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Things to do for St. Patrick’s Day in Colorado Springs 2023

March 8, 2023

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated worldwide; Colorado Springs is no exception. With the festive holiday right around the corner on Fri, Mar 17, 2023, it’s time to start planning for the celebrations, parades, delicious food, drink, and lots of green. Colorado Springs offers a full slate of exciting events and activities to make the most of St. Patrick’s Day 2023.

From the annual parade to traditional Irish music, the city is bursting with ways to celebrate the holiday named after the patron saint of Ireland. In this article, we’ll explore the various festivities happening in Colorado Springs for St. Patrick’s Day 2023, so you can plan your perfect day of fun and festivity.

EVENTS for St. Patrick’s Day 2023

The Colorado Springs St. Patricks Day Parade

The 2023 Colorado Springs St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on a Saturday, March 11th, in Downtown Colorado Springs. The parade route starts at Tejon Street and E. St. Vrain and continues south on Tejon Street to Vermijo.

You can view the parade from anywhere along the Route if you stay behind the chalk lines along the route. Tickets for the Grand Stands are available online and in person.

The best option for parking is to use one of the city parking garages close to the parade route. The parade lasts about 1-1/2 hours and is a fun, green-themed event. Food and drink are available at local restaurants, pubs, and food booths, but alcohol is prohibited outside along the parade route. Be prepared for changing Colorado weather by dressing in layers.

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5K For St. Patricks Day

The 39th annual 5k for St. Patrick’s Day is the flattest 5K in Colorado Springs and takes place on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at 10 am in Downtown Colorado Springs.

Make sure to dress for the day; think of Kilts, Green, Shamrocks, and any Leprechaun wear you can get your hands on. Stay after the race for the Leprechaun Fun Run and the 39th Annual Colorado Springs St. Patrick’s Day Parade, beginning at noon.

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Leprechaun Fun Run

Colorado Springs St. Patrick’s Day celebrations’ cutest part is the Leprechaun Fun Run! The event will be held on March 11, 2023, at 11 am, and you can sign up your little leprechauns to race down Tejon Street. There is a half-mile course for the younger ones and a mile course for the older kids.

Each runner gets a shirt and a bib number with registration. This race begins at the corner of Tejon and Bijou by 10:45 am, as the race starts promptly at 11 am.

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Pedalin’ St. Pat’s 30K & 50K

If running isn’t your thing, maybe you like to bike? Get ready for the Pedalin’ St. Pat’s Bike Ride! Rides will take place on Saturday, March 11, starting at 9:30 am in Trails End Taproom’s new parking lot. Riders can choose between two courses: the Intermediate, which is about 21 miles in distance, and a loop course, and the Challenging, which is just under 31 miles in total distance, and also a loop course. Prices start at $45.

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Catholic Charities Annual Shamrock Shindig

Join Catholic Charities for their 22nd annual St. Patrick’s Day event on March 17 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort, starting at 6 p.m. The less formal Shamrock Shindig will include live & paddle auctions, socializing, and self-served Irish food. The event will be held in the Centennial Ballroom and reservations are recommended due to anticipated high demand.

March 17

Cheyenne Mountain Resort, 6 p.m.

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St. Paddy’s Day Sports Expo

The St. Paddy’s Day Sports Expo is a great place to meet companies focused on your physical health and wellness, and your fitness journey.

Friday, Mar 10th, 10 AM – 6 PM

 located at 119 E Pikes Peak Ave, at the MX Marketplace.

Colorado Springs Official St Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl

Exclusive Drink Specials and Live music from bands and DJ’s at certain venues

Friday March 17th, 2023

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew 118 North Tejon Street Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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St. Pat’s No Booze Ash-Bash

Head up to Monument and celebrate a family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day gathering without alcohol at the Woodmoor Barn Community Center. The event will feature live music from Ashtōnz and Friends, delicious old-school meals from the Comfortably Done food truck, and nosh-fodder such as chips, salsa, and a charcuterie board. Light refreshments such as soda, water, and coffee will also be provided. Admission is only $12 for all ages, and children age 3 and under get in for free.

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4th Annual Woodland Park Saint Patrick’s Day Parade and Pub/Food Crawl

The parade will start on Henrietta Ave at Memorial Park, turn right at Fairview St., left on Midland Avenue. and right onto Baldwin, finishing at the intersection of Baldwin and Pikes Peak Ave. in front of Gateway Elementary. In conjunction with the parade, several local businesses will offer specials on food and drink by purchasing a Pub Crawl stamp card on the same day.

Memorial Park
117 Center Avenue
Woodland Park

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Where to Go for St. Patrick’s Day 2023

Irish Pubs and other great places for food & libations St. Patrick’s Day Weekend! Many have special music and other activities throughout the weekend, check links for more info.

Jack Quinn’s

Classic Irish Pub in the Heat of Downtown Colorado Springs

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Pike Peak Brewing

Downtown Colorado Springs

Monument, CO

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O’Malley’s Irish Pub

This Iconic Irish pub is located in the Town of Palmer Lake and is always an event at O’Malley’s

104 Highway 105, Palmer Lake, CO 80133

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Dublin House

Central Colorado Springs

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Old Colorado City, Colorado Springs

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Wyatt’s Pub & Grill

Rockrimmon, Colorado Springs

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Tilted Kilt

I-25 & Woodmen, Colorado Springs

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Briargate Colorado Springs More Info

Looking for other Things to Do in Colorado Springs? Check out our blog of plenty of ideas.

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