You can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day over two days this year in the heart of Downtown Cincinnati with music, food, drinks, and the annual parade.

Starting a day early on Friday, March 13th you can enjoy live Irish music starting at 5pm, and Guinness drinks all night on Fountain Square. The activities will start at 10am on Saturday with the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade that runs through the streets (view parade route) of Downtown Cincinnati.

The parade will end around 1pm and will be immediately followed by day-long schedule of live music on Fountain Square. At 1pm the Unlucky Charms will take the stage, followed by the Pub Uglies at 2:30pm, The Seedy Seeds (my favorite – listen to them here) at 4pm, Joshua’s Tree at 5:30pm, and ending with The Serfs (irish punk) at 7:30pm.

Food and beer will be available on the Square courtesy of McCormick & Schmick’s. There will also be Irish merchandise for sale courtesy of Celtic Corner. The event is free and open to the public. Food and beverages are available for purchase.

If you would like to help with the event, or other events on Fountain Square, be sure to go sign up to be included on the volunteer opportunities email list. For more information check out the Fountain Square Volunteer Page.
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Randy is an award-winning urban planner who founded UrbanCincy in May 2007. He grew up on Cincinnati’s west side in Covedale, and graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s nationally acclaimed School of Planning in June 2009. In addition to maintaining ownership and serving as the managing editor for UrbanCincy, Randy has worked professionally as a planning consultant throughout the United States, Korea and the Middle East. After brief stints in Atlanta and Chicago, he currently lives in the Daechi neighborhood of Seoul’s Gangnam district.