Where to go, what to do, and where to eat on St. Patrick’s Day in Lexington, KY 2018?
St. Patrick’s Day 2018 falls on Saturday March 17.
Mark your calendars for the 1st annual Irish Soup Cook Off. The winner will go home with the coveted cook off trophy and bragging rights for the year. The cook off will be March 2 at Failte Irish Shop at 6:30 pm.
On March 10 RaceRise hosts the inaugural Lucky Leprechaun Half Marathon, 10 miler & 5K at 9 am in Versailles, KY. Partial proceeds benefit the Foster Care Council of Kentucky and the Woodford Humane Society.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY
March 17, join everyone in downtown Lexington this St. Patrick’s Day. Lexington’s St. Patrick’s parade is the city’s longest-running annual civic event. The parade and festival are part of an all-day celebration that begins at 8 am with the 12th annual Shamrock Shuffle to benefit Lexington Habitat for Humanity. At 11 am, the “Blessing of the Keg” at the Alltech tents in Cheapside Park kicks off the festival. The parade begins at 1 pm, rain or shine.
Lynagh’s will have St. Patrick’s Day food and drink specials all weekend.
Mirror Twin Brewing on National Ave is hosting their St. Paddy’s Day Party on March 17. There will be drinks, music, a costume contest, and kid-friendly activities.
March 17, spend St. Paddy’s Day at Parlay Social and enjoy Irish music from Liam’s Fancy at noon and again at 4 pm.
Shakespeare and Co is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Irish Mint, Irish Apple, and Sunny Irishman drink specials. Available at both Hamburg and downtown locations.
Slainte Public House in Georgetown, KY is hosting a special Kegs & Eggs Irish Breakfast on March 17, catered by Local Feed. There will be three seatings, 9 am, 10 am, and 11 am.
March 17, join Whiskey Bear for a comparative tasting of premium Irish Whiskeys and Kentucky Bourbons. Led by industry expert, Tim Knittel of Distilled Living, this is a unique tasting experience. Time spots are 1, 2, and 3 pm. Must be 21 years or older to attend.
Join AZUR on March 18 at 11:30 am for an inspired brunch consisting of three courses. Menu includes basket of Kerrygold butter scones, Irish Potato Farles, and corned beef hash and poached eggs. Enjoy traditional Celtic music in the background by Robert Tincher.
Too much green beer? How to enjoy a safe and sober ride on St. Patrick’s Day:
The Safe Ride KY coalition is offering Kentuckians $20,000 worth of discounted rides during St. Patrick’s Day to prevent impaired driving.
Individuals can claim $20 in free ride credits by entering code SAFERIDEKY2018 in the Lyft or CityScoot apps and ordering a ride between midnight on Saturday, March 17, and 4 a.m. Sunday, March 18, where services are available and while supplies last.
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