There’s no better place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than Boston (well, OK, besides Ireland). Boston has one of the highest concentrations of Irish pubs (and people of Irish descent) in the US, and St. Paddy’s Day celebrations date back to the days before the American Revolution. But if you’re not interested in fighting through the throngs of people day-drinking along the parade route in “Southie,” put on all the green clothes you can find and head to Faneuil Hall for some family fun.
From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the St. Patrick’s Day celebration at Faneuil Hall will feature free live entertainment on the West End Stage. Performers will include bagpipers, Irish step dancers and other Irish musical groups. We know you’ve been practicing your jig for just this occasion!
If you’re hungry from all that dancing, nearby Durgin-Park will be serving New England corned beef and cabbage all day, and Ned Devine’s Irish Pub will have a special St. Patrick’s Day menu. In fact, if you’re already in the Boston area, stop by Ned Devine’s tonight for a chance to win a free trip for 2 to Ireland. Ah, the luck of the Irish!
For more information on the free celebration, check out the Faneuil Hall Marketplace website.