Kilts are optional, but there are plenty of ways to celebrate this Irish holiday around town!
Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill hosts their annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration beginning with Irish Breakfast from 6:30-10 a.m. A full Irish Fayre menu will be available all day along with live music, Irish Dancers, and Bagpipers. If we come across enough luck with the weather, the patio may even be open.
Snus Hill Winery invites you to join them for green wine and tunes from Kelly’s Clan on Friday, March 17th. This Des Moines based band will add a Celtic musical touch from Eire to inspire “Ol, ceol agus craic” (a good pint, great music and wonderful entertainment) this St. Paddy’s day at the winery. An added bit ‘o luck, no cover charge.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Reiman Gardens After Hours from 5 – 8 p.m. (for those 21+) by enjoying an evening of eclectic melodies, with an extensive Celtic music repertoire by the Blue Moon Players. A baked potato bar and dessert will be available and a cash bar will be provided. The Hughes Conservatory and Gift Shop will also be open.
The Mucky Duck Pub knows how to do St. Patrick’s Day. Join them for a full Irish breakfast in the morning or enjoy their full menu the rest of the day. Also look for special Irish beers, coffee and other Irish treats. There’s even a good chance you’ll hear some Celtic tunes while you’re there.
Feeling blue because you don’t have anything green to wear on St. Patrick’s Day? You can bet your Lucky Charms that there are some festive treasures to find around town! Barefoot Campus Outfitters has “Kiss Me I’m Iowish” t-shirts, perfect for pairing with some green beer! Many of us aren’t actually Irish, but can call ourselves “Cy-rish” since we’re from Ames. Celebrate your Cyclone heritage with a “Kiss me I’m Cy-rish” shirt from Dogtown University. Your friends will be green with envy!
Be transported to the Emerald Isle with Michael Londra’s Celtic Fire performance at Stephen’s Auditorium on Monday, March 20th. Enjoy the traditional culture of Irish song and dance generating an electric atmosphere that will sweep you away to Ireland, its culture, its land, its pubs, its music and its heart. Joining Londra are world champion dancers from the cast of Riverdance and Lord of the Dance.
Whether you are Irish or just wish you were, experience the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day in Ames!