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St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Events In Buffalo

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Get your green on, Buffalo.

St. Patty’s Day in the Queen City is not just about parades and pints of Guinness. This weekend, March 14-March 17, there are several Irish-centered events around the town to celebrate in full fashion.

Check out the list of the weekend’s events below!

March 14

Annual Civic Luncheon

Buffalo Irish Center
March 14, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Civic luncheon with Kindren, Blarney Bunch and the Clann Na Cara dancers. Corned beef and cabbage dinner, beer, wine and pop.

An Evening of Irish Song & Dance

Fredonia Opera House
March 14, 7:30 p.m.
Celebrate St. Patty’s Day weekend with Irish pub tunes, folk era favorites and the Clanna Na Cara Irish dancers in what has become a Chautauqua County and Fredonia Opera House tradition.

Celtic Concert with Readon & Garvey

Springville Center for the Arts, Mongerson Theater
March 14, 8 p.m.
A little pre-St. Patrick’s Day concert with Reardon & Garvey, who will perform a wide range of music including contemporary Folk & Irish, along with original tunes. The concert will also feature special guest Irish storyteller Tim Daly.

Live at O’Larkin

Larkin Square
March 14, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
The food trucks return to Larkin Square for a special “Food Truck Friday” – Irish style! The second annual “Live at O’Larkin” will feature music by McCarthyizm and Crickwater, the Clann Na Cara dancers and Greater Buffalo Firefighters Pipes & Drums.

Live Music: Callahan, Daly & Jones

Buffalo Irish Center
March 14, 8 p.m.

Live Music: Joe Head

Shannon Pub
March 14, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

St. Patty’s Day Kick-off Party

Magruders Restaurant, Pub & Banquet House
March 14, 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Cheap drinks, corned beef, giveaways and live music from Off the Grid and the Joe Shanahan Duo starting at 4 p.m.

Live Music: Dave North Trio

Shannon Pub
March 14, 8:30 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Pops Party

Kleinhans Music Hall
March 14, 8 p.m.
Six-time Grammy Award winners and Irelands best-known band The Chieftains join the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to kick off Buffalo’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities. Expand this exciting evening with an exclusive pre-concert party to benefit the BPO. Party begins at 5 p.m. Tickets for the Complete Pops Party Package (includes beer & wine happy hour, dinner and concert tickets) for $150 ($100 if you already have the tickets). Free, open to the public, post-concert celebration in the Mary Seaton Room with special guests The LeftOvers, an Irish folk and rebel band.

March 15

Murphy’s Wake

White Star Inn & Banquet Hall
March 15, 7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Dinner theatre presented by Actors Anonymous Theatre Company & the White Star Inn. An audience participation comedy, complete with traditional Irish music, jokes, jigs, stories and sing-alongs! Full Irish dinner included.

ShamRock the Village

Village of Lancaster (Broadway & Central Aves)
March 15, 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Join the Village of Lancaster for a St. Patrick’s Day Parade at 4 p.m. and after parade party at the Moose Lodge with food, drink and fun for the whole family. Award-winning band “Back To The Bars” on stage 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. and the Marshall Dillon Band on stage after 9 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day Party

The Topper
March 15, 4 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Corn beef and cabbage. Music by REFLECTOR.

St. Pat’s Celebrations

Buffalo Irish Center
March 15, 11 a.m. – March 16, 12 a.m.
Pub: Kevin McCarthy (3 p.m.) and St. Mary’s Road (7 p.m.). Emerald Room: Penny Whiskey (6:45 p.m), Clann na Cara (7:15 p.m.), Rince na Tiarna (9 p.m.). Advance sale tickets ($7) are available in pub or Tara Gift Shoppe, door admission $10.

Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration

The Broadway Market
March 16, 11:30 p.m.
Celebrate St. Patty’s Day at the Broadway Market with the Rince na Tiarna Irish Dancers (11:30 a.m.) and The Blarney Bunch performing popular Irish songs (12 p.m. – 3 p.m).

Live Music: Dave North Trio

Shannon Pub
March 15, 7:30 p.m.

Live Music: Off the Grid

Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden
March 15, 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Celtic Seisiuns

Nietzsche’s
March 15, 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy zesty Irish tunes and cheap imperial pints of Guinness.

March 16

St. Patrick’s Parade Celebrations

Buffalo Irish Center
March 16, 1 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Pub: McCarthyizm (3 p.m.) at the pub. Emerald Room: LeftOvers (3:30 p.m.), Rince na Tiarna (5:15 p.m.), Clann na Cara (7:15 p.m.). Advance sale tickets ($7) are available in the pub or Tara Gift Shoppe, door admission $10.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration & Fundraiser

Trillum Lodge
March 16, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Fundraiser for the Cherry Creek Volunteer Fire Department. Corned beef and cabbage plus other irish fare, green beer, drink specials, Chinese auctions and music by Doc & Bill.

Live Music: Joe Head

Shannon Pub
March 16, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Live Music: Dave North Trio

Shannon Pub
March 16, 4 p.m.

Live Music: Toast

Dwyer’s Irish Pub
March 16, 5 p.m.

Jack FM + Great Lakes Brewing Company’s Conway’s Irish Ale Crawl

Starts at Fat Bob’s, then goes to DBGBs, Hardware and Frizzy’s
March 17, 12 p.m. (until whenever we finish)

March 17

St. Patrick’s Mass + St. Pat Celebrations

Buffalo Irish Center
March 17, mass starts at 10:45 a.m., celebrations following
Mass in Claddagh Room at 10:45 a.m. followed by a traditional Irish breakfast in the Emerald Room. $20 advance ticket only (available in the pub or Tara Gift Shoppe). Later, Penny Whiskey (1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.) and Kevin McCarthy (5 p.m.) in the pub. Poor Ould Goat (3 p.m.) and Rince na Tiarna (6:30 p.m.) in the Emerald Room. Pre-sale admission for $7 available in the Pub or Tara Gift Shoppe. Door $10.

Live Music: St. Patrick’s Day with Joe Head

Shannon Pub
March 17, 1 p.m.  – 4 p.m.

Live Music: Off the Grid

Raintree Bar & Grill
March 17, 6 p.m.

Live Music: Dave North

Shannon Pub
March 17, 6 p.m.

Quiz Night

Shannon Pub
March 17, 8 p.m.

DJ and Team Trivia

Shennanigan’s Bar & Grill
March 17, 7 p.m.
DJ and team trivia where the top three teams will receive bar tabs.

Step in Time Irish Folk Music

Wine on Third
March 17, 8 p.m.

Multiple Days

Finnegan’s Farewell

Ripa’s Restaurant
March 13 – 16, Thursday/Friday/Saturday 7 p.m., Sunday 2:30 p.m.
An interactive comedy by Kevin Alexander produced by Lancaster Opera House and the Lancaster Regional Players. Eat, drink and be merry with traditional Irish drinking songs, dinner, beverages and lots of lively step-dancing.

Stones in His Pockets

Irish Classical Theatre Company at Andrews Theatre
March 13 – March 23
How about a play for Saint Paddy’s Day? “Stones in His Pockets,” a comedy about two young men in a small village in the South of Ireland playing tiny roles in a major feature film, will be performed live at The Andrews Theatre by the Irish Classical Theatre Company.

Take a peek at the map below and see where everything is located!


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Contributed by Ashley Steves

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