More than cabbage: Current’s picks for St. Patrick’s Day festivities



Saturday, March 14, 9 a.m.

‘Shamrockin’ the Circle’ in Downtown Indianapolis.

A St. Patrick’s Day event on Monument Circle with live entertainment, beer garden, food from the Columbia Club and more. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shamrock Run and Walk begins at 10 a.m. (see separate listing) Free event. Info: 888-756-3552.

Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m.

24th Annual Shamrock Run and Walk in Downtown Indianapolis.

The official race of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, open to all ages and abilities. From Monument Circle to Fountain Square and back. Wear green and dress in your best Irish costume. Info: or call 888-756-3552.

Location: Shamrock Run, Monument Circle, Indianapolis.

Saturday, March 14, 2 p.m.

3rd Annual Blarney Bash on Georgia Street in Downtown Indianapolis.

Party like the Irish at this outdoor St. Patrick’s Day festival featuring live music with Zanna Doo and My Yellow Rickshaw, green beer, good food, festive tents, food trucks and more. Free event. Ages 21 and older. 2 to 10 p.m. Info: or call 237-2222.

Location: Blarney Bash, 20 E. Georgia St.

Monday, March 16, 5 p.m.

19th Annual ‘Greening of the Canal’ in Downtown Indianapolis.

Live music, dancing, celebrity appearances, prize drawings, free shamrock necklaces and hats and the annual dying of the canal for St. Patrick’s Day. Free event open to the public. Info: or call 888-756-3552.

Location: Central Canal, Ohio and West streets.

Tuesday, March 17, 10 a.m.

34th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Block Party in Downtown Indianapolis.

Between Meridian and Pennsylvania Streets adjacent to the Indiana War Memorial Museum, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food vendors, beer garden, Irish merchandise and more. Free event open to the public, rain or shine, hot or cold. Info: or call 888-756-3552.

Location: St. Patrick’s Day Parade Block Party, Vermont Street.

Tuesday, March 17, 11:30 a.m.

35th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Downtown Indianapolis.

High school bands, floats, Catholic schools, Irish dancers, bag pipe and drum bands and more. Follows the traditional parade route on Pennsylvania, Ohio and Meridian streets. Free event open to the public. Info: See or call 888-756-3552.

Location: Downtown Indianapolis.

Tuesday, March 17, 5 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day Bash at Howl at the Moon.

Two days of partying like the Irish at this event in downtown Indy, noon to 2 a.m. March 14 and 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. March 17. Free admission. Info: or call 955-0300.

Location: Howl at the Moon, 20 E. Georgia St.

Lots of Irish Eyes will be smiling – Claddagh Irish Pub, 3835 E. 96th St., will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day March 14, 15 and 17 with live music and a limited Irish menu on March 17. Throw on your kilt for the inaugural Kilt Night on March 14. Celtic Rain plays from 8 p.m. to close. Live music starts at 7:30 p.m. on March 15 and begins at noon March 17 with bagpipes from 4 to 5 p.m. and Irish Airs performing from 6:30 p.m. to close. For more information, call 569-3663.


Come party in downtown Carmel – Muldoon’s bar in the Arts & Design District will start partying when it opens its doors at 11 a.m. March 15. Expect to find corned beef and cabbage on the menu, a bagpiper in the corner and plenty of green beer to go around – all with no cover charge. The bar, 111 W. Main St., doesn’t have a set closing time March 15 and 16. For more information, call 571-1116.

All-day affair at the Brockway – Expect a party so large it can’t be contained. The Brockway public house, 12525 Old Meridian St., is calling in the fire department to block off Old Meridian Street and Cranston Avenue on March 15. will be closed completely all weekend to accommodate a large tent with TVs tuned to show the March Madness basketball games. Start off March 15 with kegs and eggs at 7 a.m. and register online at to participate in the fire department’s pump or pull. There also will be a traditional Irish music performance at 2 p.m. March 15; otherwise, the live music schedule is: The Revelators at 9:30 p.m. March 14; a band March 15; a live DJ March 16; and My Yellow Rickshaw 4 p.m. March 17. For more information, call 669-8080.


Mo’s Irish Pub St. Patrick’s Day – Two Day Bash at 13193 Levinson Lane, Suite 100. Celebrate 8:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. March 14 and 8:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. March 17. Info: or call 770-9020.

Hamilton County Firefighters St. Patrick’s Day celebration – Copper Still Kitchen and Bar, 917 Conner St., Noblesville, will celebrate the holiday and raise money for brave firefighters on March 15. Family activities begin at 4 p.m. The beer garden and live music from Steve Smith and JT Sifuentes starts at 6 p.m. Cover is $5 to benefit the Local 4416 Firefighters Bereavement Fund. For more information, call 214-7376.


Wearin’ of the green! An annual tradition in Zionsville! For more information, call 873-5772

Traditional Fare at The Friendly – Join in on the long tradition of the St. Patrick’s Day Tent Party at The Friendly Tavern at 290 S. Main St. Starting at 4 p.m. the evening will be full of live Irish music, corned beef, potatoes and cabbage and, of course, plenty of cold green beer and Guinness. For more information, call 873-5772.

St. Patrick’s Day Feast – Patrick’s Kitchen and Drinks, 175 S. Main St., will offer a variation of Irish appetizers, corned beef and cabbage, fish and chips and Irish lamb stew. Guinness Brownie Sundae with Irish creme sauce and pistachio pie also will be served. For more information, call 733-8755.

Note to our readers: Murphy’s Pubhouse is not having an outdoor tent party on Fishers this year. This was a mistake printed and Current apologizes for this error.

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