Wilmington’s Ultimate Guide to St. Patrick’s Day 2024 Celebrations

Wilmington transforms into a hub of Irish culture and festivity as St. Patrick’s Day approaches. With a diverse lineup of events that cater to every preference, from family-friendly parades to lively pub crawls, Wilmington is the destination for anyone looking to embrace the spirit of this cherished holiday. Here’s a guide to the top events that make St. Patrick’s Day in Wilmington unforgettable.

St. Patrick’s Day in Wilmington, DE

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Grand Marshal’s Reception

When: Thursday, March 7, 6 PM

Where: Ed Oliver Golf Club, 800 N Dupont Rd

The festivities commence with an elegant dinner at Ed Oliver Golf Club, where you can enjoy a fine meal and celebrate the grand marshal of the parade, a tradition that sets the tone for the upcoming events.

Mulrooney’s St. Paddy’s Day Celebrations

When: Saturday, March 9 7:30am-8pm

Where: Mulrooney’s, 201 New Rd, Wilmington, DE

An absolute MUST for those serious about St. Paddy’s. Mulrooney’s features a full line-up all day long:

  • Breakfast w/ Joey T’s Food Truck 7:30-11:30am
  • DJ Stormin Norman spinning 9am-7pm
  • Kris V & Richie D LIVE 2-5pm (outside tent)
  • Mulrooney’s Kitchen Open 12-8pm

Out & About’s St. Paddy’s Loop 2024

When: Saturday, March 9 – Sunday, March 10

Where: Catherine Rooney’s, 1616 Delaware Ave

The festivities continue into the night with Out & About’s St. Paddy’s Loop. Venture through Wilmington’s best nightlife spots, enjoying special deals and entertainment along the way. Featured bars include:
Catherine Rooney’s, Chelsea Tavern, DECO Wilmington, Gallucio’s Cafe, Grain Craft Bar, Grotto Pizza (Wilmington), Kelly’s Logan House, Maker’s Alley, The Chancery Market, Trolley Square Oyster House, Trolley Tap House, Wilma’s

47th Annual Irish Culture Club of Delaware’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

When: Saturday, March 9, 12-4pm

Where: N King St

As the day progresses, don’t miss the ICCD St. Patrick’s Day Parade on N King St. This evening parade adds a unique twist to the traditional celebrations. The Parade processes up King Street from 5th, past Rodney Square’s Reviewing Stand, finishing at St. Patrick’s Church at 15th Street.  Their post-Parade Hooley is in the Lot adjoining St. Patrick’s Church and St. Patrick’s Center.

Kid Shelleen’s St. Patrick’s Day Week

When: March 9 – 17

Where: Kid Shelleen’s – Trolley Square, 1801 W 14th St

Extend the celebrations with a week-long event at Kid Shelleen’s, where Irish specials and festive entertainment fill every day leading up to St. Patrick’s Day.

St. Patrick’s Revenge 5K

When: Sunday, March 17, 10 AM – 2 PM

Where: Bellefonte Brewing Co Brandywine, 1851 Marsh Rd

Kick off St. Patrick’s Day with the St. Patrick’s Revenge 5K, a fun run that combines fitness with festivity, followed by celebrations at Bellefonte Brewing Co.

Catherine Rooney’s 17 Days of St. Patrick

When: March 11-17

Where: Catherine Rooney’s, 1616 Delaware Ave

Live music? Check. Irish Sundays? Check. Incredible food specials that St. Patrick himself would’ve drooled over? Double check. Visit Catherine Rooney’s in Trolley Square for 17 days of Irish debauchery.

First Anniversary/St. Patrick’s Day Party

When: Sunday, March 17, 11 AM

Where: Finnegan’s Pub, 1701 Lovering Ave

Finnegan’s Pub combines its first anniversary with St. Patrick’s Day, offering a unique celebration filled with drinks, music, and festivity.

St. Patrick’s Day Brunch and Music

When: Sunday, March 17, 12 – 3 PM

Where: Liquid Alchemy Beverages, 28 Brookside Dr 

Wrap up the celebrations with a brunch and live music at Liquid Alchemy Beverages, a relaxing way to enjoy the final hours of St. Patrick’s Day.

From elegant dinners to lively parades and spirited pub crawls, Wilmington, DE, offers a full spectrum of St. Patrick’s Day events that promise a memorable experience for all. Whether you’re in the mood for a traditional celebration, a family-friendly event, or a night out on the town, Wilmington is the place to be this March.

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