St. Patrick’s Day Weekend is going to fly by fast. Where do you plan to celebrate? With so much going on we thought it would be nice to gather a timeline of Downtown Celtic festivities for your disposal. From green beer at various pubs to a museum dedicated to Irish culture, if you are looking to celebrate your Irish heritage this weekend, downtown Albany has got you covered.
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St. Patsy’s Day | Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Freshen up for the weekend at Patsy’s Barber Shop. This historic Downtown barber shop offers African ribbon mahogany paneling, cut glass mirrors, white marble stations with rose marble trim, brass fixtures, a waiting area with eight comfortable chairs, and a prime location to clean up for all of your St. Patsy’s, I mean St. Patty’s Day needs with rose marble trim, brass fixtures, a waiting area with 8 comfortable chairs, and a prime location.s with rose marble trim, brass fixtures, a waiting area with 8 comfortable chairs, and a prime locati
Pub Crawl | Friday March 15th Starting at 8:00 PM
One night of St. Patrick’s Day not enough for you? Head over to downtown Albany for the Capital City Crawl – St. Patrick’s Day Edition. Party with over 2,000 people at the following bars: City Beer Hall, Legends on Pearl, Blue 82, Buddha Tea House, Pearl Street Pub, Bayou Café, and McGeary’s Irish Pub. $10 tickets for the crawl can be purchased at City Beer Hall and includes admission to all participating venues, a 12 oz St. Patty’s Day Crawl Cup, green beer, a “Stay Calm and Bar Crawl” St. Patty’s Day T-Shirt for those who complete the crawl, and more.
Family Fun at the Museum | Saturday March 16th from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Warm up for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade at the Irish American Heritage Museum located at 370 Broadway. The museum is a great place to celebrate with family before the Parade. Get in tune with your heritage with great exhibits focused on Irish culture.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade | Parade kicks off on March 16th at 2:00 PM
The peak of the weekend’s festivities is certainly the 64th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, an Albany tradition whose route travels Downtown to the epicenter of Irish festivities. There will be music. There will be Irish pride. There will be a whole lot of green. Celebrate this must attend Albany event.
Post Parade Party | After the parade until ???
Music will be bumping throughout Downtown venues including the Bayou, McGeary’s Irish Pub, Franklins Tower, Buddha Tea House, and more. Get your groove on to music from Celtic to Rock N’ Roll. Visit downtownalbany.org and click on the business directory to find out where you want to celebrate after the Parade.
See you Downtown.