St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in and around Salt Lake City, Utah

“As the one national holiday that is celebrated in more countries around the world than any other, St. Patrick’s Day is the day when everyone wants to be Irish.” 
We have quite a few Utahns that claim Irish ancestry. As such you would expect a number of events, celebrating Ireland’s most cherished holiday, to be held here in Utah. Rinceoiri Don Spraoi’s Irish dancers will be stepping out and helping to liven up several of those events.

Young Dubliners at The Depot: Catch the Young Dubs at The Depot, 400 S. West Temple on Thursday, March 8. Doors open 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Tickets, $20, or $25 day of show. Visit The Depot website or call, 801-467-TIXX or 800-888-TIXX.
St. Patty’s Day Cooking Class: Gardner Village’s Taste will host an Irish themed cooking class. We all love Corned Beef and Cabbage! But let’s look at a more traditional menu of Parsnip & Apple Soup, Irish Soda Bread, Hunter’s Pie, Shortbread & Irish Coffee Pudding for dessert. Friday, March 16, 6:30 p.m. Cost is $30. Register online.
The 23rd Annual Leprechaun Lope: The 10K, 5K and 1 mile fun run all start at 8:30 AM at the SE corner of the State Capitol and finish in Memory Grove. All pre-registered runners get a tee shirt. Everyone is encouraged to show their Irish spirit by wearing green and Irish costumes. Awards go to division winners, best Irish costume and fastest centipede (4 runners linked by a common costume or rope). Watch for real Leprechauns hiding along the courses! Join the St. Patrick’s Day parade after the race. Register thru
St. Patrick’s Day Parade Photowalk: This event, co-sponsored by Pictureline & Nikon, will be held Saturday, March 17th during the downtown Salt Lake City St. Patrick’s Day parade. Come play with Nikon gear while enjoying the parade! Details for rentals and the Photowalk itself can be found online
2012 Salt Lake City St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Siamsa: The annual Salt Lake City St. Patrick’s Day parade, sponsored by the Hibernian Society of Utah, will be held at the Gateway Saturday, March 17, starting at 10 a.m. The theme for this year’s parade is “Bless The American Worker”. After the parade there will be a siamsa, in the Gateway Grand Hall with plenty of dancing, music, and fun. Rinceoiri will be performing, so plan on this event!
Celtic Celebration at Peery’s Egyptian Theater in Ogden: Peery’s Egyptian Theater will hold it’s annual Celtic Celebration, 2415 Washington Blvd. in Ogden. Saturday, March 17, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12, $10 for students and seniors. Visit the website or call 801-689-8700.
Celtic Night: Come to Celtic Night March 17th and 23rd at the Ellen Eccles Theater! Enjoy a large amount of Irish Dancing from the Inishfre Irish Dance Company and relax to the amazing Irish music from Leaping Lulu! Get your tickets now at the Ellen Eccles Theater ticket office or online. Tickets are only $12/$15/$19! So come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with us in true Irish Fashion!
St. Patrick’s Day at The Depot Featuring Swagger: Swagger provides dome local Irish music when they perform live at The Depot on Saturday, Mar. 17 at 6 p.m. Special guests include Slaymaker Hill, Wailing O’Sheas, and the Heathen Highlander Pipe Band. 400 S. West Temple, tickets $15. Must be 21 to attend.

St Patty’s Day 5K Gold Rush:The 3rd Annual St. Patty’s Day 5K Gold Rush will be held in South Jordan on Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Be sure to wear your St. Patty’s Day best for our most popular race of the year! All runners receive a custom race shirt with the St. Patty’s Day theme.  Awards will be given for 1st – 3rd in each age group, Best Dressed and the coveted Green and Gold Award.  All runners will be entered into our raffle for prizes donated by our Race Sponsors. Register online.
Shamrock Shenanigans: Are you feeling lucky today? Starting at 8:00 a.m. find one of the St. Patrick’s Day shamrocks hidden in the kids area of the Draper Library and bring it to the kids desk to see how really lucky you are! For kids ages 12 and under. One shamrock per person while supplies last.
Dance sponsored by Wasatch Contras: Lively traditional music by Bandage a Trois, with Mike Cottle calling. No experience or partner needed, all dances taught and prompted. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Beginner’s workshop 7:00 PM, dancing from 7:30 to 10:30. General Admission $7, Students $5, Youth $3. More information at or contact Lori: 801-278-8765.

Orla Fallon in Concert: Orla Fallon, a harpist formerly of Celtic Woman, strikes out on her own with a 50-city tour in support of her new public television specials. Fallon visits SLC Thursday, March 24, 7:30 p.m. at the Jeanne Wagner Theatre, 138 W. 300 S. Tickets $40. Visit the website or call, 801-351-ARTS (2787) or 888-451-ARTS (2787).
‘Riverdance’ at Kingsbury Hall: Discover why nothing in the world compares to the original international phenomenon. “Riverdance” brings Irish dance, music and stories together with unforgettable magic, at Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. President’s Circle, March 31-April 2. Tickets $25-$57.50 Thursday, March 31, 2011, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, April 1, 2011, 8 p.m.; Saturday, April 2, 2011, 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 3, 2011, 1 and 6 p.m.

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