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 on Saturday, March 11 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!
The Emerald Resort - Cape Cod Irish Village (Hyannis)
Their tagline is “A little bit of Ireland on Cape Cod,” which rings especially true each year around St. Patrick's Day. The Cape Cod Irish Village starts the festivities a week early (March 10-11) with their Cape Cod Irish Festival, to coincide with the Cape Cod St. Patrick's Parade. There is live entertainment all weekend, from music acts and Irish step dancers to comedians and deejays, and tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Or make a weekend of it and book their two-night getaway package that includes festival admission! The fun continues on St. Patrick's Day itself, when the Cape Cod Irish Village welcome a line-up of Irish performers.
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 and Dublin Fried Chicken & Waffles. Scally's is also sponsoring the Irish Festival at Mashpee's Cape Cod Children's Museum on 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.
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 16th and wrapping up with an Irish-themed Sunday Funday. Things get started Thursday evening with Test Your Luck Trivia. St. Patrick’s Day festivities on Friday include Irish-themed specials (think Reuben Pizza), green beer and the release of Bad Martha's Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged Imperial Irish Red. Continue to don your green Saturday for the Let’s Get Lucked Up Party at 3 pm, which includes raffles, promos and music. And 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.
IrishFest at New Seabury Country Club (Mashpee)
New Seabury Country Club will be host of the 4th Annual IrishFest for Dana Farber this Saturday, March 11th from 1 to 5 pm. In addition to a cash bar and small bites, festivities include bagpipers, Irish step dancers and entertainment by Cape Cod radio personality Stephanie Viva! Open to the public, tickets will be available online and at the door; all event proceeds benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s running program to conquer cancer.
Bobby Byrne’s (Mashpee and Hyannis)
Uncover the storied history of the pub that celebrates language and artifacts at its two 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.
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 specials menu, and a deejay spinning tunes 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.
Cape Cod Coffee Roasting Facility (Mashpee)
Cape Cod Coffee on Route 130 will get the party going on St. Patrick's Day from 6 to 8:30 pm with live music by Irish Musician Al MacKay, Irish Specials, and plenty of Guinness (both indoor seating and heated outdoor seating available). Just keep an eye out so no leprechauns steal your beer cheese nachos...we hear they're a local favorite!
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!
The Flying Bridge (Falmouth)
Soak in picturesque views of Falmouth Harbor as you raise a toast to St. Patrick’s Day at The Flying Bridge Restaurant. On Friday, March 17th, get ready for the return of Rare Ould Times, performing from 5 to 8 pm at no charge (not even a pot o' gold!)
Cape Cod Beer (Hyannis)
In the mood for some Irish-inspired antics? Enjoy five nights of Irish-themed fun at Cape Cod Beer starting on Wednesday, March 15th, when the Hyannis brewery hosts St. Pawtricks Day! Dress up your pup in their best St. Paddy’s day attire from 4 to 6 pm, and enjoy local vendors, a doggie photo booth and prizes for best costumes. Then, from March 16-19, the brewery will keep the party going all weekend long with live music acts, their tasty craft brew and a St. Patrick’s Day menu by JP’s Twisted BBQ.
Get ready to celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Cape Cod! Slainte!