Parade, Parties, Great Food, and more!
Irish or not, we all wear green, celebrate the plucky leprechaun, drink green ale and tell tall tales. We’re willing to kiss a stone…sing an olde Irish song (after many mugs of the green ale) and in general, have a heck of a time.
But in Delaware County it all starts with music, community, and great food! String Bands, Military Groups, Scouts, Choirs and more have all marched in Springfield Township’s Irish Parade – and this year’s looks bigger and better than ever!
The March 16th parade starts at noon at West Springfield and Britton Roads, and ends at the reviewing stand at the Old Central School on Saxer Avenue and Powell Road. Springfield’s favorite musician, Tom Curtis, will be honored as Grand Marshall, and as part of the tradition, revelers can convene after the parade to celebrate all things Irish at Hanrahan’s Pub in Drexel Hill. Springfield Township St. Patrick’s Day Parade Facebook Page
LOCATION: Springfield Township, PA
AND…On March 16th at 7:30pm, Sony Music recording artists and Celtic Thunder lead singer, Emmet Cahill is considered to be Ireland’s most exciting young tenor. He will perform one show only at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center!
Cahill is an award-winning classically trained Irish tenor whose solo tour features songs from his debut album, “Emmet Cahill’s Ireland.” The album reached #1 on the Amazon, iTunes and “Billboard” World Music charts and offers the very best of traditional Irish music plus film and Broadway hits including “This is the Moment,” “Music of the Night,” and “Bring Him Home.” Upper Darby Performing Arts Website
Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
601 N Lansdowne Ave, Drexel Hill, PA 19026
AND FOR MORE IRISH MUSIC… Every Monday night Sligo’s Irish Pub features authentic Irish music from 7 to 9pm — and on Friday, March 29th they’ll be serving up plenty of laughter with this show:“Slainte: A Stand Up Comedy Show” featuring Delco’s own Peggy O’Leary (Discovery Channel).Tickets are $10 — $15. Sligo Irish Pub Website
Sligo Irish Pub
113 West State Street, Media, PA 19063