In just under a month from now, St. Patrick’s Day will be upon us yet again. Fortunately, as you might expect in an area with such a rich Irish heritage, Long Island hosts many different St. Patrick’s Day events for all ages. So, whether you’re looking to take your kids to a family-friendly parade or just drink Guinness all day, here are some of the top activities for the holiday weekend.
Long Island St. Patrick’s Day Events for Everyone
Wantagh St. Patrick’s Day Parade
This March 17, head to Wantagh for their first annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Presented by the Wantagh Chamber of Commerce, the parade will go up Wantagh Avenue, from Wantagh High School to Triangle Park near the train station.
Feel free to bring the whole family, as there will be floats, performances and all kinds Irish traditions. However, if you don’t have kids, make sure to visit Mulcahy’s for the official parade after party. There will be live performances, $4 Guinnesses and Bud Lights, $4 Jameson shots and a full Irish food menu from noon to 5 p.m.
Songs of Ireland: A Celtic Celebration
If you want a real taste of Ireland this St. Patrick’s Day, take a trip to the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post in Brookville for Songs of Ireland: A Celtic Celebration.
At 3 p.m. on March 17, Songs of Ireland will present a unique musical approach to universally loved songs with all original arrangements drawing from traditional Irish folk ballads. The group features four tenors, four sopranos, one pianist and three Irish instrumentalists. You might also see some familiar faces from the Five Irish Tenors.
Tickets for this St. Patrick’s Day event are available between $39 and $59 with an additional facility fee. They can be purchased here.
St. Patty’s Day Jazzy Brunch
Tired of plain old corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day? This March 17, make your way to Big Daddy’s in Massapequa for a Jazzy Singles Brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., presented by 7-in-Heaven.
This fun, casual Cajun restaurant will have two and three-piece live bands playing jazz and blues while you dine on a fabulous brunch. For $39, you can enjoy live music, brunch, connection cards, green beads and other Irish party favors. However, the parties fill up quick, so reserve your spot today.
To channel the real spirit and tradition of Ireland on March 17, visit one of these St. Patrick’s Day events on Long Island.