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4 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Arizona

From enjoying parades to running 5ks, there’s so much to do on St. Patrick’s day in and around Phoenix. So gather up your green garments and mark your calendar—here are the best ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Arizona. 

Four Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Arizona

1: Catch a Parade

Parades are a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick’s day with the whole family. The festive floats and talented Irish dancers are certainly a sight to see! Luckily, there are many opportunities to catch a parade in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. The parades in Tuscon and Phoenix are even followed by festivals where you can experience Irish music, crafts, culture, and more. 

Satruday, March  11, 2023 10am – 5pm
1106 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Sunday, March 12, 2023, 11am – 5pm
Armory Park, 220 S. 6th Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701

Saturday, March 18, 2023, 10:30am
Parade begins at 735 Jordan Road
Sedona, AZ 86336

2: Attend a Bar Crawl

Grabbing drinks with friends is a long-standing tradition when it comes to celebrating St. Patrick’s day. Pub crawls are a great way to carry on this tradition, because you can typically expect free entry into several participating venues to enjoy exclusive drink specials. There will be many festive pub crawls happening in Arizona this year—just remember to snag your tickets ahead of time so you don’t miss out. 

Saturday, March 18, 2023, 1 pm
Varsity Tavern 501 S Mill Ave 
Tempe, AZ 85281

Friday, Mar 17, 2023, 4pm
Social Tap 4312 N Brown Ave 
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

3: Go for a Run or Walk

Whether you’re an avid runner or love to walk, you’ll be sure to have a great time at the Shamrock 10K/5K Run/Walk in Tempe on March 19th, 2023. The 5k race even has a fun twist—a leprechaun will be set loose, and any participant who passes the leprechaun and finishes the race will win a prize. 

You must register for the 5k or 10k by Feb 28th, 2023, but you have until March 18th to register for the virtual run. The virtual run allows you to claim the medal and shirt if you can’t be there for race day but still want to run.

4: Learn About Irish Culture

Naturally, St. Patrick’s day is the perfect opportunity to learn more about Irish and Celtic culture. Make sure to check out the Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library in Phoenix

The cultural center is an interactive learning experience that aims to preserve the Arizona community’s Irish heritage and culture. On St. Patrick’s Day and many other dates throughout the year, you can join a Ceili dance class (beginners welcome) or the family story hour

Don’t Forget About Your Estate Plan

Estate planning may not be as exciting as celebrating St. Patrick’s day, but it’s absolutely important. You need a strong estate plan to ensure that your assets end up in the right hands at the right time. 

The Phelps LaClair team can give you and your loved ones peace of mind with our detailed estate planning services. Call 480-892-2488 today to schedule an appointment in Scottsdale, Tucson, Sedona, or any of our other convenient Arizona locations

Images used under creative commons license – commercial use (2/2/2023). Photo by Damien Perez on Unsplash

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