It’s that time of year again Wilmington, DE! Time to celebrate your Irish heritage whether you’re a wee bit Irish, a-lot-a-bit Irish or just Irish for the day- we’ve got your guide to safely celebrating St. Paddy’s Day! So, bust out your leprechaun’s best, grab that green food die and practice that accent because we’re ready!

Thursday, March 8th

ICCD 2018 St. Patricks Day Dinner

It’s too late to register for this now since the deadline was February 28th but we wanted to include it to make sure to get it on everyone’s radar for next year!  If you’re headed to Catherine Rooney’s tomorrow be sure to take some pictures and use #WilmToday! This is a great event consisting of a social hour from 6-7 pm an Irish themed dinner, drinks, and musical entertainment!

Saturday, March 10th

St. Patrick’s Parade

WHAT: Wilmington’s 43rd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
WHEN: Saturday, March 10, noon
WHERE: The parade begins at Fourth and King streets and heads north on King Street. It ends at 14th and King streets. 

To be clear, no this Saturday, March 10th is NOT actually St. Patrick’s Day and yes, NEXT Saturday, March 17th-actually is but be it as it may, the parade is definitely the 10th.  Besides, this just gives you a reason to celebrate twice.

If you’re a Wilmington, DE native you should know, this has been the case for the past 43 years.  The parade is always the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day, even on years (like this year) when the actual holiday falls on the weekend. This is due to the Irish Culture Club of Delaware’s (ICCD) high urge to allow members and the general public the option to celebrate the holiday on their own accord on the actual day, whether it be through events taking place elsewhere, like Boston or New York, or just a small gathering in their own home.

The After-the-Parade After-Party!

That’s Right, after the parade there’s the after the parade, after-party! The ICCD will be hosting the “Post-Parade Hooley Celebration” from noon to 4:00 pm which will take place in a large tent located close to 14th & King St. If you have never been, be sure you are dressed in layers, have comfortable boots on that could get wet and are ready for a party!

The St. Paddy’s Loop

After the after-party, you should probably take a nap because after that is the main event… The St. Paddy’s Day LOOP hosted by Out and About! For anyone attending Wilmington’s City Loops especially this one here’s some things you should know:

  1. People do wear “costumes” so feel free to get in leprechaun character.
  2. Get there early. Lines start before 10pm.
  3. Get a wristband at the first place you go to and avoid any additional cover charges.
  4. There actually is no longer “Shamrock Shuttle” because there will now be discounts on Lyft rides for those attending any loop-affiliated bar. Simply lyft from bar to bar. (Most are in walking distances)

Participating location for the loop are:

Catherine Rooney’s

Chelsea Tavern

Dead Presidents

Ernest & Scott

Gallucio’s Cafe

Grotto Pizza

Kelly’s Logan House

The Queen

Timothy’s Riverfront

Trolley Square Oyster House

Trolley Tap House

Wilmington is guaranteed to take on a life of its own following the parade as just about every restaurant, bar, tavern- you name it will be packed! You can even stroll along the Riverfront walk to see the beautiful sights along the water. There’s no doubt Wilmington is the place to be this weekend as loops bring fun, excitement and all your friends to #WilmToday -so don’t forget to show us!!

For those who aren’t lucky enough to live right here and are planning on driving to Wilmington but getting transportation home – no need to worry about getting towed! Feel totally comforted by the fact that you can leave your car at the”Last Call Lot” provided by the city. These lots are offering free overnight parking until noon the next day and are located at the Riverfront Commuter Lot (Justison St., across from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant) and Wilm. Parking Authority Surface Lot (Downtown, 8th& Orange streets). This is a complimentary service. You will not receive a parking ticket or be towed. DO NOT DRINK & DRIVE!

Thursday, March 15

Sponsors’ Dinner 

This year also marks the 25th anniversary of the annual dinner and communion breakfast held by the St. Patrick’s Day Society to benefit the city’s St. Patrick’s Center, which feeds the less fortunate across the East Side.   This is a fun-filled night beginning at 5:30 celebrating St. Patrick’s mission, thanking their donors, sponsors, and friends for their support and takes place at Elizabeth’s Catholic Church. Check the link above for details.

Stay safe this St. Patricks Day! Have a bit of fun and spread the Luck of the Irish, will ya?! Make sure to post your pictures of the parade, the parties, the loops and all of your green fun with #WilmToday on social media!


  • Show Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *


You May Also Like

Bardea is coming to Wilmington

Bardea, Italian Restaurant is Coming to Market Street

Another new restaurant, Bardea Food & Drink, is coming to N. Market Street downtown! If ...

New Housing: “Townhomes at Walt’s Way”

The Wilmington Housing Partnership (WHP) broke ground on Wednesday. Creating  another neighborhood improvement venture that ...

Wilmington Gets First Look at Revamped 76ers

After a heartbreaking postseason loss, the 76ers have revamped their lineup with key acquisitions ...

Holiday Crafts The Highlight Of The Monthly Art Loop

Wilmington has been supportive of its artist for quite some time now. For 30 ...

Riverfront Blues & Bar-B-Que Festival

Mark your calendar for Friday, August 5th through Sunday, August 7th when the 2016 ...

The Buccini/Pollin Group Launches BPG|360

The Buccini/Pollin Group Launches BPG|360 A full-service real estate asset and property management company ...

300-101   400-101   300-320   300-070   300-206   200-310   300-135   300-208   810-403   400-050   640-916   642-997   300-209   400-201   200-355   352-001   642-999   350-080   MB2-712   400-051   C2150-606   1Z0-434   1Z0-146   C2090-919   C9560-655   642-64   100-101   CQE   CSSLP   200-125   210-060   210-065   210-260   220-801   220-802   220-901   220-902   2V0-620   2V0-621   2V0-621D   300-075   300-115   AWS-SYSOPS   640-692   640-911   1Z0-144   1z0-434   1Z0-803   1Z0-804   000-089   000-105   70-246   70-270   70-346   70-347   70-410  

Copyright © 2020
Designed and Developed in Partnership with
Tapp Network - Mission-driven Marketing & Technology
Located in Wilmington, DE