It’s finally here! St. Patrick’s Day season is upon us!
And just how are we getting our Irish on in 2014?
Rinceoiri Don Spraoi Irish Dancers will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by doing what else? Dancing!
We’ll start the day off in the Salt Lake City St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade winds it’s way through the streets of the Gateway downtown. Follow that by a rousing bit of Irish dance in the Grand Hall during the Siamsa. A few hours later we’ll make our way to Ogden for the Shamrock Gala in which we’ll delight our audience with more dancing to support the fundraiser. To top off the night? Steiny’s! We’ll be doing a little pub style Irish dance right on their amazing wood floor.
At A Glance – St. Patrick’s Day activities in the Salt Lake City area:
Friday, March 14, and Saturday, March 15, at 7:30 pm.
The Bridger Folk Music Society presents Celtic Night 2014 a benefit concert for CacheHumane Society and Four-Paws Rescue at the Ellen Eccles Theater, in Logan. This St. Patrick’s Day celebration will feature, our good friends, Inishfre Irish Dance and Leaping Lulu collaborating in an engaging mix of Celtic songs, reels, jigs, and impeccable Irish dancing. We’re super excited that one of our dancers will be dancing in the show with Inishfre; break a leg Hannah!
Ellen Eccles Theater, 43 South Main, Logan.
Reserved seating prices are $13 to $20.
Visit them online or call (435)752-0026.
Saturday, March 15, beginning at 10 a.m.
The annual Salt Lake City St. Patrick’s Day parade, sponsored by the Hibernian Society of Utah, will wind its way through the Gateway. The theme this year is “Gift of the Gaels … A Legacy of Legend and Myth.”
Saturday, March 15, Rinceoiri Don Spraoi Irish Dancers will be performing at 11:45 a.m. After the parade there will be a Siamsa, or big party, in the Gateway Grand Hall. Loads of Irish dancing and music on the stages, food and drink (adult and otherwise) in the hall, and various vendors with Irish items for sale in booths throughout. Doors for the Siamsa open at 10:45 a.m. Entertainment continues until 4 p.m.
Saturday, March 15, 10:00 a.m. Legend has it, that St. Patrick banished all the snakes from Ireland. But our keepers want to know WHY? Join us for a day of St. Patrick’s Day fun as you learn about snakes in our Small Animal Building, and go on a St. Patrick’s Day treasure hunt for “gold”. Don’t forget to dress in green for $1 off regular admission.
Keeper talks in the Small Animal Building at 11 am & 1 pm.
Saturday, March 15, Doors open 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. The Young Dubliners will be rockin’ The Depot, 400 S. West Temple, with special guests Swagger and Brother. Tickets are $23, or $26 on the day of the show. Visit the website or call, 801-467-TIXX or 800-888-TIXX.
“There are no gimmicky drinking songs. This is like a pint of honest rock music with a shot of Irish flair dropped in for extra kick.” -Spokane Inlander
“The Los Angeles-based band of Irish- and American-born rockers still busts out the Guinness-spilling anthems like nobody’s business.” -Idaho Statesman
Saturday, March 15, 7:30 p.m. Wasatch and District Pipe Band begin the celebrations with Celtic Beat Feet of Fire and Idlewild gracing the stage for an incredible night of song, dance, and revelry. Come and throw back a cold one in the theater, Guiness will be available at Peery’s Egyptian Theater’s annual Celtic Celebration, 2415 Washington Blvd. in Ogden. Tickets $12, $10 for students and seniors. Visit the website or call 801-689-8700.
Sunday, March 16, time TBA. A mass in honor of St. Patrick will be held at St. Joseph the Worker, 7405 Redwood Rd. A corned beef and cabbage dinner, and an evening of singing and music follows at the parish hall.
SLC Area Irish Pubs
If you’re one to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by having a pint or two with friends, there are several Salt Lake City area Irish themed pubs:
- Piper Down, an Olde World Pub, 1492 S. State St., 801-468-1492
- Murphy’s Bar and Grill, 160 S. Main St., 801-359-7271.
- Green Street, 602 E. 500 S., 801-532-4200.
- Leprechaun Inn, 4700 S. 900 E., 801-268-3294.
- MacCool’s Public House, 400 South Foothill Blvd, #166, 801-582-3111, additional locations in Layton and Ogden.
- The Republican, 917 S. State St., 801-595-1916.
We hope you enjoy our list of things to do for St. Patrick’s Day 2014 in Utah!
*Updated to include a missed link.