Pittsburgh Goes Green for St. Patrick’s Day

Pittsburgh Goes Green for St. Patrick’s Day

  • Pittsburgh Living
  • 02/22/23


While Pittsburgh is most famously associated with black and gold, there’s also a large population of the city that has an affinity for green.

Nearly 11 percent of the city’s population claims some Irish heritage, making the city the ninth largest population of residents listing Irish as their primary ancestry group.

Our city’s Irish roots take the streets on St. Patrick’s Day with one of the nation’s largest St. Patrick;s Day holiday celebrations. In fact, WalletHub ranked Pittsburgh among the Best Places to Go for St. Patrick’s Day.

This year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Saturday, March 11, 2023 beginning at 10:00 a.m. in Downtown Pittsburgh.

The 1.4 mile parade route attracts 200,000 – 300,000 spectators and more than 200 marching units, bands and floats.

Local businesses throughout the region jump on the bandwagon by offering a plethora of green-themed offerings like green beer, donuts, cakes, cookies, apparel, and more.



St. Patrick’s Day Events

Parade Day Mass at St. Patrick’s Church in the Strip District
March 11 at 8 a.m.

Parade-goers and marchers can start their day off in the true spirit of St. Patrick with Roman Catholic Mass.

Kegs and Eggs | City Works
March 11 from 8-11 a.m.

Start your celebrations in Market Square for City Work’s Kegs & Eggs party for a breakfast buffet and drink specials on green beer, Guinness, Bloody Marys and mimosas. Plus, dining specials of Irish favorites happening March 8-17.

Howl at the Moon
March 11 & 17

Get shamrock’d at Howl at the Moon in Downtown Pittsburgh with two great nights full of green beer, live music and specials on Lucky Charms shots, White Claw and Blarney Bombs.

Saint Paddy’s Bar Crawl | South Side
March 11 & 17

Join the ultimate pub crawl with green beers and great vibes at Local bar, SkyBar, Dough Bar, Carson City Saloon, Flats on Carson and more!

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