11 Great Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Weekend in Worcester County

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WORCESTER – This year, St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Sunday. For many that annually indulge in the March 17 celebrations, following the holiday at work on Monday, March 18 may prove to be difficult.

Here at ThisWeekinWorcester.com, we’ve found ten ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all weekend long in Worcester County — with a focus on family-friendly activities and getting you home early on Sunday night.

Here are 11 fun ways to celebrate the Irish holiday:

#11 –

What: Red Hot Chili Pipers – “Bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent and a show so hot, it carries its own health warning. The achievements of the Red Hot Chilli Pipers have reached incredible heights with a groundbreaking fusion of traditional Scottish music and rock/pop anthems, which the band proudly calls ‘bagrock.'”

Where: Hanover Theatre – 2 Southbridge St., Worcester

When: March 17 – 4 PM  – Tickets

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# 10 –

WhatLucky Hidden Charms –  “This Sunday, 3/17, we’ll be placing hidden shamrocks randomly in our escape rooms.  Should any member of your team find a shamrock, all members of your escape room will pay nothing for the room!  That’s right, it will be 100% FREE!”

Where: Escape Games Worcester  – 108 Grove St., Worcester

When: March 17 – 12:30 PM to 8:30 PM – Book Your Escape

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# 9 –

What: Green Day at Wachusett Mountain – “Dress like a Leprechaun and save! – Ride Green and Save Green! Drive a hybrid to the mountain or carpool with 4 or more people and you’ll all receive a discount off your lift tickets. – Live music on the back deck from 1-3pm, weather permitting. – Live Music in the Coppertop Lounge from 5-8pm..and much more!

Where: Wachusett Mountain – 499 Mountain Rd., Princeton

When: March 17 – 7:30 AM to 10 PM

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#8 – 

What: Irish Dance Lessons -“Come join the McInerney School of Irish Dance at Redemption Rock Brewing Co. and learn to Irish step dance! Your ticket includes a one-hour dance class, plus one post-lesson beer. All levels and ages welcome!”

Where: Redemption Rock Brewing – 333 Shrewsbury St., Worcester

When: Sat., March 16 – 10 AM to 11 AM – Tickets

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#7 – 

What: Diamonds from the Dust – “Worcester’s professional vocal ensemble, honors St. Patrick’s Day in a concert of choral works of and from Ireland.”

Where: Trinity Lutheran Church – 73 Lancaster St., Worcester

When: March 17 – 4 PM to 5:30 PM – Tickets

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#6 & #5 –

What: March 16 – Worcester Railers vs Maine Mariners  – “On Saturday, March 16 the Railers host the Maine Mariners at 7pm on a BIG GAME SATURDAY! The first 3,000 fans will receive a St. Patrick’s Day themed TRAX bobblehead presented by Cornerstone Bank.”

March 17 – Worcester Railers vs Manchester Monarchs – On Sunday, March 17 the Railers host the Manchester Monarchs at 3pm on a KIDS GIVEAWAY SUNDAY!  The first 1,000 kids 12-and-under will receive a co-branded green Worcester Railers / Worcester Bravehearts water bottle courtesy of the Worcester Bravehearts!

Where: DCU Center

When: March 16 – 7 PM – Tickets; March 17 – 3:05 PM – Tickets

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#4 – 

What: St. Patrick’s Day Brunch with the Stillwater Band – “The Stillwater String Band is an acoustic trio from central Massachusetts that plays a mix of contemporary and traditional music.”

WhereBirchTree Bread Co. – 138 Green St., Worcester

When:  March 17 – 11 AM – 2 PM

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#3 – 

What: St. Patrick’s Day Doggie Beer Fest – “Bring your pup to the BARkery this year to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! They can belly up to the bar for free tastings of our three most popular doggie beers… Cockadoodle Brew, Puggies Pork Porter and Beefy Brown Ale! We’ll also have $1 peanut butter jello shots and raffles! And what would a doggie Beer Fest be without Green Beer & Pots of Gold Cookies! The fun starts at 12 and goes until 4! OHHHHH and all Irish setters and Irish Wolf hounds will get an extra 10% off anything they’d like to take home!! Cheers!”

Where: Quite Fetching Barkery and Pet Boutique – One Grafton Common #114, Grafton

When: 12 PM to 5 PM

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#2 – 

What: 2nd Annual St. Pat’s Day Bash – Wachusett Brewery: “TWO fun filled days of St. Pat’s parties ready for you!
As always, the Brew Yard LOVES to throw a great party. This year we figured why not have 2 days and 4 bands to celebrate our favorite Irish holiday. Both days will have traditional Irish food for you to enjoy along with 24 of your favorite beers on tap!”

Where: Wachusett Brewery – 175 State Rd., Westminster

When:  Saturday, March 16:
4pm: Irish tunes by “Banjo & Sons”
6pm: Crazy covers with “Go Gadget Go!”

Sunday, March 17:
12pm: Irish music by “Vinny Prendergast & the Blarney”
2pm: Country Rock fun with “Max Recoil”

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#1 – 

What: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – “Arny hamm, Belfast cowboys, and Hit the bus will entertain you. The most popular St. Paddy’s Day party in Worcester. Everyone’s Irish on St. Paddy’s day, so come celebrate at a real Irish Pub!! Festivities start at Fiddler’s Green at noontime and end at 9:30, so feel free to go earlier if you don’t want to miss any of the party. There will be live music and dancers throughout the event.”

Where: Worcester Hibernian Club – Fiddler’s Green, 19 Temple St., Worcester

When: Mar 17 – 12 PM to 9 PM

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    Patrick Sargent is the founder and lead reporter for ThisWeekinWorcester.com. He was born and raised on Grafton Hill and is a graduate of Holy Name high school and Worcester State University. Over the past two years, he worked as a contributing reporter for the Worcester Sun. Previous to that, over the course of several years, he had stints with GoLocalWorcester, Worcester Magazine, the Leominster Champion and Fitchburg Pride. He is the owner of Sargent Media, LLC and can be contacted at [email protected] or 774-232-1223.