The day upon what is believed to be St. Patrick’s death, March 17, has been celebrated in Ireland as a religious holiday for more than 1,000 years. His backstory and legacy are completely ingrained into Irish history, and one his most well-known legends is the story of how he explained the Holy Trinity using the three leaves of a native Irish clover, the shamrock.
What was once a Roman Catholic day of feasting amidst the days of Lent has since turned into a full day of partying and parading. This turn of celebration happened around 1772 when Irish soldiers serving in the English military grew homesick and organized a march in New York City on St. Patrick’s Day. The passion and exuberance for the day grew from there in the hundreds of years to follow.
America quickly adopted the holiday as so many roots can be traced back Irish immigrant ancestors. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated all over with the general theme of green, shamrocks, good food and large drinks. How are you celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this year?
Cannibal and Craft’s St. Patrick’s Day
Where: Cannibal and Craft Little Rock
When: March 17, 6 PM
What: “The biggest and greenest St. Patrick’s Day Party in Arkansas” Cannibal and Craft is providing drink specials ($3 Guinness, $5 Irish Car Bombs, $5 Green Tea Shots), live music (Cliff and Susan), DJs (DJ Kramer) and more festive surprises.
St. Paddy’s Block Party
Where: Argenta Arts District, Main St in front of Cregreen’s Irish Pub
When: March 19, 11 AM – March 20, 10 PM
What: A socially distanced block party on Main St in Argenta. Safely celebrate outdoors with drinks from Cregreen’s and live music by We Few.
St. Patrick’s Day at Dugan’s Pub
Where: Dugan’s Pub Little Rock
When: March 17, 11 AM – close
What: Drink specials available all day, Irish step dancers at 7 PM, special merch giveaways and live music to end the night with Kish Moody and Paul Tull. “Come on down to 3rd Street if you’re feelin’ lucky.”
St. Patrick’s Day Party
Where: Landmark Apartments in Little Rock, AR
When: March 17, 4 PM
What: Enjoy appetizers, drinks and St. Paddy’s day fun in the Landmark Clubhouse.
St. Patrick’s Day
Where: Board & Brush Conway
When: March 17, 6 PM – 9 PM
What: “Bring your green drink and join us for fun in the studio.” Get creative on St. Patrick’s Day and register in advance for a three hour session at $68 per person.