While we specialize in promoting Scottish Highand Games and Festivals, we can’t help but spread the love by listing some fun things to do for St. Paddy’s day!
Whether you’re wanting to go to a parade or stay home and watch a movie marathon, we’re sure you’ll find something fun to do below with our top 5 suggestions!!
1) Go to a Parade:
Who doesn’t love a good street party? It would be impossible for us to list every event, so here’s a small list of events in major cities across the globe for 2023!
St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Chicago, IL
March 11 – March 18
CelticFest Vancouver, BC
St. Patrick’s Festival, London
St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival, Sydney, AU
St. Patrick’s Day Parade Dublin, Ireland
St. Patricks’ Day Parade, New York City
St. Patricks Parade, Toronto, Canada
2) Have a Movie Marathon
The 45 Best Irish Movies of All-Time
Whether you’re looking for a recent release, a horror flick, a romance, or a historical drama…Good Housekeeping has compiled a list of Irish-themed movies to enjoy in 2023 (or any time of the year!)
3) Make a Green Cocktail!
Green with Envy
A sweet, citrus and herby mix, that’s easy to make and easier to drink. Fresh and green as an Irishman at a sporting event. It’s sure to make St. Patrick’s day a special one for you and your mates.
1 Basil Leaf
1½ Parts Jameson Original
1 Part lemon
1½ Parts Prosecco
1 Part Simple Syrup
- To Make the Simple Syrup: Add 250ml boiling water to 250g white granulated sugar and stir well to dissolve. Allow to cool, bottle and refrigerate.
- Lightly muddle basil leaves in your cocktail shaker.
- Add all the rest of the ingredients except sparkling wine and shake with ice.
- Double strain into a chilled tall glass filled with ice.
- Top with sparkling white wine and garnish with a basil leaf.
4) Make some Guinness Beef Stew!
- 2 pounds stewing beef
- 3 tablespoons oil
- 2 tablespoons flour
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Pinch of cayenne
- 2 large onions, coarsely chopped
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 2 tablespoons tomato puree, dissolved in 4 tablespoons water
- 1 1/4 cups Guinness
- 2 cups largely diced carrots
- Sprig of fresh thyme
- Chopped parsley, for garnish
Trim the meat of any fat or gristle, and cut into 2-inch cubes.
Toss beef with 1 tablespoon of the oil. In a small bowl, season the flour with salt, pepper and cayenne. Toss meat with seasoned flour. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over high heat. Brown the meat on all sides.
Reduce the heat, add the onions, crushed garlic and tomato puree to the skillet, cover, and cook gently for 5 minutes.
Transfer the contents of the skillet to a dutch oven and pour half of the Guinness into the skillet. Bring Guinness to a boil and stir to dissolve the caramelized meat juices in the pan.
Pour over the meat, along with the remaining Guinness. Add the carrots and thyme. Stir and adjust seasonings. Cover the dutch oven and simmer over low heat, or in a 300-degree F oven until the meat is tender, 2 to 3 hours. Garnish the beef with parsley and serve.