Leftist bureaucrats may have stifled St. Patrick’s Day celebrations the last two years – but Irish festivities are finally back this year – and they are bigger and better than ever.
Whether you’re looking to drink green Guinness in an Irish pub or long to listen to the bagpipes and watch Irish dancers put on a show– we’ve got you covered.
So check out the best places in America to rock out with the Irish and celebrate one of the greatest days of the year.
Hands down – the best place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day is Cleveland, Ohio.
13-percent of Clevelanders claim Irish ancestry, and their love for their Irish roots are woven deep into the core of who they are – and can be seen all throughout the city.
In fact, Cleveland celebrates St. Patrick’s Day all year round – even hosting several “halfway to St. Patrick’s Day” bashes!
All of the celebrations throughout the year lead up to St. Patrick’s Day – where more than half a million people gather downtown to watch the 10,000-person parade stroll down Superior Avenue.
Each year has a theme where participants compete to have the “best float.”
This year’s theme is “Ireland’s Scenic Coastlines” – so while you might not be able to hop on a plane to Ireland this year – Cleveland really does bring the next best thing.
Not only can you sample traditional Irish grub and whiskey – but the heart and soul of Cleveland’s Irish roots is something that can’t be manufactured anywhere else in America.
If you’re looking to escape the snow and head somewhere warm – Savannah is a must-visit on your St. Patrick’s Day bucket list.
Since 1824, Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee has hosted special cultural events full of music and dancing to celebrate all things Irish.
While COVID-19 mandates may have canceled events the past few years – Savannah is bringing back the festivities in 2022!
If you love action and entertainment, check out Shamrocks and Shenanigans – a live music event on the riverfront with tons of activities.
This 5-day celebration is suitable for families of all ages. You can rock out to music and even get your photo taken with Lucky the Leprechaun.
In Savannah, you can do everything from sample Irish Whiskey at The Alida Hotel to enjoy a southern breakfast at The DeSoto Savannah
And you won’t want to miss their annual parade – it’s one of the largest in the nation.
Chicago already had their St. Patrick’s Day parade – breathing life back into a city that was ravaged by oppressive COVID-19 mandates.
This past weekend, the Chicago River was dyed green in honor of St. Patrick – and despite the freezing cold, people were out celebrating their Irish roots – and were thrilled the Irish tradition was resumed after two years of canceled festivities.
Chicago business owners were especially elated to have patrons back in their establishments after a rough past few years.
ABC 7 reported:
“It’s probably the busiest day, especially for businesses up and down Western Avenue, so it’s good to get everybody back out and start spending money again,” said Dan Letz, owner of Letz Box Chicago.
Letz said it’s also a very important day for them after such challenging times.
“Our businesses are supported, our bars and restaurants. This is a big day for everybody and there’s a lot of people that come to see us in our neighborhood and our community — maybe just for the parade, but it turns out a lot if you want to come and enjoy the neighborhood,” he said.
Wherever you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day today – we hope your day is full of good Irish cheer.
And as the Irish love to say:
May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
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