Complete guide to St. Patrick’s Day in Dayton

UPDATED (March 12, 2020) — We are checking in with organizers of some of Dayton’s biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations to determine final plans after Gov. DeWine’s order to cancel large events amidst the coronavirus spread. 

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Approximately 10 percent of Dayton's population is of Irish descent, meaning that Dayton takes St. Patrick's Day very seriously. And, even if you aren't of Irish descent, it's more likely than not that you'll be consuming at least one pitcher of green beer on the big day.

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So, if you’re looking for the best events to celebrate this infamous holiday, look no further.

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We've done our best to come up with a comprehensive guide to the best and brightest St. Patrick's Day events in the Dayton area. We'll be continuously updating the list as the big day gets closer, so stay tuned.  If there are any events we missed, email and we'll add it to the list!

☘️Historic St. Patrick's Day Celebration at Carillon Brewing Co.  

You can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the nation’s only fully operational brewery in a museum, right here in Dayton. Carillon Brewing Co. will pay homage to Dayton’s early Irish settlers with live historical music, Irish food specials like soda bread baked fresh in a wood oven with hand-churned honey butter, hot Irish coffee and active historic beer brewing.

The historical music will begin at noon and will feature musicians Al Howey and Gene Brown playing a number of historically-important instruments, including the guitar, banjo and accordion.

The beer brewed on site will be an Irish Red Ale.

When: Tuesday, March 17, from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Carillon Brewing Co., 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton

Cost: Free, with the cost of beer and cuisine

More info: (937) 910-0722 | Facebook

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☘️St. Patrick's Day at 2nd Street Market 

Credit: Jim Noelker

Credit: Jim Noelker

This party has become somewhat of a Dayton tradition, with Irish music filling the market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., thanks to a performance by local band Jameson’s Folly. Visitors can also look forward to performances by the Celtic Academy of Irish Dance from 1:15-1:45 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to wear green and dance a jig. Start practicing!

When: Saturday, March 14, from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Where: 2nd St. Market, 600 E. 2nd St., Dayton

Cost: Free

More info: Facebook

☘️St. Patrick's Day at Eudora Brewing

The newer establishment is hoping to keep the St. Patrick’s Day festivities traditional with Irish sing-a-longs with Jamieson & The Flailers, Irish food specials and Irish beers. Happy Hour will take place from 4-6 p.m., and the Dwyer School of Irish Dance is set to take the stage at 5:30 p.m. before the start of the Irish sing-a-longs.

The brewery will have a number of Irish beers on tap, in addition to their usual lineup. The brewery will open at 4 p.m.

When: Tuesday, March 17, from 4-11 p.m.

Where: Eudora Brewing Company, 3022 Wilmington Pike, Kettering

Cost: Free

More info: Facebook

☘️St. Hatty's Day 2020

Though green beer won’t be flowing at The Barrel House’s annual St. Patty’s party, you can bet that the brewery will at least be hosting its annual Das Boot timed competition. If you are unfamiliar with this traditional drinking game, it is essentially a timed competition to see who can drink a large glass of beer (A.K.A. the “boot”) the fastest. This year, the event will feature New Holland Brewing Co. The Hunger Paynes food truck will also be serving up delicious food from 3-8 p.m. on site.

When: Tuesday, March 17, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Where: The Barrel House, 417 E. 3rd St., Dayton

Cost: Free

More info: Facebook

☘️St. Patrick's at the Brewpub

Credit: Fifth Street Brewpub Facebook page

Credit: Fifth Street Brewpub Facebook page

Fifth Street Brewpub said it's kicking it back and celebrating the casual way this year. The day of festivities will involve a menu of Irish-inspired food and of course, Fifth Street's favorite beers on tap. There will be live Celtic music from 4-7 p.m.

“Whether you are looking to fuel up before the big party down the street, hang out for the day, or wind down at the end of the night, we've got you covered. After all, the building is green so this is a guaranteed pinch-free zone,” according to the Fifth Street Brewpub’s event page.

When: Tuesday, March 17, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Where: Fifth Street Brewpub, 1600 E. 5th St., Dayton

Cost: Free

More info: Facebook

☘️St. Patrick’s Day at Dublin Pub

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

The shenanigans at the Dublin Pub kick off at 11 a.m. for lunch on Monday, March 16. The St. Patrick’s Day pre-party starts at 6 p.m. that night, along with the first annual Dublin Pub 1 Mile Run, which also features a costume contest. General admission is $10 for both the pre-party and St. Patrick’s Day. Purchasing the VIP Experience ($50 per person) will earn you admission for Stranger VIP Night and St. Patrick’s Day.

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On Tuesday, admission begins at a very early 4:30 a.m. for another day of festivities that include breakfast and Guinness and a full day of entertainment including Celtic music, rock music, Celtic dancers and more. The party ends at 1 a.m.

When: Monday, March 16, beginning at 11 a.m., and Tuesday, March 17, beginning at 4:30 a.m

Where: Dublin Pub, 300 Wayne Ave., Dayton

Cost: $10 for general admission and $50 for VIP admission

More info: Website

☘️Harrigan’s St. Patrick’s Day Charity 5K 

It’s a St. Patrick's tradition for a great cause. This is a 5K walk/run for all ages for those who are fierce competitors or just looking to have fun. The Harrigan’s Charity 5K is part of the Young’s Ice Cream Charity Bike Tour that benefits four local charities: The Alzheimer’s Association, United Rehabilitation Services, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and South Community.

Up and Running will be awarding one male and female runner with a pair of running shoes. Medals will be given to the top three finishers in each category.

The entry fee is $25 for registrations received by March 11 and $30 afterwards, including the day of the race.

When: Saturday, March 14, with a 9:30 a.m. start. Registrations begin at 7:30 a.m. the day of the race. Harrigan's will open at 9 a.m.

Where: Harrigan's Tavern, 4070 Marshall Road, Kettering (corner of Stroop and Marshall)

Cost: $25 for registrations received by March 11 and $30 afterwards

More info: Website | Facebook

☘️St. Patrick’s Day at Flanagan’s Pub

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Nothing shy of perfection here. Join this all-encompassing Irish party with live bands, beer, Irish dance and food.

This is the schedule of musical performances taking place at Flanagan’s Pub on St. Patrick’s Day:

6:30-8:30 a.m. — Rocky Creek

9-9:30 a.m. — Miami Valley Pipes & Drums

10-10:20 a.m. — McGovern Irish Dancers

11-1 p.m. — Big Mother

2-4 p.m. — Shadowlife

4:30-5 p.m. — Nugent School of Irish Dance

6-7:30 p.m. — Dulahan

8:30-10:30 p.m. — Blind Karma

Admission is $10 and includes a free re-entry with a wristband and shuttle to and from the Dublin Pub from 10:30 a.m. to midnight.

When: 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17

WHERE: Flanagan's Pub, 101 E. Stewart St., Dayton

Cost: $10

More info: WebsiteFacebook

☘️St. Pat-Rock’s Day in Fairborn

WTUE's annual St. Pat-Rock’s Day is taking over the City of Fairborn. The streets will be closed for a big block party with live music, food trucks and ice cold Bud Light!  104.7 WTUE will be broadcasting live from the party starting at 10 a.m.

The band lineup includes:

10 a.m. - Bagpipers

10:30 a.m. - Dulahan

2:45 p.m. - Full Frontal

5:30 p.m. - Spungeworthy

8 p.m. - R.I.N.D.

Chick McGee and Josh Arnold from The Bob & Tom Show will also be making an appearance at this St. Patrick’s Day bash. The event will take place rain or shine, with tent coverage throughout the street.

When: Tuesday, March 17, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: West Main Street in Fairborn

Cost: $10 wristband for the whole day

More info: WebsiteFacebook

☘️St. Patrick’s Day Weekend at The Pub

The Pub’s Paddy Party will feature Irish fare and drink specials all weekend leading up to the big day.

This is the schedule of live entertainment to appear at The Pub on St. Patrick’s Day:

10 a.m. - Bob Ford & The Raggamuffins

3 p.m. - DJ Lutz

8 p.m. - DJ Ant

The bagpipers and Celtic dancers are scheduled to perform at 1:30 p.m. The doors open at 8 a.m.

When: Tuesday, March 17 from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Where: The Pub Beavercreek, 39 Greene Blvd., The Greene

Cost: Free, with the cost of fare

More info: Facebook

☘️Get a Handle On St. Patrick’s Day At Crooked Handle Brewing Co. 

St. Patty's Day is just around the corner, and Crooked Handle Brewing Company has been working hard to make 2020 a memorable one. There will be Old Flan’s Irish Red on tap, live music throughout the week leading up to the big day and Dorothy Lane Market’s traditional corned beef and cabbage for lunch, served from noon to 3 p.m. Zane Gerlach will be performing on Friday, March 13 and Nicholas Clay is set to perform a set on Saturday, March 14.

The brewery will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day.

When: Tuesday, March 17, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Crooked Handle Brewing Co., 760 N. Main St., Springboro

Cost: Free, with the cost of fare

More info: Website

☘️St. Patty’s Day 2-Day Party at The Irish Club of Dayton 

The St. Patrick’s Day at the Irish Club of Dayton celebration kicks off on Saturday, March 14 with a performance by the O’Rodney Band at 8 p.m. and Irish Stew, food and drink specials. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and attendees will have to pay a $5 cover charge. Then, wake up Tuesday morning to a ‘Big O’ Breakfast’ from 7-11 a.m. for just $5 to get ready for a lineup of a day, including music from Everybody Dance Entertainment, sweepstakes drawings, $3 drafts and no cover charge all day.

When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14 through 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 17

Where: Irish Club of Dayton, 6555 Dog Leg Road, Dayton

Cost: $5 cover charge on Saturday, March 14

More info: Facebook

☘️Star City Party 

This year, Star City Brewing Co. is hosting its 3rd Annual Miamisburg's St. Patrick's Day Party featuring beer, food, games and music - all day long. Entry is either $5 at the door or $3 online by visiting

Starting the party at noon, Hamburger Wagon will be set up outside of Star City Brewery until 8 p.m. and music starts at 1 p.m. with an impressive roster of the following acts:

1-3 p.m. - The Paddywhackers

3:30-4:15 p.m. - Drab Irish Band

4:45-5 p.m. - Gem City School of Irish Dance

5:30-6:15 p.m. - Drab Irish Band

6:30-6:45 p.m. - Gem City School of Irish Dance

7-9 p.m. - The Paddywhackers

The brewery will also be tapping Fahey’s Day Irish Stout, along with their Legend Red Ale, new Shamrock Hard Seltzer and other favorites with green food coloring for their lighter beers all day long.

When: 10 a.m.- 10 p.m., Tuesday, March 17

Where: Star City Brewing Co., 319 N. Second St., Miamisburg

Cost: $5 at the door and $3 online

More info: Facebook

☘️St. Patrick's Day at Mother Stewart's

This free St. Pat’s celebration will be pulling out all the stops to make it feel like you’re celebrating in Dublin, Ireland. Mother Stewart’s Brewing Co. will have traditional Irish dancers, music and EAT will be there, serving food with an Irish twist.

When: 11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m., Saturday, March 14

Where: Mother Stewart's Brewing Co., 102 W. Columbia St., Springfield

Cost: Free

More info: Facebook

☘️St. Mack-trick's Day Party 

This year, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the Mack’s Tavern way. The tavern will be making their Famous Waterfall Irish Car Bomb shots at 7 p.m. Then, to soak up the shots, you can grab some grub from the Wrappin’ and Rollin’ Food Truck, which will be parked outside from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Want your St. Patrick’s Day drinking to benefit a good cause? Well, Mack’s Tavern has you covered. The Washington Township Firefighters will be on site selling their shirts, jello shots and hosting a 50/50 raffle to raise money for the Firefighters Union.

To top things off, Irish dancers will be performing at 6:30 p.m. If you live within four miles of the tavern, you can score a free cab ride home from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

When: Tuesday, March 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Where: Mack's Tavern, 381 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, Centerville

Cost: Free, with the cost of fare

More info: Facebook

☘️St. Patrick's Day Music Bingo at the Brick Tap & Tavern

The Brick Tap & Tavern in Huber Heights is starting things off at 8 p.m. with music bingo starting at 7 p.m. Happy hour and drink specials will also be served up cold from 3-7 p.m. and the kitchen will be open until midnight.

When: 3 p.m.-1 a.m., Tuesday, March 17

Where: The Brick Tap & Tavern, 7113 Taylorsville Rd., Huber Heights

Cost: Free, with the cost of fare

More info: Facebook

☘️Gem City St. Patrick's Day

This family friendly event will feature music, crafts, dancing, food trucks and more.  There will be a kids craft area and performances by some of the most talented Bluegrass musicians in the region. Performances by: The Folkin’ Grassholes, Maria & Burris, Vivian and the Gem City School of Irish Dance.

The event starts at noon and ends at 8 p.m. There will be no pre-sale tickets available, so be sure to be there early. The St. Patrick’s Day event will cost you $10 at the door. Kids 18 and under get in free.

When: Sunday, March 15, noon to 8 p.m.

Where: Yellow Cab Tavern, 700 E. Fourth St., Dayton

Cost:$10 at the door. Kids under 18 are free.

More info: Facebook

☘️St. Patrick School Shamrock Shindig

Live music and dance featuring This Side Up! Standing room only tickets for $35. Tables of 10 for $325 (limited). Proceeds support 6th grade trip to Washington, D.C.

When: Saturday, March 14, 7-11:30 p.m.

Where: St. Patrick School Parish Center, 420 E. Water St., Troy

Cost: $35 standing room only. Tickets must be purchased in advance on

More info: Facebook

☘️Shamrock Shuffle 5K walk/run

Start your St. Patty's Day celebration off right with the 7th annual Shamrock Shuffle 5K! Race proceeds support the St. Patrick School Alumni & Friends Fund. Meet back at the St. Patrick School undercroft, 409 E. Main St., Troy, following the race for Kegs n' Eggs and race prizes ($5 fee for non-racers at the door). Get your race packet early on Friday, March 13, 4-6 p.m. at the stadium. Same-day check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.

Prizes will be handed out to the top three in each division, as well as to the top three male and female runners/walkers overall.

It costs $25 to register for the 5K. Register for the race by visiting

When: Saturday, March 14, at 8:30 a.m. (check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.)

Where: Troy Memorial Stadium, 151 W. Staunton Road, Troy

Cost: $25 entry fee

More info: WebsiteFacebook

☘️St. Patrick's Day at O'Caroline's

Troy’s famous restaurant The Caroline will become Irish just for one day. O’Caroline’s will be serving up a St. Patrick’s Day special from 4–9 p.m., featuring $1.50 pints of Guinness. Specials include: Reuben Stew topped with shredded Swiss and rye croutons, Bangers and Mash with Guinness Jus, Cabbage Rolls over Mashed Potatoes with Tomato Sauce, Hand Carved Corned Beef With Stout Braised Cabbage, Battered Fish and Chips with Cole Slaw and The Caroline Corned Beef Sandwich Served with Housemade Chips.

When: Tuesday, March 17, 4-9 p.m.

Where: The Caroline, 5 S. Market St., Troy

Cost: Menu items vary

More info: Facebook

☘️St. Patrick's Day at Jimmie's Ladder 11

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Mikey Dread singing some Irish Folk on Tuesday, March 17, from 7-10 p.m. at Jimmie’s Ladder 11. Make reservations by calling (937) 424-1784.

When: Tuesday, March 17, open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Music from 7-10 p.m.

Where: Jimmie's Ladder 11, 936 Brown St., Dayton

Cost: Free, with the cost of fare

More info: Facebook

☘️St. Patrick's Day Weekend Celebration at Little York Tavern



When: Tuesday, March 17, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m

Where: Little York Tavern, 4120 Little York Road, Butler Twp.

Cost: No cover charge

More info: Facebook

☘️St. Patrick's Day at McKinley’s Pub 

McKinley’s will be open bright and early at 7 a.m. and continue the party until 2 a.m. the next morning. This themed event will have lots of beer, green beer and shot specials. Karen May will be playing the bagpipes at 10:30 a.m.

When: 7 a.m. Tuesday, March 17, through 2 a.m. Wednesday, March 18

Where: McKinley's Pub, 5120 Pleasant Ave., Fairfield

Cost: Free, with the cost of fare

More info: Facebook

☘️St. Patrick's Day Party at Peach’s

Credit: Jim Ingram

Credit: Jim Ingram

Celebrate with Celtic music, Guinness and other Irish specials in a family-friendly atmosphere.

When: Saturday, March 14, noon to 1 a.m.

Where: Peach's Grill, 104 Xenia Ave., Dayton

Cost: Free, with the cost of fare

More info: Facebook

☘️St. Patrick's Day party at the winery

Wineries can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, too. Brandeberry is celebrating with classic rock from Old Skool Duo from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Freddie’s Franks and Burgers food truck will be serving its regular menu from 5-8:30 p.m. Oh, and did we mention there will be green wine and wine slushies?

When: Saturday, March 16, 5-9 p.m.

Where: Brandeberry Winery, 5118 W. Jackson Road, Enon

Cost: Free, with the cost of fare

More info: Facebook

☘️Brews n’ Breakfast St. Patrick’s Day Kickoff

Troll Pub Dayton is this year's host for Dayton Firefighters Local 136 St. Patricks Day Breakfast. This is open to all police, fire, nurses, and EMS personnel. Breakfast will be buffet-style breakfast with eggs, bacon, sausage, waffles, fried potatoes and biscuits and gravy. RSVP required. Festivities kick off at 7 a.m. and the cost is $12, with a portion of the proceeds going to DFD supported foundations. Register now by visiting the event’s Facebook page.

When: Tuesday, March 17, 7-10 a.m.

Where: Troll Pub Dayton, 216 Wayne Ave., Dayton

Cost: $12

More info: Facebook

☘️St. Paddy's Day Party at Troll Pub

You can still party at the Troll Pub even if you’re not an emergency personal attending the private breakfast. Throughout the rest of the evening, the pub will be serving up several drink specials and live music by Michael Compton and DJ TJ Smooth.

When: 2-11 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17

Where: The Troll Pub, 216 Wayne Ave., Dayton

Cost: Free, with the cost of fare

More info: Facebook

☘️Buckeye Harley-Davidson St. Patrick's Day Party

Harley-Davidson is getting the party started early on Friday, March 13 with beer, food and the chance to win prizes at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and the grand prize at 8 p.m. - the St. Patty’s Day Party Basket. All-you-can-eat donations (at least $10) are required and will be donated to Adopt a Pit Dog Rescue. Additionally, those who bring dog toy donations will be given another chance to win the St. Patty’s Day Party Basket.

When: 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 13

Where: Buckeye Harley-Davidson, 7220 N. Dixie Dr., Dayton

Cost: A donation of $10

More info: Facebook

☘️St. Patrick's Day at Ned Peppers

A DJ will be spinning at Ned’s all day long, starting at noon, on St. Patrick’s Day. The patios will be open and the bar will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

When: Tuesday, March 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Where: Ned Peppers, 419 E. 5th St., Dayton

Cost: Free, with the cost of fare

More info: Facebook

☘️St. Patty’s Party with The Temps!

You can start your weekend at Wings Sports Bar and Grille Friday night with a Live performance by the “costume party band,” The Temps.

When: 9:45 p.m., Saturday, March 14

Where: Wings Sports Bar and Grille, 7902 N. Dixie Drive, Dayton

More info: Facebook

☘️Pre St. Patrick's Day Party with Rayne Johnson and Thomas Mac

Head to the Brightside Music & Event Venue in Dayton to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a little early on Saturday, March 14. The event will feature country musicians Rayne Johnson, Thomas Mac, Jacob Williams and Cody Garrett. Before the performances, there will be a pre-party with Jake Gabbard at 6:30 p.m. Then, an after party will be hosted by VJ Miguel, and will last until 1 a.m.

Tickets to the event are $10-25 for general admission and $35 for VIP admittance. The tickets can be purchased by visiting

Be sure to wear your best green digs to this St. Patty’s country music party.

When: Saturday, March 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Brightside Music & Event Venue, 905 East Third Street Suite B, Dayton

Cost: $10-25 for general admission and $35 for VIP admittance

More info: Facebook

☘️St. Patrick's 5K

Need to burn off those green beer calories? Sign up for the St. Patrick’s 5K, hosted by the Ohio River Road Runners Club. The race kicks off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 14 at Wayne High School in Huber Heights.

The course will weave around the high school and through some parts of Huber Heights.

Members of the Ohio River Road Runners Club do not have to pay a fee to participate in the 5K. Non-members have to pay the following fees to race:

Non Members $0 for 14 and under

$2 for 15-19

$9 for 20-59

$5 for 60+

Members must present their membership cards to be eligible for the discount.

Runners will register on site before the start of the race. Arrive at least an hour prior to the race to register for the event.

When: Saturday, March 14. Race begins at 10 a.m.

Where: Wayne High School, 5400 Chambersburg Rd., Huber Heights

More info: Facebook

☘️St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt at Glen Helen

There are leprechauns afoot in Glen Helen! Join other families as they hunt for leprechauns throughout Glen Helen's most beautiful landmarks on Saturday, March 14. Tickets to the event are free for members and $5 for non-members. Purchase your tickets now (before they sell out) by visiting

When: Saturday, March 14 from 1-2:30 p.m.

Where: Meet at the Antioch College Trailside Museum, 405 Corry St., Yellow Springs

Cost: $5 for non-members and free for members

More info: WebsiteFacebook

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