For Love of the Irish - 405 Magazine

For Love of the Irish

A snapshot of St. Patrick’s Day events in the 405


Despite the annual St Patrick’s Day parade in OKC being cancelled for this year, there are still plenty of opportunities to paint the town green this weekend.

As luck would have it, the celebration of all things Irish, or the Feast of St. Patrick, falls on a Friday this year, so it’s a perfect opportunity to start the weekend early and channel your inner green.

A St. Patrick’s Day block party will be held at Tapwerks in Bricktown starting at noon, with Oklahoma’s Funk Frequency entertaining the crowds from 5 p.m. Starting even earlier is McNellie’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party, which will be taking over Midtown from 10 a.m. until the wee hours with music, drinks and food trucks.

For a more family-friendly event, the Myriad Gardens will be hosting a morning of fun-packed activities kicking off with a performance from the Oklahoma Scottish Pipes and Drums, followed by Irish dancing, storytelling and face painting. And if that weren’t enough, acoustic guitar and fiddle duo Casey and Minna will be performing, and visitors can even learn how to speak Gaelic – go raibh maith agat!

In one of OKC’s hippest locations, the Plaza District, Irish pub Saints will be offering all your favorite dishes from across the pond. And newly opened The Pritchard will be cooking up a storm with drink specials such as “A Dubliner in Magagascar” and “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” (of course).

 In Norman, O’Connell’s Irish Pub & Grille will be starting early with a green eggs and ham breakfast beginning at 7 a.m. followed by a day of live music including Jason Boland and the Stragglers.

Meanwhile, McNellie’s Abner Ale House will be offering traditional Irish beers and corned beef and cabbage specials.

And if it’s green beer you’re after, look no further than Slaughter’s Hall in Deep Deuce, which will be serving Irish breakfast with your green beer from 8 a.m. Erin go Bragh!