How to Celebrate St.Patrick's Day around Boston

By Lindsey Paradis | March 12, 2018 | Lifestyle

Bask in the luck of the Irish at one of these six St. Patrick's Day happenings.

The Irish Balladeers at the JFK Library

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Start the celebrations early with this fun and festive production at the JFK Library.The Irish Balladeers will completely transport you to the Emerald Isle with traditional Irish stories, dances, and music. March 10, 2018 10:30-11:30 a.m., John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point

Harpoon Brewery

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What better way to honor St. Patrick than with a pint. This local brewery will be serving up delicious brews, including the Irish-inspired IPA and Irish Red Ale, The Craic. Gather your friends and head here for your own celebration, or take a guided tour to learn more about the brewing process. 306 Northern Avenue, 617-574-9551

Dropkick Murphys at the House of Blues

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This local phenom is shipping up to Boston, and just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. With four shows over the weekend you’ll have plenty of chances to rock out with the Celtic crew. March 15-18, 15 Lansdowne St., 888-693-2583

Beat Brasserie’s Go Bragh

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Beat Brasserie is going full Irish pub for its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Wear your greenest attire while feasting on themed beer and fare. Entertainment for the day includes live Celtic performances from Kat Mc D, Matt & Shannon Heaton, and Four Bridges. March 17, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 13 Brattle St., 617-499-0001

The South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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Join over 600,000 Bostonians as the city celebrates the rowdiest (and greenest) holiday of the year. The event will consist of marching units as well as floats parading through the notoriously Irish South Boston area. And don’t forget to don your best themed outfit—shamrock glasses included. March 18, 1 p.m., Broadway Station

The Irish Film Festival

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Just because March 17 has come and gone, doesn’t mean you need to give up on the Irish cheer. Later this month, Boston’s annual Irish Film Festival will be taking place at the Somerville Theater in Davis Square. A promotion of global Irish cinema, the night festival will feature a combination of films, shorts, and documentaries. March 22-25, Somerville Theater, 55 Davis Square, 617-625-5700



Photography by: Photography by Encore Performing Arts, Inc. (JFK Library); courtesy of Harpoon Brewery; Beat Brasserie; The South Boston St.Patrick’s Day Parade; via facebook.com/dropkickmurpheys; facebook.com/irishfilmfestival