebrate the Greenest holiday of the year? Here are some suggestions for the upcoming week.

Feel free to leave comments to let us know if we missed any events.

Restaurants

   
Claddaugh    
     
  Downtown Polaris
  585 S. Front St. 8745 Sancus Blvd
  Columbus, OH 43215 Columbus, Ohio 43240
  Phone: (614) 224-1560 Phone: (614) 885-0100
  Fax: (614) 224-1595 Fax: (614) 885-0957
     
  Facebook  
  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Downtown http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Polaris
     
  Events Events
  March 17th March 17th
  10 am – 1 pm it’s the Ladies of Longford Mogan & Hankins, Mossy Moran, The Staples and The Darryl Gatlin Show.
  3 pm – 7 pm we’ve got Sharp Circle  
  the Shamrock Club Pipes & Drummers will be
in around this time, then
  8 pm – late it’s Mossy Moran  
     
  Outside in the Tent* (opening at 4 pm):  
     
  4 pm the Millennium Academy of Irish Dance will
be in for a 1/2 hour to kick off the tent opening,
then
  5 pm – 8 pm it’s Hat Trick with Tim, Clark &
Lisa
  9:30 pm – Midnight we’ve got ONE – a U2 Tribute
Band!!!
     
O’Shaunessey’s
Public House
 
  Arena District  
     
  Events  
  March 17th  
  *Doors Open at 8:00am for a hearty all-you-can
eat Irish Breakfast..
  *Great traditional food all day including the
O’Shaughnessy family’s award winning Corned Beef
and Cabbage.
  *All day and live entertainment including bands,
Irish Step Dancers, Bagpipe and Drum Corps.
     
Fado    
  Easton  
  4022 Townsfair Way  
  Columbus OH  
     
  Events  
  Monday, March 14th  
  Special St Patrick’s Day Pub Quiz 8PM.
Quizmaster Grant and Brainstormer team to help you win!
     
  Tuesday, March 15th  
  Shamrock Club and Daughters of Erin Guest
Bartending Event  starts at 5PM
  The Ladies of Longford—Live award-winning Celtic
Music  7PM
     
  Wednesday, March 16th  
  Join us for our annual Guinness Perfect Pint
Pouring Contest  at 7PM
  With
serious bragging rights at stake (and CASH), this competition gives the local
pubs a chance to prove who pours the best pints!
     
  Thursday, March 17th  
  St Patrick’s Day  
  The Fadó St. Patrick’s Weekend Live Music
Festival begins in our huge heated party tent!
  We’ll
open for Kegs and Eggs 7AM.  No cover
7AM-8AM
  Live Music begins with the Evol Twins at 9AM
followed by Homeland Celtic Rock at 1PM, Swagg at
5PM and we’ll end the night rocking out with The Websters at 9PM
     
  Friday, March 18th  
  Join the Columbus Young Professionals for their
Meet and Greet Happy Hour at 5PM
  Live Music kicks off with The Crunch at 5PM as
well and then we’ve got everyone’s favorite headliner,
The Naked Karate Girls at 9PM
     
  Saturday, March 19th  
  Six Nations Rugby—Super Saturday. Open early!
  St Baldrick’s Charity Event begins at
1:30PM.  Shave your head and help find
a cure for childhood cancer. Come down and show
your support for a great cause.  A week
of savage craic at Fadó wouldn’t be complete without great music to close out
the weekend.  We’ve got Soul Kitch’n
at  5:30 PM and we’ll wrap up your
outdoor festival with The Menus headlining at 9:30PM.
     
Byrnes Pub    
  1248 W 3rd Ave  
  Columbus, OH 43212-3047  
     
  Events  
  Saturday, March 12th  
  Ladies of Longford  
     
  Monday, March 14th  
  Tommy Sands  
     
  Wednesday, March 16th  
  Mickey Finns  
     
  Thursday, March 17th  
  1:00pm Knot Fibb’n  
  4:00pm 9 Castle Close  
  8:00pm Drowsey Lads  
     
  Friday, March 18th  
  Survivors Pary with the Hooligans  
     
Brazenhead    
     
  Dublin Grandview
  56 North High St. 1027 West Fifth Avenue
  Dublin, Ohio 43017 Columbus, Ohio 43212
     
  Events Events
  March 12th: Unknown currently
  KC Kurtwood @ 12pm, Celtic
Crossing @ 4pm, & Contagious till 4 @ 8pm
 
     
  March 17:  
  Tim O’Connor @ 12pm, Mythica
@ 4pm, The Mclans @ 8pm
 
     
  Each day, there will be 2
performances by The Capital City Pipes and Drums Band & The Richen Timm
World Championship Irish Dancers.
 
     
  Traditional Irish food
specials and plenty of free giveaways all day!
 
     

Parades

   
  March 17th  
  Columbus St. Patrick’s Day Parade  
  Beginning at Nationwide and John McConnell. Starts at 11:45am;
     
  March 12th  
  Dublin St. Patrick’s Day Parade  
  11am  
     
  The parade travels from Metro Place turning
north onto Frantz Road, east on Bridge Street, then
continues south on High Street ending at Waterford Drive. The Parade covers
approximately one mile
     

Other

   
  March 12th  
  The Blarney Hop  
     
  We are hoping that this event in its second year
finds new energy. Last years event was a pretty
sad event all the way around. If you remember the Blarney Bash, this is not
that event. The event last year was very spread out and poorly organized.
Keep in mind we are not referring to the Relay for Life event. The race has
been in place for many years. Hopefully this year will find a permanent home
in Dublin to get us through to the Irish Festival.
     
  Entertainment  
  12 – 4 p.m. Sizzlin DJs (Shoppes at River Ridge area)
  12:30 – 3 p.m. Sunny 95 Live, appearance by
Shawn Ireland
  (Shoppes at River Ridge area)  
     
  1:30 p.m. Columbus Shamrock Club Pipe and Drums
  (Oakland Nursery Tent)  
     
  2:15 p.m. Columbus Shamrock Club Pipe and Drums
  (Shoppes at River Ridge area)  
     
  2:30 p.m. Dublin Dance Center Performance with
Irish Dance
  (Oakland Nursery Tent)  
     
  Activities  
  Wee Folk Crafts & Games  
     
  All-Access Blarney Hop Wrist Bands – $10.00  
  Single Blarney Hop Activity Tickets – $.50 each
  All activities requiring tickets/ wristbands are
marked with a, as funds raised from these activities
directly benefit the American Cancer Society and help fight ALL cancers!