Celebrated on March 17 every year, St. Patrick's Day is the traditional Irish holiday that has extended well beyond the green pastures of Ireland and into the fabric of communities around the country. Boulder is no exception, as this city loves to become Irish for the day every year on St. Patrick's Day.
Looking to celebrate this year in Boulder and find out if you have the luck of the Irish? These are the top St. Patrick's Day events to choose from:
St. Patrick's Day Fun Run at the Boulder Reservoir
The St. Patrick's Day Fun Run at the Boulder Reservoir is the most recent addition to the traditional St. Patrick's Day festivities in the city. This year's fun run will take place at 9 a.m. on March 17 at the Boulder Reservoir. Participants are encouraged to dress is their most festive green apparel in order to get into the spirit of the day. There will be a kid's run as well as both a 5K and 10K race. Participants who are over the age of 21 will receive a free beer at Avery Brewing Company after completing the race.
World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade
The World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade is similar to the stature of a mystical leprechaun—short but sweet! This parade takes place at 12 noon on March 12 and begin's at Connor O'Neill's Irish Pub and Restaurant. The parade route is on 13th Street, and runs between Walnut and Spruce Streets. The parade itself may be short, which is ideal for those who are more anxious to start celebrating with their favorite Irish brew, but there's also plenty to do at this event. There is live music as well as food and beer at the restaurant.
St. Patrick's Day Coffee Hour
Beer isn't required to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. In fact, the University of Colorado Boulder has created a St. Patrick's Day Coffee Hour that is open to the entire community. This event will take place from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on March 15 at the University Memorial Center. In addition to delicious coffee, there will also be games and prizes that might include some gold! Those who attend are encouraged to wear their green for this event.
St. Patrick's Day Dance
Teens and young adults who want to avoid the bar scene on St. Patrick's Day will be able to mix and mingle at the St. Patrick's Day Dance. This dance will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on March 15 at the East Boulder Community Center. Those who are 16 years or older are invited to attend this co-ed dance. Anyone who wants to spend the night dancing and having fun with their friends will love this annual community event. Just don't forget to wear something that is green.
There may not be any leprechauns running through the streets of Downtown Boulder and there may not be a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, but there is certainly fun to be had and memories to be made this year on St. Patrick's Day. These community events highlight the true spirit of Boulder, and allow both residents and visitors to take part in the festivities.
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