One of the most celebrated days in Hartford is quickly approaching! Do you have your game plan? Whether you plan to celebrate on parade day, save yourself for the official holiday, or you have the Irish spirit and are ready to take on both, we’re here to help you make the most out of St. Patrick’s Day here in Hartford!
The parade takes place on March 11th and kickstarts the celebrations. The parade begins at the Capitol Building at 11:00 am and continues down Capitol Avenue. It then takes a left onto Main Street, a left onto Asylum Street, and finally another left onto Ford Street to finish at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch. With over 60,000 parade participants, it’s one of the most exciting days in the city.
After the parade, we highly recommend sticking around Downtown for the rest of the day. We’ve pulled together a list of bars and restaurants offering specials:
One of Hartfords oldest streets will be buzzin’ after the parade! You can expect live music from Below the Gaff from 12:00–4:00 pm. Come early to score a free koozie! The street will be lined with outdoor bars and food specials from Vaughan's Irish Public House, Sunberry Restaurant and Bar, and Sorella. Vaughan’s is currently Hartford’s only Irish pub and it has been voted Best Guinness in CT—don’t leave for the day without enjoying a pint! Sláinte!
Don’t worry, there's more! On St. Patrick’s Day, Hartford will still be celebrating! Here are our recommendations:
The countdown is on! Gather your green and practice your jig! We can’t wait to see you. However you decide to celebrate, be sure to tag @experiencehartford.