Things To Do This St. Patrick’s Day in the Toledo Area

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up! This festive Irish holiday is a wonderful chance to enjoy traditional pub fare and Irish brews while you spend time with friends and family. But where will you do this?

Luckily, there are several local events celebrating the holiday — and a number of Irish bars throwing a party for St. Patrick’s Day!



March 16, 17, 18 + 19

Pippin Stranahan Theatre Toledo, Ohio

Photo Courtesy of Theater League

This is not necessarily an Irish-themed event, but is a great way to spend your St. Patrick’s Day weekend. The Broadway show, Pippin, is coming to the Stranahan Theatre March 16 through 19, bringing an exciting and magical show to its viewers. Follow a young prince along a journey to find the ultimate meaning of life, where you’ll encounter elements of surrealism and excitement, laced with wonderful music.

Thursday, March 16 | 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 17 | 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 18 | 2 p.m. or 8 p.m.

Sunday, March 19 | 2 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.


Toledo Zoo Wine Tasting

Friday, March 17

Wine Tasting at the Toledo Zoo

The Toledo Zoo’s wide selection of events throughout the year enhance each and every holiday — especially when there is wine involved. On St. Patrick’s Day, head to the zoo’s Great Hall for wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, live music and lots of socializing. This could be a fun night out with friends, or a special date night for you and your significant other. Tickets cost $45 for members and $50 for non-members.


Toledo Museum of Art Glass Art Workshop: Pot O’ Treasure

Friday, March 17

Toledo Museum of Art Glass Art Workshops

Photo Courtesy of the Toledo Museum of Art

The Toledo Museum of Art has a jampacked calendar filled with events for couples, families and art enthusiasts. At their Glass Art Workshops, you will learn a new skill, create a beautiful piece to take home and display, and have a blast in the meantime. Throughout the month of March, you can create a “Pot O’Treasure” — or a pot of gold, if you will.

Follow the step-by-step guide of a Toledo Museum of Art instructor during this one-hour workshop in the Glass Pavilion to create your very own masterpiece. Tickets cost $30 for members and $40 for nonmembers, and may be purchased in person or by phone during museum hours.

The workshop takes place on March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 30 — at 6, 7 and 8 p.m.


TASA St. Paddy’s Day PubCrawl

Saturday, March 18

TASA St. Paddy's Day Pub Crawl

Photo Courtesy of TASA St. Paddy’s Day PubCrawl

On the Saturday after St. Patrick’s Day, take part in the annual TASA St. Paddy’s Day PubCrawl. Hop on board any of the eight buses that travel on two loops throughout Sylvania and the downtown/uptown area, where you’ll stop at 13 pubs with no cover and lots of beer specials! And better yet, all of this convenience and fun costs just $30.

The participating pubs include: O’Shea’s Irish Pub, OB’s Tavern, Chuck’s, The Bronze Boar, The Rock’n Whiskey Saloon, Ye Olde Cock ‘N Bull Tavern, Paddy Jack’s, Bier Stube, Mulvaney’s Bunker, Home Slice Pizza, Pat & Dandy’s, Backyard BBQ & Booze and Black Cloister. You may get your passes from any of the participating pubs. What a fun — and safe — way to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day!


Blarney Shamrockin Shuffle

Saturday, March 18

The Blarney Irish Pub presents its annual 3-mile “shuffle” on Saturday, March 18. Dress up in as much green as you can find and show up to run, walk, have lots of fun — or a combination of all of the above! After the race, join the ongoing celebration inside downtown Toledo’s Blarney Irish Pub party tent. The race starts at 4 p.m. and travels from Blarney Irish Pub past many noteworthy Toledo sights, and ends at the tent, where a live DJ and bands will keep the party going until 9 p.m.


Irish Bars in the Area

Claddagh Irish Pub Toledo, Ohio

Photo Courtesy of The Claddagh Pub & Restaurant

Whether or not you go to any of these local St. Patrick’s Day events, you’ll find a festive Irish party at any of Toledo’s Irish-themed bars. With overflowing mugs of Guinness, traditional Irish fare, and an overall lively and hospitable atmosphere, we can’t think of a better environment for St. Paddy’s Day.


Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Toledo!

Written: Feb 24, 2017

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Holly Ragsdale

Holly Ragsdale

Holly is a content specialist for Danberry Realtors. The Home Sweet Toledo blog focuses on community guides + local events, as well as home inspiration + design trends. Enjoy!

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