When it comes to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, Bellingham and Whatcom County know how to do it right! It’s true, there is no place like Bellingham for St. Patrick’s Day (or Weekend.)
It’s an annual affair, from a serious trail run featuring goofy green outfits to a green-themed grand parade, and lots of green beer, anyone searching for the luck o’ the Irish—and lots of fun—will find it.
Start your St. Patrick’s Day Festivities with Meals on Wheels at the 5th annual Irish Dinner and Silent Auction on Saturday March 7th at the Bellingham Ferry Terminal.
Enjoy a traditional corn beef and cabbage dinner provided by Haggen Street Market Catering (vegetarian options will be available). There will also be live music, a variety of local wines and special beers from Boundary Bay Brewery, a silent auction, and so much more!
The Bellingham St. Patrick’s Day Parade
It is with a heavy heart that the Bellingham St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee is choosing to cancel this year’s Bellingham St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
The Bellingham St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee will discontinue its plans for the parade this Saturday, March 14 but hopes to offer similar activities at a later point in time when it is safer for the community to gather.
Runnin’ O’ the Green
Due to the safety of the community, Runnin’ O’ the Green has been canceled.
Enjoy Timeless Irish Fare and Celtic Music
Ice cold green ales will be flowing, and of course, comforting dishes of corned beef and cabbage will be served! There will be Irish step dancers and bagpipes bands there to keep the party going, and downtown pubs will throw open their doors to join in the celebration with live music from several Celtic bands.
Check the list below to find the perfect pub for you.
Since the brewery opened in 1995, the St. Patrick’s Day festivities get bigger every year. Owner Ed Bennett and General Manager Janet Lightner go all out to make sure that a rockin’ time is had by all.
This year, Boundary Bay will be having live music at three locations to celebrate the holiday – the Taproom, Beer Garden and The Mountain Room. The Beer Garden is sure to be full of green-clad thrill-seekers, Irish dancers and Celtic musicians. Traditional Irish music and dancing will also be in the Mountain Room and the Beer Garden, while you belly up to get your fill of Dry Irish Stout, Irish Red and the rest of Boundary Bay Brewery’s special Irish tap lineup.
St. Patrick’s Day weekend is one of Boundary Bay’s favorites of the year! Festivities will start Friday March 13th with the Penk O’Donnell Dancers in the Taproom and Bistro at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Then, join Boundary after the parade on Saturday March 14th for live music in the Beer Garden, Mountain Room AND the Taproom. Penk O’Donnell Dancers will be starting at 2 p.m. in the Taproom and perform every two hours.
On Sunday March 15th The Penk O’Donnell Dancers will perform in the Taproom and Bistro at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Finally, join Boundary Bay AGAIN on official St. Patrick’s Day Tuesday March 17th for more celebrations with a live music lineup from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Uisce Irish Pub will be celebrating two different days this year.
On Saturday March 14, they will open at 11 a.m. before the St. Patrick’s Day parade at noon which they will be marching in. They will be having music throughout the day and night. Their musical guests this year will be, The Moving Hats, Flattery, and the Devillies Irish Dancers. The Bellingham Fire Pipes and Drums will also be performing.
On Tuesday the 17th, they will open at noon with music from Flattery, The Devillies, the Bellingham Fire Pipes and Drums, and Irish dancers throughout the day. Both days are going to be extra special. As the only Irish bar in Bellingham, they take this holiday very seriously! Also, Tuesday March 17 is their 14-year anniversary so, be sure to get your green on for a rockin’ good time!
Be sure to grab a seat at Kulshan and enjoy one of their Irish Style Red Ales or a Dry Stout. There will also be Celtic Irish dancers and the Bellingham Firefighters Pipes and Drums to help ring in this joyous occasion.
There is plenty to look forward to this St. Patrick’s Day at Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen in Bellingham.
Chuckanut’s Irish Stout has been tapped to get the celebrations started. Chuckanut’s housemade Corned Beef (braised in Chuckanut beer) & Cabbage entrée will be served up at the Kitchen beginning March 14 and all weekend long or as long as it lasts. Watch for Chuckanut at the Bellingham St. Patrick’s Day Parade with their very own float! After the parade, head to Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen for real Irish style celebrations. Then on March 17, enjoy Irish inspired food, beers and Irish music.
Thousand Acre Cider will be kicking St. Patrick’s Day on March 14th with with a stellar party! With the help of Paellaworks for oysters and Moving Hats for tunes,they’re set to have an incredible Saturday night! True Guinness Snakebites, anybody? No cover, just a great time.