Turn green in Fort Wayne on St. Patrick's Day with these events and restaurants where you can bring all your lads and lasses for a grand celebration!
St. Patrick's Day Celebrations in Fort Wayne, Indiana
The Fort Wayne Professional Firefights turn the St. Mary's River green at 11:00 am at 904 W Main Street! Starting at 8:00 am and continuing until 8:00 pm you can celebrate St. Patrick's Day with music, food, drinks, and fun in the Get Green Tent. But before you go haywire, you can participate in the 5k kilt run/walk at 9:30 am, the Gold Coin Hunt at 12:00 pm., or even the Lucky Charms Eating Contest at 1:00 pm. This celebration is family-friendly, so come one and all for the best pre-St. Patrick's Day celebration!
Celebrate at JK O'Donnell's Irish Ale House where any day of the week you can sink your teeth into traditional Irish food and drink. Enjoy their standard menu items like corned beef and cabbage, fish & chips, bangers and mash, Shepard's Pie, Irish stew and much more!
On St. Patrick's Day their doors will open at 11 am, and the real fun will begin at 12 pm with live entertainment. A $5 cover charge will get you in to enjoy music from The O'Tooles Good Time Bagpipers, Joyce Fry & Greg Clark, The Mighty McGuiggans, and Soltre. Patrons must be 21 and older to enter the main bar area, but guests of all ages are welcome in the adjacent Belleek Hall until 7 pm. Admission for 16-20 is $3.
No Green Beer here!
121 W. Wayne Street / 260.420.5563
For a hidden gem, hit up the local favorite, O'Sullivan's on West Main Street. This party is packed year after year, so be prepared to wait in a line that snakes out the door and down the block. However, that line is for good reason because this St. Patrick's day celebration should be experienced at least once. We've heard that O'Sullivian's is the pinnacle of the St. Patrick's Day festivities in Fort Wayne.
1808 W. Main Street / 260.422.5896
Just north of town, you will find another large St. Patrick's day celebration at Deer Park Irish Pub. This year, Deer Park will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day with Beautiful Day, a U2 Tribute and much more over 3 days!
Stop at Deer Park for the tapping of the first green keg, and a countdown to the big day with the band The Irish Distractions under the big tent. The celebration continues through the day with more celebratory activities.
1530 Leesburg Road / 260.432.8966
Enjoy a free tasting and giveaways at Pedal City starting at 10 am! Plus, Pedal City will be hosting a Mad Ants St. Patrick's Day Bar Crawl featuring 4 local bands, and a Mad Ants Game! The bar crawl will take place from 4:00 pm - 12:00 am and starts at Mad Anthony's Brewing on Broadway
1215 W Main St / 260.415.6167
Other Weekend Activities
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the following family-friendly events.
- Fairy Tales Winter Garden Exhibit at the Botanical Conservatory
- Buyer & Cellar presented by the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre
- Bowie and Prince tribute concert by the Fort Wayne Philharmonic
- Traxxas Monster Truck Destruction Tour
- Fort Wayne Mad Ants Basketball