St. Patrick's Day Festivities
Thursday 17th Mar, 2016 → Sunday 20th Mar, 2016

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Buffalo has been declared the second best place in the nation to celebrate St. patrick's Day. I would argue that it is the best, but it is certainly the closest. Here are four days and five ways to get on the green in the Queen City.

Oshun (Washington Street at Huron) is serving a one-day-only Corned Beef and Cabbage Feast by Chefs John Gardon and Jim Guarino on St. Patrick's Day. From Noon to closing, this seafood emporium will serve up hearty corned beef sandwiches with sides ($12) and full meal deals ($18) to one and all. There is no better place to eat on St, Patrick's Day.

* It's St. Patrick's Day every day at The Irishman Pub (5601 Main St. in Williamsville), but on the feast day itself you find the place alive with the Rince Na Tiarna Irish Dancers, plus all the great celtic fare we've come to know and love.

Unable to play on a Thursday? How about Live at O'Larkin on Friday, March 18. From 5:00-8:30pm enjoy live music by McCarthyizm, Pour Ould Goat, Greater Buffalo Firefighters Pipes and Drum, and the Clann Na Cara School of Irish Dance, as well as a vendor market, dozens of food trucks and the heated boardwalk. 

The weekend beckons and with it not one but two parades!

* The Old Neighborhood St. Patrick's Day Parade will wend its way through the Ward awash in green on Saturday, March 19. It starts at Noon heading down South Park Avenue and ends up at the  Valley Community Center, where a traditional grand Irish “Hooley” featuring live music as well as plenty of food and drink will take place from 1:00-5:00pm. Loud, interactive and lots of fun!

* The Sunday St. Patrick's Day Parade starts at 2:00 at City Hall and marches up Delaware Avenue with pomp and circumstance and plenty of antics along the way. There are plenty of parties along the route.

Erin go bragh!

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