Learn about events, parties & celebrations in the Phoenix & Scottsdale, Arizona area during Saint Patrick's Day & how to save money on hotels.

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The greenest day in the desert is St. Patrick’s Day in Phoenix. Sun Valley’s first St. Patrick’s Day Parade was in 1984. It is held each year to preserve the heritage and traditions of Irish culture and to share it with the citizens of Arizona. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the Faire are the largest St. Patrick Day celebrations in the state.

The 39th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will begin at 10 am on March 12, 2022. The parade will start at 3rd St. and Oak St. and will head south through the streets of downtown Phoenix. In the colorful, lively procession, you’ll see performers, marching bands, bagpipers, entertainers, floats, Irish dancers, leprechauns, riders on horseback, police and fire vehicles, marchers in costumes and the Arizona Irish Colleen and her court.

After the parade, people will be going to the St. Patrick’s Day Faire at Margaret T. Hance Park. The Faire will have stages and a wide range of performers.

At the east side of the park, Patrick’s Stage will begin the day with Celtic vocals and the instrumentals of Pat McCrossan and Seisium 8. The afternoon will have Irish dance troupes.

The George O’Brien Memorial Stage has a line up of Irish bands. The Big Fellahs will open things up, followed by the Saints of Eirinn, Spirited Lads and Paddy’s Peg Legs. Kilted Spirit will close out the day.

There will be food, craft and merchandise vendors. Go to the Cottage Area and take part in an Irish tea ceremony priced at $10. At the VIP Arizona Craft Beer & Guinness Tasting Area, you can sip on a beer as you listen to the music. This family friendly Faire also has activities for the kids.

Special Events

The following are just some of the many other parties, celebrations and special events that happen around St. Patrick’s Day in Phoenix.

Seamus McCaffrey’s

Seamus McCaffrey’s is a staple in Phoenix’s downtown nightlife scene. They feature boxty pancakes, corned beef and cabbage, Guinness and whiskey flights. On St. Patrick’s Day, the pub is fenced off for an Irish fair. The party will have a beer garden with a mix of Irish and domestic beers. Step dancers, Irish bands and bagpipers will be performing all day and well into the night.

The Irish Cultural Center

The Irish Cultural Center links locals to the people in Ireland and Celtic cultures. You can get an in depth look into the history, arts and literature of Ireland. On Saturday, March 12, 2022, they will be having a book sale.


Champie’s is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with an all you can eat corned beef and cabbage dinner for $21.99 per person from 11 am to close. You can also order specialty items like Leprechaun cupcakes, green and white cookies, green beer and green bagels.

Rose & Crown

Rose & Crown is a British bar that will halt its British/Irish rivalry on St. Patrick’s Day. They’ll be having a beer filled celebration with Guinness stew, corned beef and cabbage plus the still British fish and chips.

Pot of Gold Music Festival

Pot of Gold Music Festival in Rawhide Western Town in Chandler on March 17, 2022. The line up includes Dirty Heads, Slightly Stoopid, Future, Atmosphere, TY Dolla Sign, Fishbone and more. Food and drink (alcohol and non-alcohol) will be available for purchase.

Clancy’s Pub

Clancy’s Pub in Scottsdale will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with corned beef, cabbage, green beer and Irish music on the patio.


Giligan’s in Scottsdale is a different kind of bar with a spin to win wheel and goldfish races. On St. Patrick’s Day, they’ll feature 24 ounce beers and lots of bar games, like giant Jenga and Connect 4.]

Phoenix City Grill

Phoenix City Grill will be serving its annual slow roasted corned beef brisket served with a chipotle dijon glaze, scalloped cabbage and rosemary roasted potatoes.


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