10 Places in CT to Check Out This St. Patrick’s Day

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With St. Patrick's Day upon us, here are some deals and events that are as good as gold. Check out these 10 places in Connecticut for a fun-filled St. Patrick's Day.

St. Patrick’s Day Brunch at New England Cider Company – Between the hours of 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. the New England Cider Company, in Wallingford, will be holding a St. Patrick’s Day brunch. The food includes 12-hour smoked corn beef, shepherd’s pie, Irish sausage and much more. Come hungry and enjoy this St. Patrick’s Day feast. More information and tickets can be found here.

Tavern Night: A Taste of Ireland – The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Society will be hosting its annual dinner for St. Patrick’s Day in West Hartford. Those who purchase a ticket can enjoy a meal featuring homemade Guinness Steak Pie, green beans, pickled beets and Irish soda bread. This Irish cuisine event is on March 16 and 17, starting at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here. These tickets include dinner, one drink, entertainment, and games. 

Harbor Point 6th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Stroll 5K Walk/Run – Run off those St. Patrick’s Day calories in Stamford with Harbor Points annual Shamrock Stroll 5K. Whether you like to walk or run, this event is for anyone. The race starts at 10 a.m on March 17. It is free, but you must register for the race here. Restaurant vendors will be available after the race. First, second, and third place winners get a prize. 

Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort - This outdoor park has two different activities to get families outside and spending time together this St. Patrick's Day. First, starting at 10 a.m. on March 17, take part in a scavenger hunt. This is open to all park guests. Or, test out your racing skills in a downhill cardboard box sled race. This is the first time Powder Ridge is holding this event. They encourage family, friends and businesses to build the fastest sled to race. Be ready to race at 12 p.m. Visit their website for more contest rules. 

Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Pub Crawl 2018 –  Whether you prefer a restaurant, bar, or upscale venue to get a drink, try them all with Hartford's Luck of the Irish St Patrick's Day Pub Crawl. For the price of $10, you will get access to all the participating venues and the specials that they're offering. Check-in is between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. There you will receive the list of participating locations, a map and a list of the deals that are offered. Enjoy a wide variety of places to visit this holiday! More information on the event and tickets can be purchased here.

O’Neill’s Irish Pub and Restaurant - Looking for a restaurant to get your St. Patrick's Day feast? How about at a restaurant that opened on St. Patrick's Day in 1999! O’Neill’s Pub and Restaurant in Norwalk offers an Irish pub culture inspired straight from Ireland.

Clam O’Cleary at The Lansdowne Pub & Music - Dance the day away when Clan O'Cleary comes to The Lansdowne Pub at Mohegan Sun. With traditional Irish music from a five piece band, the members of the group will also perform original songs. This event starts at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 17. Children with a legal parent or guardian are welcome to come before 9:00 p.m. After 9:00 p.m., all guests must be over 21 with a valid ID.

The Hops Company - Voted the Readers Choice Winner of Connecticut Magazine's Best Beer Bar, The Hops Company will have it all this St. Patrick's Day. From bagpipers and an Irish band, to a DJ, you'll be sure to have a variety of tunes to enjoy. This event is free and takes place Saturday, March 17 starting at 12 p.m. 

Greenwich St. Patrick's Day Parade - Let the festivities continue on Sunday, March 18 as Greenwich holds their annual St. Patrick's Day parade. Irish wolfhounds, pipe bands, horses and floats take the streets of Greenwich in celebration of the holiday. It start at 2 p.m. beginning at the Greenwich Town Hall. To download the parade route map, you can visit here

On a more serious note, you can learn about Irish history at Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University in Hamden. 

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