Your Happening Guide to everything GREEN in North Delaware. The spirit of the Irish is indeed in the air this week in New Castle County – green beer, celtic parades and music, traditional irish cuisine, and more. Here are some of our favorite picks for the Luck of the Irish Events this week.
Wednesday, March 13th at 7:30pm
Celebrate with the Irish Rovers at the World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington. This internationally-acclaimed, long-time Irish folk stars begin what will evolve into their final tour after a lifetime of ‘roving’ – experience them now, while you still can!
Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 7:15am
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at St. Patrick’s Church in Wilmington. The St. Patrick’s Day Society’s main fundraising event is the Annual Sponsors’ Dinner and Communion Breakfast. The St. Patrick’s Center relies on the generosity of individuals and churches, civic, corporate and business groups to survive. Since 1994, this event has raised over $1,000,000, which directly funds almost 30% of the operating budget of the St. Patrick’s Center. The Society hosts over 600 people during the dinner and breakfast in the celebration and fellowship of Irish culture while supporting the mission of the St. Patrick’s Center. Click Here to join.
- 7:15 AM: Fellowship and Irish Song, St. Patrick’s Church. 15th & King Street
- 7:30 AM: St. Patrick’s Day Mass, St. Patrick’s Church, 15th & King Street
- 8:30 AM: Parade Immediately following Mass
- Up King Street to the Double Tree Hotel & Conference Center Hotel is Located at 700 N. King Street.
- 9:00 AM Communion Breakfast
- Doubletree Hotel, King Street, Downtown Wilmington
Saturday, March 16th at 12pm
Break out your GREEN and Bring your Irish spirit to the 38th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Downtown Wilmington. A new route and post parade party has been announced for this year’s parade. The parade will begin at 4th and King Street and finish at 15th and King Street. New to the route this year – the parade will turn left on 15th Street to Market Street, past its traditional end spot at the church, and conclude at 14th and Market streets near H. Fletcher Brown Park. Long-time participants the Stapler Club and the Irish Parade Group will be joined by city, county and state dignitaries. Local police and fire departments, as well as local Irish dance schools, leprechauns, clowns and floats will join the line of march! Parade participants also include Delaware Humane Association volunteers, adopters and supporters and the Down Syndrome Association of Delaware. Post-parade party is located at 14th & Market Streets. Follow the parade activities on Facebook at “Irish Culture Club of Delaware”, the official host of the Annual Wilmington St. Patrick’s Day Parade – striving to celebrate Irish culture throughout the Delaware area. Learn more www.irishde.org
Saturday, March 16th 8pm
WEAR GREEN! Delaware’s Biggest St. Paddy’s Day Celebration loops Wilmington with 16 Clubs, $10 Cover and a FREE Shuttle. Purchase your wristband at the first venue you visit – participating clubs are listed below. Wristband sales begin at 7 p.m. the evening of the Loop.
- Catherine Rooney’s
- Chelsea Tavern
- Club 3
- CR Hooligans
- Dead Presidents
- Del Rose Cafe
- Famous Tim’s
- Gallucio’s Cafe
- Grotto Pizza
- Kelly’s Logan House
- Kid Shelleen’s
- Santa Fe Wilmington
- Shenanigans Timothy’s Riverfront