Grab your green it’s St. Patrick’s Day in Ohio!

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 175th Anniversary of the Cleveland St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Date: March 17, 2018
Time 1:04 pm
Location:  The parade will begin at the intersection of Superior Ave. and East 18th St. It will travel southwest on Superior Ave. to West Roadway.  The parade will head northwest on West Roadway for one block; and then it will head northeast on Rockwell Ave.  The parade ends at the intersection of Rockwell and East 6th St.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Date:  March 17, 2018
Time:  8am – 6pm
Location: Merwin’s Wharf, 1785 Merwin Ave., Cleveland, OH  44113
216.664.5696 | website

Join us for our annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration at Merwin’s Wharf, located on the Irishtown Bend of the Cuyahoga River. Featuring live music and food specials throughout the day, what better way to celebrate!
$1 Buffet 8am-11am featuring Corned Beef Hash and Scrambled Eggs
Live Irish Music from The Donnegal Doggs 9a-11a



Dublin St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Date:  Saturday, March 10, 2018
Time: Parade begins at 11am
Location:  Dublin. OH

2018 St. Patrick’s Day Schedule
7 – 11 a.m. Pancake Breakfast | Presented by the Lion’s Club
Sells Middle School, 150 W Bridge St

9:30 a.m. Inflation Celebration | Presented by the City of Dublin
Graeter’s Ice Cream, 6255 Frantz Rd

11 a.m. Parade | Presented by the City of Dublin
Metro Center through Historic Dublin

Noon – 11:30 p.m. Blarney Bash| Presented by the Dublin AM Rotary
555 Metro Place North

St. Patrick’s Day Blarney Bash
Date:  March 10, 2018
Time:  Noon to 11pm
Location:  Crawford Hoying, 555 Metro Place North, Dublin. OH
Admission: $10 per person event day | Children under 12 – free
Music, entertainment, food trucks, Wee Folk are for kids Noon to 5pm.




2018 Leprechaun Dash 
Date:  Saturday, March 11, 2018
Times:  10am – 2pm
Location:  Great Lake Race Timing, 7439 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH
The 2018 Leprechaun Dash is a family friendly celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.




Lunch with the Leprechaun
Date: March 10, 2018
Time: 11am-1:30 pm
Location: Fellows Riverside Garden
Mill Creek Metroparks, 123 McKinley Ave. Youngstown, OH 44509
Enjoy a traditional Irish corned beef buffet including: corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, carrots, Reubens, corned beef and eggs cooked to order, vegetarian cabbage and potatoes, coleslaw, smiley leprechaun fries, corned beef and kraut balls, bacon, French toast sticks and Bailey’s cheese cake. $19.95 adults, $10.95 kids 4-12, under 4 free with adult. Register/pay by March 9th by calling Kravitz’s Garden Cafe at 330.779.8201.

Library Leprechaun Lollapalooza
Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018
Time: 9:00am
Location: Poland Library, 311 S. Main Street, Poland AND Canfield Library
43 W. Main Street, Canfield
Join in the Saint Patrick’s Day festivities at the Poland Library on Saturday, March 17. Irish food for sale all day at Kravitz Deli: corned beef & cabbage dinners, stout stew, corned beef and Reuben sandwiches, and Bailey’s cheesecake.
10:00am – Leprechaun Magic Show followed immediately by the Parade of leprechauns! Dress as a leprechaun or in your most festive St. Patrick’s Day gear. Each child who enters the parade will receive an entry for a chance to win a book of Irish fairy tales. For children in grade six and under. Following the parade, join us in the large meeting room for a St. Patrick’s Day story time for children of all ages.
11:30am-12:30pm – Scavenger hunt for grades six and under and a great time to visit the café for an Irish lunch. 
12:30pm – Burke Irish Dancers

Mahoning Valley St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Time: 1:00pm
This year the Mahoning Valley St. Patrick’s Parade celebrates its 40th Anniversary! The Mahoning Valley St. Patrick’s Parade is one of the largest parades in the state of Ohio. Each year 25,000 to 30,000 spectators come out to celebrate this beloved family tradition. The parade starts at McClurg Road and Market Street in Boardman and continues north on Market Street to Southwoods Ave. For complete parade information, visit

Lookin’ for Green – Mill Creek MetroParks
Thursday, March 17, 2018
Time: 1pm-3pm
Location: Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 330-740-7107
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Spring’s arrival next week should bring us a bit o’ luck as we search for today’s special color. Join Naturalist Marilyn Williams on this almost spring hike. Call Ford Nature Center for details. Moderate, 3 mi.

MetroMutts: Lucky Dog Hike
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm
Location: Bears Den Cabin, Mill Creek Metro Parks, Youngstown
Join us for our St. Patrick’s Day hike as we search for green and signs of spring. Dress your “lucky dog” in a bit o’ color to celebrate the day. Enjoy cookies and treats at Bear’s Den Cabin after the hike. Member dogs receive a special gift. Moderate, 1.5 mi. Hike is free for all. Refreshments afterward: MetroMutts Members free, not-yet-members $2. Call Ford Nature Center to register by 3/14.

Ohio’s Largest St. Patrick’s Day Party – O’Donold’s Austintown
Saturday, March 17, 2018 |  5:30am-2:30am
Location: O’Donold’s Irish Pub & Grill, 6000 Mahoning Ave.,
Austintown, 330-270-2800
It’s time for the largest St. Patrick’s Day party in Northeast Ohio! Doors open at 5:30am for Irish Breakfast.
Festivities also at the downtown location, 122 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 330-743-0007. Visit their Facebook page for the latest information.

For more fun events happening in Mahoning County visit




St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Date: March 17, 2018
Location: Garretsville, OH
“The historic village of Garrettsville knows how to celebrate, and they are starting first thing in the morn’. Start off with a hearty breakfast, and a beer if you are so inclined. Sean’s Pub, Miller’s Restaurant, SkyLane Lounge to name a few are serving up morn’ meals that will help get you started for the daylong celebration.”

For more fun events happening in Portage County visit Central Portage VCB.



Factory of Terror St. Patrick’s Day
Dates: March 16-17, 2018
Location:  Factory of Terror, 4125 Mahoning Road NE, Canton, OH  44705
To purchase tickets click here.

A special St. Patrick’s Day show at the World Famous Factory of Terror in Canton, Ohio. 2 days only!! Get your scare on this St. Patrick’s Day with this uniquely themed event! A custom photo op has been built to celebrate the event with the option of getting a print (or digital high resolution download) of your group on-site before you leave.

FREE St. Patrick’s Day silicone wristband to the first 500 people each night!



2018 Akron St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Date: March 10, 2018
Time: Noon
Place: The parade will step off at 12 p.m. and take place on Main Street between Cedar and Bowery St.
Cost: FREE

For a listing of area Irish Pubs click here.



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.

Danny’s Deli
1658 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH  44114
Phone:  216.696.1761


Location: 475 South 3rd Street, Columbus, OH  43215
Phone:  614.228.3354
Location: 3106 St. Clair Ave. NE, Cleveland, OH  44114
Phone: 216.621.3760
The Superior Restaurant
Location: 3000 Superior Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Phone: 216.621.5899