UPDATE: The St. Patrick’s Day parade has been cancelled due to the ongoing situation surrounding the coronavirus. Other events on this list may be affected—if you’re unsure, please call ahead to confirm.
St. Patrick’s Day in Boston is a celebration of the city’s proud Irish heritage. Stop by one of the best Irish bars in Boston any time of year and you can feel the Irish spirit. While the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade is an undisputed highlight, Boston hosts a wealth of St. Patrick’s Day events, from festivals and races to concerts and cultural tours. There are even special restaurant menus around town that offer traditional Irish fare in honor of the day. Prep for the festivities (which involve much drinking of beer) at one of the best beer bars in Boston, and plan ahead for the next day with our guide to the best brunch spots in Boston.
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