Turn green in Fort Wayne, Indiana 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

Get Green Fest

The Fort Wayne Professional Firefights turn the St. Mary's River green at 11:00 am! Starting at 8:00 am and continuing until 11:00 pm you can celebrate St. Patrick's Day with music, food, drinks, and fun in the Get Green Fest 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 2:30 pm. This celebration is family-friendly, so come one and all for the best pre-St. Patrick's Day celebration!

JK O'Donnell's Irish Ale House

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, and many other performers. On this day all patrons must be 21 and older.

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

Deer Park Irish Pub Clover Classic - Fort Wayne

Deer Park Irish Pub

Just north of town, you will find another large St. Patrick's day celebration at Deer Park Irish Pub. Stop at Deer Park for the tapping of the first green keg, live entertainment, and more celebrations throughout the day. 

1530 Leesburg Road / 260.432.8966

Pedal City

Pedal City is also a great beer garden type bar perfect for your St. Patrick's celebrations. Enjoy a fresh pint, entertainment, and games!

1215 W Main St / 260.415.6167


Craving Irish cuisine? The Friendly Fox and Henry's are great options to enjoy a celebratory meal especially with some of their specialty dishes. 

NCAA - Division III Men's Basketball Championship 2018 Winners

Other Weekend Activities

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the following family-friendly events.

  • Hundred Acre Wood Winter Garden Exhibit at the Botanical Conservatory
  • NCAA Division III Men's Basketball National Championship at the Memorial Coliseum
  • Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike presented by the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre
  • Traxxas Monster Truck Tour
  • Beethoven's 9th: An Ode to Joy concert by the Fort Wayne Philharmonic
  • FAME Festival
  • Whitey Morgan

This post was originally published in Mach 2018 and has been updated.