St. Patrick’s Day is big deal here, with loads of Buffalo bars sure to celebrate the day.

Group of Friends Celebrating St Patrick's Day at Beer Pub
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However, Buffalo Rising thought it might be fun to look beyond the typical bar scene, they've

rounded up a variety of events taking place around the region – from parades and music to St. Patrick’s-themed classes.

If you like big parties and parades here are three.

1)  The St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at the Niagara Falls Conference & Event Center at 5:00 p.m. on March 13, featuring food, beverages, music, Irish dancing, and the “World’s Shortest Parade.”


2)  Buffalo’s 27th annual “Old Neighborhood Parade” takes place at noon on March 14 in the Old First Ward, with an after party at the Valley Community Center featuring live music, food and drink.


3) The downtown Buffalo parade will take place at 2:00 p.m. on March 15, beginning at City Hall and making its way up Delaware Avenue to North Street, including Irish dancers, bands, civic organizations, and more.

Yummy celebrations too,

Larkin Square will host its annual “Live at O’Larkin” celebration at 5:00 p.m. on March 13. Adults and families can enjoy performances by local band McCarthyizm, Clann Na Cara Irish Dance ...There will be plenty of options for food between the Larkin Filling Station and several food trucks

So, find your best green clothes, and let's party!

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