St. Patrick's Day, or the Feast of St. Patrick, is a cultural and religious celebration March 17, the traditional death date of St. Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland. Many will attend mass commemorating the arrival of Christianity in Ireland on St. Patrick's Day, which falls on a Sunday this year. This is our first bit of luck. That means we have all weekend to celebrate. Below you will discover some of the many St. Patrick's Day celebrations where you are sure to get lucky or at least have a St. Patrick's Day green beer.
46th Annual Silky Sullivan St Patrick's Day Parade
This parade is Saturday, March 16 at noon. Admission is free and will be appropriate for all ages!
St. Patty's Patio Party
On March 16 the Tin Roof is kicking off the festive weekend with a St. Patty’s Patio Party!
They put up a 8-foot x 16-foot outdoor stage to feature house DJs starting at 2 p.m. until late and will celebrate St. Patty’s Weekend on Beale Street at the Tin Roof.
DJ Desire 2 – 6 p.m. outside stage
DJ Stringbean 6 – 8 p.m. outside stage
DJ Tree 8 – 10:30 p.m. outside stage
DJ EPIC 10:30 p.m. – close inside
2019 St. Patrick's Day Parade
On March 17, the 2019 St. Patrick’s Day parade in the heart of Midtown will salute “The Irish: Servants to the People” and honor public servants.
This parade features floats, bands, cars, leprechauns, pipers and more.
The fourth annual parade, organized by the Memphis Irish Society and Celtic Crossing, kicks off at York next to Memphis Made Brewery and travels down Cooper Street to Walker.
Celtic Crossing Irish Pub and Restaurant
While you are on Cooper Street go to the Celtic Crossing Irish Pub and Restaurant, the heartbeat of Irish culture in Midtown.
They are holding an annual all-day blowout featuring live music on the patio with specials on Irish fare and Guinness.
The event is family friendly by day, but kids must clear out by evening.
42nd St. Patrick's Day Celebration
On March 17, Murphy’s is celebrating their 42nd annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration from 1 p.m. to midnight.
There’s no cover charge! So all that cash can be put to good use — like beer.
Don’t miss the Blessing of the Kegs and music by Big Betsy, Earl the Pearl and more.
Please note this is an adults-only event.
This is certainly not all of the events, happenings and bars celebrating this Saint Patrick’s day weekend in Memphis. Have fun trying to get lucky or finding your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
If you drink green beer to celebrate just remember to be safe and always have a designated driver.