Your guide to St. Patrick’s Day 2017 events in Dayton

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What began as a religious feast has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, extraordinary foods, and masses of green.

For no other reason than jumping out of bed early and meeting up with your pals for a fun-filled day of drinking, eating amazing food and celebrating with the Irish and the Irish-at-heart, we’ve got all the buzz on what to do this St. Patrick’s Day.

On Friday, March 17 Dayton will observe St. Patrick’s Day along with others across the globe. Don’t miss out on letting the good times roll!

Pat-Rocks Day presented by Bud Light at Flanagan's Pub 

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St. Patrick's Day at Flanagan's Pub

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St. Patrick's Day at Flanagan's Pub

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St. Patrick's Day at Flanagan's Pub

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Nothing shy of perfection here. Join Dayton’s rock station 104.7 WTUE at this all-encompassing Irish party with live bands, beer, Irish dance and food.

Free admission from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. | $10 one-time entry | $15 all-day entry (in and out privileges)

Live music from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. | Porch & Cookies, Funny Business, The Dwyer Dancers and so many more are set to perform.

A free shuttle starts at 10:30 a.m. that will take people to and from Flanagans and The Dublin Pub.

Location: 101 E Stewart St.

Food Truck Rally season kick-off 

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Yellow Cab Food Truck Rallies

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Yellow Cab Food Truck Rallies

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Yellow Cab Food Truck Rallies

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This year, the moment we’ve all been waiting for to enjoy festival food, drinks and live entertainment is all at the season opener of the Yellow Cab Food Truck Rallies on Friday, March 17.

Free admission all night from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

This rally will include amazing foods from Smokinbeebeeq, Ramen Rickshaw, El Meson, The Drunken Waffle, Cupzilla-Korean BBQ and Hunger Paynes. Dessert will be available at Fronana and Crème de la Crème Cakery.

Live musical performances by Kyleen Downes at 8, Krunk Town Boogie at 9 and ThunderTaker at 10 will take the stage. Not to mention The Night Market will bring delicious produce and other local items to every food truck rally this season.

Location: 700 E Fourth St.

Ithika At Dublin St Patricks Day

The party starts on March 16 at the Dublin Pub at 6 p.m. when the tent opens for Pre Show and The Menus. An opportunity to get a VIP experience with The Menus awaits along with a live remote appearance by Mix 107.7 DJ Shaun Vincent.

The 19th annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration begins at 5:30 a.m. with breakfast and Guinness - the first 100 people get a free holiday T-shirt. Tons of entertainers are booked for the day including; Celtic Academy of Irish Dance, Jameson Girls, Guinness Girls, 9 Castle Close and many more. Ithika will be the St. Patrick’s Day grand finale at 9 p.m.

A free shuttle starts at 10:30 a.m. that will take people to and from Flanagans and The Dublin Pub.

March 16 $50 the VIP Experience includes admission for The Menus VIP Night & St. Patrick's Day, tickets for food or drink and a St. Patrick's Day souvenir cup | $10 March 16 only

Location: 300 Wayne Ave.

ST. PATRICK'S DAY AT BEEF O’BRADY’S, BEAVERCREEK 3347 Seejay Drive, Beavercreek | 937-431-905011 a.m. Thursday, March 17 Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with specials, including corned beef and cabbage for $9.99. There will be plenty of beer, of course.

MURPHY’S IRISH PUB AND GRILLE & PADDY’S IRISH PUB 6204 Willmington Pike, Dayton | 937-848-69997 a.m. Thursday, March 17 Join Murphy's Irish Pub for all the St. Patrick's Day festivities -- it's an Irish Pub, for crying out loud! They'll be open starting at 7 a.m. for kegs and eggs and will be celebrating all day long. Enjoy the bagpipe player, green beer, samples from the Tully and Beer Girls and much more. Plan on coming early, as spaces fill up fast!

ST. PATRICK'S DAY AT THE PUB (GREENE) 39 Greene Blvd., Beavercreek | 937-320-11998:30 a.m.-2 a.m. Thursday, March 17-18 Join them early for Green Eggs and Ham at 8:30 a.m.! Drink specials will be going on all day, including $2 Jello Shots, Green Beer, Irish Sinkers and Jameson Shots. Also hear live entertainment from the Hardtackers and Capital City Pipes and Drums.

MARGARITA MADNESS ST. PADDY’S DAY EL MESON 903 E Dixie Dr, West Carrollton City | 937-859-8229 11 a.m. Thursday, March 17 Celebrate St. Paddy's at El Meson! Wear your green and enjoy $4 Meson Margaritas and $17 pitchers!

PEACH’S ST. PATRICK’S BASH 104 Xenia Ave, Yellow Springs 10 a.m.- 2 a.m. Friday, March 12 There will be music all day! Guinness and Jameson specials, corned beef and cabbage, Irish beef stew, homemade Irish soda bread will be provided with a $5 cover.

ST. PATRICK'S DAY AT SALAR RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE 400 East 5th Street, Dayton | 937-203-39994 p.m.-11 p.m. Thursday, March 17 Salar will feature several St. Patrick's Day specials, including Jameson Mules, House-Made Baileys, and Irish Whiskey Marinaded Grilled Salmon served with traditional colcannon potato salad.

ST. PATRICK'S DAY AT MCKINLEY'S PUB 5120 Pleasant Ave, Fairfield | 513-868-0317 7 a.m. Thursday, March 17-2 a.m. Friday, March 18 Enjoy drink specials and of course green beer at McKinley's Pub

ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION AT STAR CITY BREWING 319 South 2nd Street, Miamisburg | 937-701-78271 a.m.-11 p.m. Thursday, March 17 Star City is hosting at St. Paddy's Day celebration and they're opening early specifically for the occasion. Enjoy their Bluegrass Jam and a performance from The Repeating Arms. Both Flour Power Pizza and Mohawk Freestyle Grill Food Truck will be in the parking lot from 5-9 p.m. Starting at 8:30 p.m. there will be a $5 cover charge to get into the brewery.

ST. PATRICK'S DAY AT THE MARKET AT 2ND STREET MARKET 600 East Second Street, Dayton | 937-228-208810 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 12 2nd Street Market will feature live Celtic music, followed by dancers from the Celtic Academy of Irish Dance. No registration required.

LIVE MUSIC AT BLIND BOB’S 430 East 5th Street, Dayton | 937-938-64059 a.m. - 11:30 p.m, Thursday March 17Enjoy live music from The Raging Nathans, Honah Lee, The Involuntarys, Dead Tüth.

EVENTS SPANNING MORE THAN ONE DAY.

St. PADDY’S DAY FESTIVITIES AT FIFTH STREET BREW PUB1600 East Fifth Street, Dayton | 937-443-0919A little luck of the Irish is coming your way at Fifth Street Brewpub. March 10-13, the pub will have Irish beers, cocktails, and St. Patrick's Day themed menu items for an authentic St. Paddy’s Day expereince. It's coming at you in stages.

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Saturday March 121-3 p.m. - Rick and Hillary Wagner3:30 - Irish Dancers6- 9 p.m. - Rocky Creek12-10 p.m. Sunday, March 13Irish beers and St. Paddy’s food and drink menu will be available.11 a.m.-11 p.m. Thursday, March 17St. Patrick’s Day festivities and the first full day of NCAA basketball tournaments.11-12 a.m. Friday-Saturday, March 18-19 and 12 p.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, March 20 Irish beers and St. Paddy’s food will be offered at the Pub.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY AT THE DUBLIN PUB 300 Wayne Ave, Dayton | 937-224-7822St. Patrick’s Day at the Dublin Pub is a two-tiered extravaganza! Enjoy live music, Irish cuisine and a St. Paddy’s-Day-good-time! Here's what to expect: Wednesday, March 1611 a.m. - Dublin Pub opens6:30 p.m. - Tent Opens 7:30 p.m. - ALT 103.98:30 p.m. - A performance by U2 Tribute Band - ONE4 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, March 17 St. Patrick’s Day food, bands and entertainment

IRISH CLUB OF DAYTON: ST. PATTY’S DAY PARTY655 Dog Leg Road, Dayton | 937-890-5825 Count on the Irish Club of Dayton to always have a St. Patrick's Day Celebration planned. This year is no different as they plan to put on an authentically Irish celebration that all of Dayton can enjoy. 8 a.m. Thursday, March 17Breakfast begins at 8 a.m. followed by live performances later in the evening. Enjoy music from Rocky Creek, Bud Girls, Dwyer Irish Dancers. 7 p.m. Friday, March 18Leprechaun Games 8 p.m.- 10 p.m. Saturday, March 19 Live music, Dayton Celtic Academy and raffels

ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION AT O’CAROLINE’S 5 South Market Street | 937-552-7676 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 16 The Pre-St. Patty's Day Beer Tasting kick's off the festivities at The Caroline. Featured beers include, Murphy's Stout, Belhaven Scottish Ale, Thirst Dog Irish Setter, Schlafly Extra Irish Stout, Sam Adams Irish Red and Roughe Irish Lager...mmmm! This event is $18 a person and includes light appetizers. You can RSVP by calling 937-552-7676 or by emailing Smithatthecaroline@yahoo.com. 3 p.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, March 17Food specials, on specials on specials will be served all night a long with $1 pints and a good time!

Do you have an event planned for St. Patrick’s Day? Email ellesse.rodriguez@coxinc.com to add your event to this list.

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