When it comes to St. Patrick's Day fun, don your festive green and head to Cape Cod, because the region is ready to provide a taste of Ireland close to home! Here is a line-up of festive celebrations that would make anyone green with envy.
Cape Cod St. Patrick's Parade (Yarmouth)
The Cape's largest celebration of the green is back with the highly anticipated Cape Cod St. Patrick's Parade. Kicking off at 11 am this Saturday, March 5 near Skull Island Adventure Golf on Route 28 in South Yarmouth, the lively procession features dozens of marching bands, bagpipe units, floats, Irish Step Dancers, Clydesdales, antique cars and family friendly entertainment. Get ready to (sham)rock the day away from the sidelines!
Cape Cod Beer (Hyannis)
In the mood for some Irish-inspired antics? Discover Cape Cod Beer's limited edition “crushable” Shillelagh Irish Pale Ale and Top o’ the Morning Irish Coffee Stout at the brewery's St.Patrick's Parade Pre-Party on Friday, March 4 at 7 pm. Enjoy live music, small St. Patrick’s bites from JP’s Twisted BBQ & Grille and a special performance by the step dancers of the Proto Casano School of Irish Dance. Find out more and get advance tickets here! Then, from March 17-20, the brewery will keep the party going all weekend long with live music acts, Irish food and tasty craft brews.
Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub (Falmouth)
There’s a clock on the wall behind the bar at this beloved downtown Falmouth pub which counts down all year long to one date - St. Patrick’s Day. With an Irish flag proudly flying out front and a menu designed to satisfy your cravings for Irish Pub cuisine, Liam Maguire’s hand delivers your passport to Ireland! Come hungry so you don’t have to choose between the Gaelic Poutine and Beef & Guinness Stew, then order an Irish coffee and listen to the best of St. Patrick’s Day songs in this lively pub atmosphere.
Scally's Irish Ale House (Yarmouth)
In Ireland, the village pub is where the community gathers, and Scally's Irish Ale House keeps those traditions alive as the quintessential Irish pub in the heart of downtown Yarmouth. The restaurant will paint itself green for St. Paddy's Day, with 30 beers on tap and a menu that features green-inspired dishes like Irish Poutine, Shepherd's Pie and Dublin Fried Chicken & Waffles. Scally's is also sponsoring the Irish Festival at Mashpee's Cape Cod Children's Museum on Saturday, March 12th, featuring Irish dancers, storytelling, fiddlers, arts & crafts and leprechaun fun. Added luck: All festival-goers receive a parting gift of dining discounts at Scally's.
Bobby Byrne’s (Mashpee, Sandwich and Hyannis)
Uncover the storied history of the pub that celebrates language and artifacts across three unique Cape Cod locations influenced by the Celtic Knot logo. Warm-up with a Crock O’Gold French onion soup and celebrate the day with specials including Corned Beef & Cabbage, Irish Stew, and classic soup and sandwich combos paired with a pint of Guinness.
Cape Cod Coffee Roasting Facility (Mashpee)
Test out your Irish cooking skills on Tuesday, March 15th at Cape Cod Coffee's Guinness Beef Stew Crockpot Cooking Class. Pair a pint with Chef John's savory beef stew as you learn to make it , then take home a recipe card tailored for out own crockpot just in time to wow your friends or family on St. Patrick's Day.
Bad Martha Farmer’s Brewery (Falmouth)
Did someone say party? The brewery's extending the St. Paddy's Day party to a four-day celebration, starting Thursday, March 17th and wrapping up with an Irish-themed Sunday Funday. The festivities kick off Thursday with a "Party like St. Patrick" event, including food & drink specials all day long, followed by Test Your Luck Trivia on Friday and the Let’s Get Lucked Up Day Party on Saturday afternoon. On Sunday, unleash your dog’s Irish spirit with festive accessories and bring them down for "Pups & Pints: Pet me I’m Irish!" Rumor has it there will be treats.
Quahog Republic Dive Bar (Falmouth)
Brush up on your traditional Irish drinking toasts and raise a glass of this cozy neighborhood gem’s locally brewed Quahog Republic Golden Ale (it even comes in a green can)! Irish classics will grace the menu all week long, and live music by The Silent Trees on St. Patrick's Day evening will lend itself to plenty of carousing. Bring some gold coins along for Keno and try for a little Luck O’ the Irish while you feast on the almond-encrusted Fish & Chips.
Gannon’s Tavern (Hyannis)
Start your St. Patrick’s Day celebration early at family-owned Gannon’s Tavern, where you can nosh on Shepherd's Pie, beer-battered Fish n' Chips and their popular Irish Nachos (an unforgettable combo of waffle fries, bacon, cheddar cheese sauce and scallions). Three cheers for the handcrafted cocktail menu that’s almost equal to finding a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow and live music in the evening. Outdoor dining open on the deck!
Cape Cod Irish Village (South Yarmouth)
Their tagline is “A little bit of Ireland on Cape Cod,” which rings especially true each year around St. Patrick's Day. The restaurant starts the festivities a week early (March 4-6) to coincide with the Cape Cod St. Patrick's Parade. Live entertainment throughout the weekend includes music acts and Irish step dancers. Slainte!