Don't forget to wear green. Whether you're looking for family fun or more adult-oriented fare on St. Patrick's Day 2018, here are some holiday ideas around the Oklahoma City metro area.
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The 2018 version of the downtown St. Patrick's Day Parade is scheduled for Saturday, March 17. The parade will begin at 11:00 a.m., starting at Reno and Hudson and moving east toward the Bricktown Ballpark. Quite a popular holiday event, the parade typically has thousands of OKC residents lining the streets. There are typically more than 80 parade entries, Shriners, dancers, clowns, animals, antique cars, and more.
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The Bricktown annual St. Patrick's Day block party event is set for Saturday, March 17. The festival takes place outdoors at the corner of Reno and Oklahoma Avenue in the heart of Bricktown, beginning around noon. Enjoy beer, food trucks, and listen to the live music. Admission is free and all ages are welcome.
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The 2018 St. Patrick's Day Grand Marshall Green Tie Gala will take place at 6 p.m. on February 24 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd Street, Oklahoma City). There will be a dinner; a silent auction featuring art, jewelry, sports memorabilia, and more; and, of course, dancing. Proceeds go to benefit Catholic Charities: Sanctuary Women's Development Centers in Oklahoma City and Norman, and Holy Family Home in Midwest City. For more information, contact (405) 523-3000 or see the official site.
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Take the family out to the gardens from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on March 17 for a St. Patrick's Day event. There will be performances by Juggle Whatever, Ladymon School of Scottish Dance, Hill Irish Step School, Raven's Three, and Oklahoma Scottish Pipes and Drums. Kids can enjoy crafts like rainbow cookie decorating, rainbow finger knitting, and leprechaun house-building, games, and music. Admission is $5 per person and this event is best for ages 4 to 10.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
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Head Down to Your Local Pub
Let's face it. St. Patrick's Day is an Irish holiday with a custom of partaking in the drink. Authenticity will be difficult in OKC as there aren't a lot of Irish pubs, but O'Connell's in Norman is a popular St. Patrick's Day spot as are McNellie's, Bricktown Brewery, TapWerks, Henry Hudson's and Skinny Slim's.