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Celebrate the Way of the Irish: Valley St. Patrick's Day Events

Valentine’s Day has come and gone, and whether you spent it alone or with a special someone, it is time to move on to the next big day of the year. A day that, no matter your relationship status, we can all celebrate pressure-free.

It’s time to transition from red roses and chocolates to green beer and corned beef hash, teddy bears with bag-pipes. Restaurants throughout the Valley are gearing up for St. Patrick’s Day with specialty menus, live entertainment and specialty cocktails. Festivities are set for the greenest time of the year and Leprechauns are gearing up to make their annual debut.

Get your best green ensemble ready and check out one, or all of these Valley St. Patrick’s Day events!

The Tilted Kilt

The Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery is gearing up for its annual Irish Hooley menu. The authentic Irish menu is offered now through St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) at all six Valley locations. Dishes featured on the menu include; Danny Boy’s Shepherd’s Pie, Corned Beef Hash, Corned Beef and Cabbage, Scotch Eggs, and a variety of Irish-themed cocktails and desserts. Each location will host an Irish-themed party on St. Patty’s Day!

tiltedkilt.com

Thirsty Lion

Thirsty Lion Pub and Grill, gastro-pub at Tempe Marketplace, is embracing its Irish roots and offering a specialty menu and green beer for St. Patrick’s Day. March 15 through March 17 will feature live music from CooBee Coo, Irish bagpipers, and a performance from the Easton Ashe.

thirstylionpub.com/tempe

Kelly’s at Southbridge

Kelly’s At Southbridge is your one-stop-pub for St. Patrick’s Day fun. Located on Sixth Avenue in Old Town Scottsdale, the 8,000 square-foot, swanky pub will feature live music and food and drink specials Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17. Kelly’s can pull the perfect pint of Guinness and fool you into thinking you’re in the Emerald Isle.

kellysatsouthbridge.com

St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Irish Faire

Celebrating its 30-year anniversary, the parade will begin at 10 a.m., and proceeds south along Third Street, from Sheridan to Moreland streets. The Faire begins immediately following the parade at Margaret T. Hance Park at North Central Avenue and West Culver Street, and will feature Irish music, Irish step dancing, bagpipers, food and beverages, Irish crafts and novelties and a children’s play area. Adult faire tickets are $10, free for children and for the parade

phxirish.org

Scottsdale’s Ultimate Block Party, the St. Patrick’s Day Edition

Scottsdale’s St. Patrick’s Day Ultimate Block Party gates open Saturday, March 16 at 3 p.m. and the event runs until 2 a.m. The block party on North Craftsman Court in Scottsdale is a 21 and over event, and admission includes a street party, entrance to bars Dos Gringos, Rockbar Inc. and Blitz Sports Bar, plus tons of live entertainment. Tickets are $15.

scottsdalesultimateblockparty.com

St. Patrick’s Day Run & Beer Garden

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the sixth annual four-mile run/walk and beer garden! The new course for this year will run through Tempe’s Kiwanis Park. Quench your post- or pre-race thirst at the beer garden, and don’t forget to wear your best green running gear! Saturday, March 16, the bar opens at 4 p.m. and race begins at 5 p.m. at Kiwanis Park in Tempe. Registration is $30 through 10 a.m. March 16.

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CELEBRATE THE WAY OF THE IRISH: VALLEY ST. PATRICK'S DAY EVENTS

Valentine’s Day has come and gone, and whether you spent it alone or with a special someone, it is time to move on to the next big day of the year. A day that, no matter your relationship status, we can all celebrate pressure-free.

It’s time to transition from red roses and chocolates to green beer and corned beef hash, teddy bears with bag-pipes. Restaurants throughout the Valley are gearing up for St. Patrick’s Day with specialty menus, live entertainment and specialty cocktails. Festivities are set for the greenest time of the year and Leprechauns are gearing up to make their annual debut.

Get your best green ensemble ready and check out one, or all of these Valley St. Patrick’s Day events!

TK st pattysThe Tilted Kilt

The Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery is gearing up for its annual Irish Hooley menu. The authentic Irish menu is offered now through St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) at all six Valley locations. Dishes featured on the menu include; Danny Boy’s Shepherd’s Pie, Corned Beef Hash, Corned Beef and Cabbage, Scotch Eggs, and a variety of Irish-themed cocktails and desserts. Each location will host an Irish-themed party on St. Patty’s Day!

tiltedkilt.com

Kelly’s at Southbridge

Kelly’s At Southbridge is your one-stop-pub for St. Patrick’s Day fun. Located on Sixth Avenue in Old Town Scottsdale, the 8,000 square-foot, swanky pub will feature live music and food and drink specials Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17. Kelly’s can pull the perfect pint of Guinness and fool you into thinking you’re in the Emerald Isle.

kellysatsouthbridge.com

St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Irish Faire

Celebrating its 30-year anniversary, the parade will begin at 10 a.m., and proceeds south along Third Street, from Sheridan to Moreland streets. The Faire begins immediately following the parade at Margaret T. Hance Park at North Central Avenue and West Culver Street, and will feature Irish music, Irish step dancing, bagpipers, food and beverages, Irish crafts and novelties and a children’s play area. Adult faire tickets are $10, free for children and for the parade

phxirish.org

Scottsdale’s Ultimate Block Party, the St. Patrick’s Day Edition

Scottsdale’s St. Patrick’s Day Ultimate Block Party gates open Saturday, March 16 at 3 p.m. and the event runs until 2 a.m. The block party on North Craftsman Court in Scottsdale is a 21 and over event, and admission includes a street party, entrance to bars Dos Gringos, Rockbar Inc. and Blitz Sports Bar, plus tons of live entertainment. Tickets are $15.

scottsdalesultimateblockparty.com

tl st pattys 2Thirsty Lion

Thirsty Lion Pub and Grill, gastro-pub at Tempe Marketplace, is embracing its Irish roots and offering a specialty menu and green beer for St. Patrick’s Day. March 15 through March 17 will feature live music from CooBee Coo, Irish bagpipers, and a performance from the Easton Ashe.

thirstylionpub.com/tempe

St. Patrick’s Day Run & Beer Garden

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the sixth annual four-mile run/walk and beer garden! The new course for this year will run through Tempe’s Kiwanis Park. Quench your post- or pre-race thirst at the beer garden, and don’t forget to wear your best green running gear! Saturday, March 16, the bar opens at 4 p.m. and race begins at 5 p.m. at Kiwanis Park in Tempe. Registration is $30 through 10 a.m. March 16.

4peaksracing.com

Certified Local Fall Festival

Local First Arizona Hosts Certified Local Fall Festival

Bring your family and friends to Portland Parkway on Nov. 10 for Local First Arizona’s 8th Annual Certified Local Fall Festival.

Voted “Best Free Festival” in 2011’s New Times Best Of Phoenix awards, the Certified Local Fall Festival is free to attend, and the first 500 attendees will receive gift bags. The event aims to bring attention to and celebrate Phoenix’s many esteemed, locally owned businesses and everything that Downtown Phoenix has to offer. Last year, more than 6,000 people attended this popular local event.

Participating vendors include:

  • Practical Art
  • Community Tire
  • Zia Records
  • Frances Boutique
  • Kidstop Toys
  • Across Arizona Tours
  • Pink House Boutique
  • Desert Song Yoga
  • Noble Beast Pet Boutique
  • Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center
  • Samurai Comics, and more.

In addition to having the opportunity to explore Downtown Phoenix, the festival is also the perfect opportunity to get an early start on holiday shopping. Various booths will be set up throughout the festival and there will even be a Kids Craft Booth.

Looking for some live entertainment? Some of Arizona’s best musicians and local favorites will also be in attendance and will perform on the Music Stage, sponsored by Bookmans.

And for the foodies out there, the Certified Local Fall Festival will also give attendees a chance to sample local cuisine and food-truck grub, including:

  • Postino
  • Bruce Brown Catering
  • Urban Cookies
  • America’s Taco Shop
  • green/nami
  • Belinda’s Pickles
  • Short Leash Hot Dogs
  • Carte Blanche Gourmet Tacos
  • Sandra Dee’s Catering, and more.

But that’s not it. Roosevelt Row, a popular downtown area filled with local businesses, is just within walking distance from Portland Parkway. Attendees can visit the Irish Cultural Center and the Japanese Friendship Garden or even get a bite to eat.

Attendees can purchase a $10 ticket for admittance to the Beer and Wine Garden to sample an array of Arizona beers and wines. Tickets for food samples and select activities are just $1 dollar.

For more information about the Certified Local Fall Festival, visit localfirstaz.com/fall-festival.

 

If You Go: Certified Local Fall Festival

10 W. Portland St. (btw Third & Central avenues),
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Saturday, Nov. 10th
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Old Town Scottsdale Sunset, Photo: seantoyer, Flickr

Seven Top Summer Events in Phoenix

Summertime is officially upon us, which means it’s time to relax and enjoy all that Phoenix has to offer. Phoenix has fun and exciting ways to celebrate the weekends during those hot summer months, whether it’s for a holiday or for no reason at all. These seven events are sure to get your mind off the scorching sun and the triple digits, and each are (thankfully) timed just right, when the sun is just beginning to set.

1. Music in the Garden

From 7:30-9:30 p.m. on June 10, 17 and 24, head over to the Desert Botanical Garden, where live bands play and guests the chance to dance under the moonlight as well as indulge in the beautiful night weather on the professional ballroom dance floor.

Admission: $21 General, $15 for DBG members

[stextbox id="grey"]Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008
480-941-1225
www.dbg.org [/stextbox]

2. Hot Summer Nights Concert Series

Come hear live bands for free on High Street at CityCenter of CityNorth. A Kids Club Zone is also available with face painting and balloon artists, while adults can take advantage of exclusive restaurant and shopping deals. Open to the public from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on June 11 and 25 and July 9 and 23.

Admission: Free

[stextbox id="grey"]CityCenter of CityNorth
5455 E. High St., Suite 115
Phoenix, AZ, 85054
480-347-1313
www.citycenterofcitynorth.com[/stextbox]

3. Prowl and Play at the Phoenix Zoo

Kids and adults have the chance to experience the zoo like never before! Guests can enjoy animal meet and greets, take part in Squirt Gun Water Wars, and even visit the sting ray exhibit. When the sun begins to set, you can sign up for a guided night hike where you can visit some of your favorite animals and see what they do during the night. Prowl and Play is available from 6-9:30 p.m. on June 11, July 9 and August 13.

Admission: $6

[stextbox id="grey"]Phoenix Zoo
455 North Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008
602-273-1341
www.phoenixzoo.org [/stextbox]

4. 5th Annual Bloomin’ Beerfest

This festival celebrates Irish author James Joyce and his novel, Ulysses, with Irish food and music, readings from the novel, and of course, beer tasting. The event runs from 7-10 p.m. at the Irish Cultural Center in downtown Phoenix on Saturday, June 11.

Admission: $25 presale, $35 at the gate
Price includes all activities plus 16 token tickets which can be used towards food and beer.

[stextbox id="grey"]Irish Cultural Center
1106 North Central Avenue
Phoenix Arizona 85004
602-258-0109
www.azirish.org[/stextbox]

5. After Dark in the Park

From 7-9 p.m. on June 25, community members and families are invited to celebrate an evening full of live music, enjoy cuisine from local food vendors, and watch fireworks.

Admission: Free

[stextbox id="grey"]Maryvale Baseball Park
4420 N. 51st Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85031
602-262-6275[/stextbox]

6. Light Up the Sky

At the Maryvale Sports Complex, guests are able to enjoy a night full of different activities, food, entertainment and an outstanding fireworks display to end the night. This is a family oriented and non-alcoholic event and is free to the public. Light Up the Sky takes place on Friday, July 1 from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Admission: Free

[stextbox id="grey"]Deer Valley Park
19602 N 19th Ave
Phoenix, AZ, 85027
602-495-3735[/stextbox]

7. Fourth of July Fireworks in Tempe

The Tempe Town Lake offers a patriotic and fun-filled Fourth of July. The event promises local live entertainment, face painters and the Splash Playground for children, as well as a rock climbing wall and rides. The Budweiser Beer Garden will also be open to adults. A spectacular 40-minute firework show will take place from the Mill Avenue Bridge and will be choreographed to patriotic music. The event starts at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 4.

Admission: $6 at all Fry’s Food Stores, $8 at the gate

[stextbox id="grey"]Tempe Town Lake
S Rural Rd & E Rio Salado Pkwy
Tempe, Arizona 85281
www.tempe4th.com[/stextbox]