Memphis St. Patrick’s Day Guide 2016

Posted by Holly Whitfield | February 19th 2016 5701 0

St. Patrick’s Day is is Thursday, March 17. Here are several ways to celebrate in Memphis. Have an event you’d like to add? Submit it to the calendar here.

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– Get an early start on St. Patrick’s Day with American Celtic band Dropkick Murphy’s show at the New Daisy Theatre on February 24 at 7:30 p.m.

The Luck of the Irish at Elmwood, March 12, 10:30 a.m., $15 per person, all ages/kid-friendly
Get a history lesson on the Scots-Irish who rest at Elmwood Cemetery (including a city founder, a mayor, and more) with a guided walking tour on Saturday morning. To register, call (901) 774-3212.

– Celtic Crossing will host a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration with live music all day on March 12 ($5 cover, schedule here) and March 13 (schedule here).

– Silky O’Sullivan St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Beale Street, March 12, 3 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
When your bar claims to make every day like St. Patrick’s Day, you’d better go buck wild for the real thing. In this case, Silky O’Sullivan’s delivers. Two years ago I caught a cabbage. It’s festive, but family friendly.

Fleet Feet St. Patrick’s Day Pub Run, Brass Door, March 15, 6 p.m., free, 21 and up
Fleet Feet kicks off their 2015 Pub Run Series on St. Patrick’s Day. Meet at Brass Door downtown, run 3 miles (at your own pace) then head back to the pub for beers and grub.

I Love Juice Bar will offer a special: buy one green juice and get one of equal or lesser value for free!

– The Memphis Irish Society will host the first-ever Cooper Young St. Patrick’s Day Parade at 10 a.m. on March 17. The parade begins at First Congo and ends at Memphis Made Brewing. In the parade: Central BBQ, High School bands, the Grizz Crew & Grizz Girls, Wolf River Pipes and Drums, Police Mounted Patrol, MGLCC and many others bringing floats etc.  “There will be merriment and leprechauns.”

Celtic Crossing will host their annual St. Patrick’s Day bash with live music on the front patio, party tent, and inside at the Main Bar, plus bagpipes, Irish dancers, face painting, and more. $10 cover. 21+. Details below.


– Staff from the Ulster Historical Foundation will present a seminar on Irish and Scots-Irish genealogy for beginners and active family historians. It’s on March 17th from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Pickering Center in Germantown.

Memphis Made Brewing will open their taproom on Thursday, March 17 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Bosco’s is having a Brewmaster’s Dinner on March 17 with four courses. $50.

Huey’s will have St. Patrick’s Day specials at all eight of their locations on March 17. Get a dollar off all Bud Light pints, Guinness, Killian’s, Jameson shots, and Irish Car Bombs.


B.B. King’s will have a ton of drink specials on March 17th:
$3:  Lucky Charm and Baby Guinness
$4:  Jameson shots, Guinness, Kiss Me I’m Irish, and 16 oz. green Miller Lite drafts
$5: 20 oz. green Miller Lite drafts in a speciality B.B. King’s St. Patty’s Day cup
$6: 32 oz. green Miller Lite drafts

– On March 17, Lafayette’s Music Room will have live music at 6 p.m. (Yearwood and Ford) and 9 p.m. (Brian Johnson Band) drink specials:
Downstairs Shot Bar: $7 green PBR Drafts + Jameson shot
Upstairs and Downstairs Main Bars: $8 Irish Car Bombs, $5 Jameson shots

Flying Saucer in Cordova will host at St. Patrick’s Day Party all day on March 17th with bagpipers, corned beef and cabbage, and rare stouts including Sweetwater Happy Ending, Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout and the legendary Goose Island Bourbon Stout.

– The Bayou will host a St Patrick’s Day shindig on March 17th all day with $3 pints and Abita bottles, $5 hurriances, $10 domestic buckets, a crawfish boils, and the Mighty Souls Brass Band at 7:30 p.m.

Breakaway Running St. Patrick’s Day Pub Run, Breakaway Running Midtown, March 17, 6 p.m., buy your own drinks, 21 and up
Join in the annual Breakaway St. Patrick’s Day pub run. It usually starts at Breakaway’s midtown store and stops at several midtown pubs.

– The Brass Door will have a party with the Sergeant Singleton Pipe Band kicking off the music. Lineup: The Memphis Ukulele Band, Mason Jar Fire Flies, and Ringos, plus DJ Sounds by Pounds. $5 cover after 5 p.m.

Still waiting on info from:

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Know of any other St. Patrick’s Day events? Please leave the details in the comments and I’ll add them to the list.

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  2. Ann Bun says:

    High Cotton will be open with Memphis Mojo serving their regular burgers plus a little Irish side specans like, beer batter fish and chips, sher pads pie bowl, and corn beef sammie.

  3. Audrey says:

    Don’t get pinched! Buy any green juice on the 17th at I Love Juice Bar, and you will get a free drink of equal or lesser value! 553 South Cooper.

  4. Huey's says:

    […] Read about our party in the I Love Memphis St. Patrick’s Day Guide. […]

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