10 Best Places to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Idaho

For one weekend a year, the Irish take over Idaho in all the best ways. The beer becomes greener, the music livelier, and the fashion more… shall we say, kilt-forward? We’re talking about St. Patrick’s Day weekend of course. If you aren’t sure how best to celebrate, you’re in luck. This year, Idahoan’s are going all out to make it the best holiday weekend yet. Here are the best St. Patrick's Day celebrations in Idaho! 

Follow the Boise Firefighter’s Pipes and Drums throughout Boise

You can make an entire St. Patrick’s Day weekend simply following the talented Boise Firefighter’s Pipes and Drums band throughout the city. They start on Friday night at McCleary’s Orchard on Orchard Street and finish up Saturday after their show at Jim’s Alibi. The City of Trees Pipes and Drums are another band well-worth following throughout the celebratory weekend.

Upper Lot Pub on Brundage Mountain, McCall, ID

The Brundage Mountain Resort is a great place to spend a weekend even when it isn’t a holiday, but they go above and beyond to make sure their guest’s St. Patrick’s Day is extra special. The festivities start early with the Lucky Seven Treasure Hunt. Stop in for the Annual Cabbage Bowling tournament at 3 p.m. Enjoy live music, craft beer, and much more on the upper lot that afternoon.

Mad Swede Brewing Company, Boise, ID

The St. Paddy’s Day Celebration at the Mad Swede Brewing Company is another fantastic way to enjoy the holiday weekend. Kick the day off with an Irish Dance performance at 1:30 p.m. followed by music from Idyltime and bagpipes that evening. Their food truck, Kilted Kod, will be on-site all-day serving food. 

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St. Paddy’s Day on Park, Idaho Falls, ID

Come to downtown Idaho Falls on March 16 to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on the 300 block of Park Avenue with live music, local firefighters, and beer from Idaho Brewing Company. They’ve got bratwurst, too. They suggest dressing warm as the events are outside.

Food Truck Rally Goes to the Dogs, Nampa, ID

The Food Truck Rally Goes to the Dogs event in Nampa, Idaho, is perfect for families with kids of all ages. Their website invites you to “join the Nampa Dog Park Committee and maybe even some Leprechauns for some good food, live music and green beer.” This free event starts at 2 p.m. and ends at 6 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene Resort, Coeur d’Alene, ID

The Shamrock Package is the best way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on a resort. Enjoy a live DJ, Irish décor, dancing, whiskey, food, beer, and more. Get your best leprechaun costume ready for the costume contest and take part in the exclusive hot tub infinity pool cocktail area. 

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BarrelHouse, Garden City, ID

BarrelHouse in Garden City, Idaho, celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with live music from the Boise HighLanders and a performance by the Kilarney Irish Dance Company. Stop in for beer, food, and good times. 

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219 Lounge, Sandpoint, ID

The 219 Lounge is Sandpoint’s oldest bar with one of the friendliest atmosphere’s around. Come on in for their annual St. Patrick’s Day party to enjoy green beer, Irish drink specials, jazz, and rock from 9 p.m. until midnight. 

Moon’s Kitchen Café, Boise, ID

Start the St. Patrick’s Day celebration off early with a Guinness milkshake from Moon’s Kitchen Café. The milkshakes are hand spun and delicious. We can think of few better ways to kick off the day.

The Celt Pub, Idaho Falls, ID

The Celt Pub embraces Irish tradition like few other spots in Idaho Falls, especially in St. Patrick’s Day. On a regular day, the menu consists of Celtic and Celtic-inspired cuisines and live music in their historic building downtown. On St. Paddy’s weekend, they kick it up a notch with local musicians playing traditional Irish music and more.  

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