Parades? Good food? Irish dancing? It’s all here in Central Ohio.
Holy Mass, a Parade, and Irish Family Reunion
The Shamrock Club, a group that celebrates being Irish every day, sponsors the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. The day starts with Holy Mass at Holy Cross Church at 10:00 am. The plans are to start the parade at 11:30. It will begin at the church and end at Battelle Hall Columbus Convention Center where the ever popular Irish Family Reunion will be held. The doors of Battelle Hall will be open from 12-6pm. Bring your green hats and shamrocks and join in on the fun.
Ohio Largest St. Patrick’s Day Party?
That’s what Flanagan’s says and, with a two-day long celebration, they may be right. Celebrations will start on Friday. On Saturday, there is a 5K race starting at 10 am and then party like a leprechaun until the bar closes. Looks like discount hotel rates are available at a few nearby hotels. So don’t drink and drive!
The Greenest Grandest Parade…
Not sure if they’re right about that, but you can check it out for yourself. Besides, why limit your green celebrations to just Friday. Dublin’s event will begin with a pancake breakfast (7-11am). Afterwards, watch the parade. It begins at 11 am at Metro Center, after the breakfast, and will end at Historic Dublin.
And that’s only three of the many celebrations throughout Central Ohio. St. Patrick Church will be hosting a traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner (don’t worry, there will be fish and chips, too). Also, there are countless Irish pubs and bars in the area that will be adding their own shade of green to the party, many of them with Irish dancing. Call your favorite place and ask them what’s on the celebration menu.
I’ve done my best to be accurate in my times and locations, the information was correct at the time this posted. Plans often change, though, so be sure to call ahead to your favorite St. Patrick’s day celebration place and confirm the dates and times!