Colorado’s biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebration is in Denver—a weeklong festival of live music, ale and serious fun that begins on the eve of the big parade in downtown Denver and lasts all the way until the last call of St. Paddy’s Day on March 17th. The “Session On” extravaganza is one of the most popular Denver, Colorado events hosted every year by Fadó Irish Pub from its downtown Denver location near Coors Field, right where the St. Patrick’s Day parade starts and finishes. The event grows bigger every year. This year, 15,000 to 20,000 people are expected on the two big days—parade day and St. Patrick’s Day. With two giant heated outdoor beer gardens and two large stages of entertainment with great music, it is “Session On.”
How to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day for a Week in Denver
You can start the holiday celebration when doors open at 11:00 am on Friday, March 12th at Fadó (pronounced fud-doe). All day the pub will be raising money for children’s cancer research with its annual St. Baldrick’s charity event. Party into the night with live music straight from Limerick, Ireland with the band Seneca and then later with That 80’s Band until closing.
Parade day, Saturday, March 13th, the pub opens at 7:00 am in the morning for rugby, ale and breakfast. Have an authentic Irish breakfast right where the parade starts at 10:00 am and ends around noon. Then you can spend the rest of the day in the outdoor beer garden and events area where kids can get their faces painted and play in the bouncy castle while adults can taste the best Guinness from Dublin. 10 live bands will play the day and night away with some of the best local traditional Denver, Colorado music and imported Irish sounds. Throughout the celebration, the pub will be swept into watching the 6 Nations Rugby.
Post Parade Day on Sunday March 14th, rouse yourself for a special St. Paddy’s menu at 8:00 am and relax all day at the Running of the Green after party. Of course, the 6 Nations Rugby continues.
Fadó is known as one of the most authentic Irish pubs and restaurants in Denver, Colorado, with an interior built in Ireland and Guinness imported from Dublin. They also serve proper Irish food and drink—traditional Irish recipes made from scratch, Kilkenny Irish Ale, Irish coffees, and a wide array of Irish whiskeys.
St. Patrick’s Day In the spirit of “Session On,” Fadó is scheduled to open its doors at 8:00 am on St. Patrick’s Day with more proper Irish fare to ready you for the largest outdoor festival in Denver, Colorado. The outside beer garden and entertainment area will fill with serious Irish fun all afternoon and evening.
The Irish Denver, Colorado entertainment will include the Michael Collins Pipe Band—the oldest pipe band in Denver, Brian & Brendan Clancy, The Indulger’s, Celtic Steps—Traditional Irish Dancers, Seneca and Colorado’s ultimate U2 Tribute Band: Under a Blood Red Sky.