Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at These Main Line Area Events

Whether you’re looking for family-friendly fun or a bar-hopping evening, there’s plenty to do around the Main Line this St. Patrick’s Day.

St. Patrick’s Day is Sunday, March 17, but festivities start as early as the March 9, so plan now to maximize your luck o’ the Irish.

KBC St. Paddy’s Leipreachán Celebration 5k Beer Race Classic III

405 N Walnut Rd., Kennett Square
March 9

Starting 2 p.m. on Saturday, Kennett Square will be teeming with runners clamoring for an extra lucky day as they compete in Kennett Brewing Company’s third annual 5k. With 12  golden nuggets hidden along the race route to be turned in at the finish for prizes, you won’t want to miss this special event.

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Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2024

16th & JFK Blvd. to 5th and Market St., Philadelphia
March 10


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Don’t get your dates mixed up! Philadelphia’s official St. Patrick’s Day parade takes place a week early this year. The parade will begin promptly at 11 a.m. at 16th and JFK Blvd., with a broadcast on CBS Philadelphia, and follow a route through town to end at 5th and Market. Keep in mind that daylight savings begins Sunday, March 10, so be sure to set your clocks, phones and watches to get into the city on time.

Conshohocken St. Patrick’s Parade

Fayette St., Conshohocken
March 16

The first Conshy St. Patrick’s Day parade began in 2006 and is slated to return this year for a 17th iteration. Beginning at 2 p.m. the day before the holiday, the to-do is loaded with music and entertainment. Additionally, many restaurants and pubs run along the parade route, so be on the lookout for food and drink specials.

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Great Narberth Leprechaun Hunt

Haverford and Forrest Ave., Narberth
March 16


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For family fun this St. Patrick’s Day weekend, visit Narberth’s Leprechaun Hunt. Start the hunt with clues and search through the town to find hidden leprechauns in various shops and restaurants. At each stop, collect a gold chocolate coin to fill your pot-o’-gold. Collect all of the coins to win a prize! This event is free for participants.

Springfield St. Patrick’s Day Parade

W Springfield Rd. and S Britton Rd. to Saxer Ave and Powell Rd., Springfield
March 16

Springfield’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins at noon, but all locals and visitors should head by the reviewing stand at 11:30 a.m. on Saxer Ave. for pre-parade festivities. The festivities have been canceled due to rain before, so there will be a make-up date on Saturday March 23 just in case.

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A St. Patrick’s Day Nightmare

4100 Main St., Manayunk
March 16

The luck ‘o the Irish won’t be with you when Victor Kane comes around. The angry specter of Lincoln Mill Haunted House rises again ahead of St. Patrick’s Day to terrify anyone unlucky enough to stumble into his mill. Escape banshees, goblins and leprechauns at this horrifying Manayunk adventure.

St. Paddy’s Day 5k Classic

819 Fayette St., Conshohocken
March 16


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Looking for something a bit more active this St. Patrick’s Day? Sign up for a 5k and put your fitness skills to the test. The 11th annual 5k St. Paddy’s Day Classic is a charity event to benefit the Conshohocken Fire Company. Everyone who finishes will receive a finisher’s medal, with larger prizes for winners. A post-race party will be held at the Boathouse. There is also a virtual 5k available if you’re unable to make it in person.

118 North Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

118 N Wayne Ave., Wayne
March 17


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Party all day long at 118 North. Beginning at 2 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day, Mick’s Company will take the stage, followed by the cover band Concrete Charlie, which will play songs from noted Irish classic rockers, at 7:30 p.m. Both of these shows are 21-plus events unless accompanied by a legal guardian.

Whiskey Rovers Irish Performance

226 North High St., West Chester
March 17


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Explore the spirit of Ireland with traditional Irish folk songs, stories and other shenanigans at Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center. Starting at 4 p.m., Whiskey Rovers’ musical performance will make for an authentic warm-up to a St. Patrick’s night of laughter and zeal.

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