In the coming days everyone has an opportunity to be Irish. Local Irish pubs are putting on the green and getting ready for a busy weekend. The Annual Cleveland and Mahoning Valley St. Patrick’s Day Parades kick off. Green eggs and green beer will be served throughout the area. So grab your friends, grab your green and head out for a little green fun.
Below are just a few St. Patrick’s Day events happening around Ohio.
The 176th Anniversary of the Cleveland St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Date: March 17, 2020
Time 1:04 pm
Location: 020 Parade Route. The Parade will begin on Superior Ave. at E. 18th St. and will end at the intersection of Rockwell Ave. and Ontario St.
Dublin St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020
Time: Parade begins at 11am
Location: Dublin. OH
LEPRECHAUN DASH 5 K AND KID DASH
Date: March 15, 2020
Times: Race begins at 11am and kids race begins at 10:30 am
Location: Willoughby Brewing Company, Willoughby, Ohio
LUNCH WITH THE LEPRECHAUN
Date: March 14, 2020
Time: 11am – 1:30 pm
Location: Fellows Riverside Gardens – Rossi Auditorium
123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, OH
Enjoy a traditional Irish buffet, Live Irish Music by County Mayo, Irish inspired activity/craft, have your photo taken with our Leprechaun and Burke Irish Dancers. Space is limited. Register/pay by calling 330-779-8201 by March 6. Price is $19.95 adults, $10.95 kids 4-12, under 4 free with adult.
Corned beef and cabbage, vegetarian cabbage-potato-carrots, Ruebens, chicken fingers, coleslaw, tater tots, scrambled eggs, fruit salad, Irish Brownies and Irish Cream cheese cake.
MAHONING VALLEY ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
Date: Sunday, March 15, 2020
Location: Market Street, Boardman, OH 44512
For complete parade information, visit mvstpatrickparade.com.
METROMUTTS: Lucky Dog Hike
Date: Saturday, March 114, 2020
Location: Bears Den Cabin, Mill Creek Metro Parks, Youngstown
Join us for our St. Patrick’s Day hike as we hike around Lake Cohasset. Spring is just a few days away, so we will be searching for green and signs of spring. Dress your “lucky dog” in a bit o’ color to celebrate the day. Enjoy cookies and treats at Pioneer Pavilion after the hike. Member dogs will receive a special gift. Moderate, 2 mi. Hike is free for all. Refreshments: MetroMutts members free; not-yet-members $2.
OHIO’S LARGEST ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY – O’Donold’s Austintown
Date: Saturday, March 17, 2020
Time: 5:30 AM-3AM
Location: O’Donold’s Irish Pub & Grill, 6000 Mahoning Ave., Austintown, OH
Enjoy a FULL day of Fun, Food, Friends, Live Irish Music, and of course Green Beer on SATURDAY and Sunday being the main party MARCH 17th!
Visit their Facebook page for the latest information.
For more fun events happening in Mahoning County visit YoungstownLive.com.
AKRON ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
Date: March 9, 2019
Place: The parade will step off at 12 p.m. and take place on Main Street between Cedar and Bowery St.
FAMILY FUN LOOP: ST. PATRICK’S DAY CRAFTS
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Date: March 3, 2019
Time: 9:40 AM-11:05AM
Departs: Peninsula Depot
1630 Mill St. W., Peninsula, OH 44264
Climb aboard and spend the morning creating the perfect St. Patricks’s Day craft. On board, we’ll provide the supplies to color and create a special craft for your friends and family. Tickets are $20 per person.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY AT THE AKRON ZOO
Date: March 17, 2020
Location: Akron Zoo
500 Edgewood Ave.,Akron, OH 44307
Ohio’s Best Corned Beef Sandwich
Ever year we are asked where to find the best corned beef sandwich. Unfortunately, it’s hard for us to name just one so here are our reader’s top 4 choices to get a delicious corned beef sandwiches in Ohio.
1658 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114
Location: 475 South 3rd Street, Columbus, OH 43215
Article and photos: Diane Rock
Rocky Hill | MyOhioFun.com
Editor’s note: Part of this story ran in 2019. The dates and additional events have been updated for the 2020 season. Any use of the above article or images without prior permission, will be in violation of copyright laws.
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