6 min readBy Published On: March 14th, 2024Categories: See and Do0 Comments on Weekend Picks – St. Patrick’s Day 2024

An Irish Blessing: May your troubles be less and your blessings be more and nothing but happiness come through the door.

REMINDER: Liquor Stores will close at 4pm on Sunday, March 20th. All Bars + Restaurants in South Boston will close doors between 6-6:30pm and need to be cleared out by 7:00pm on Sunday, March 19th.

Check out our Guide to St. Patrick’s Day in Southie! 

It’s our pleasure to bring you all that is hip and happening this St. Patrick’s season leading up to St. Patrick’s Day weekend!  We’ll give you suggestions on where to watch the parade, tips on entertaining, where to eat corned beef and cabbage, where to catch some live Irish music, which bars to go to, and so much more.  This guide will be updated weekly, so keep checking for new scoop.

Cannonball Cafe

Cannonball Cafe is hosting a St. Pat’s celebration on Sunday, March 17th starting at 10am. Enjoy a pre-parade event with face painters, balloon artists, and goodies to spruce up your festive outfits. Live music will be performed by Boxty Boston, and performances by Irish step dancers from McGonagle School of Irish Dance. Get ready for a day filled with fun, laughter, and a whole lot of green.

St. Patrick’s Day Party at Seapoint

Seapoint is throwing an all-day St. Patrick’s Day Party on Saturday, March 16th! DJ Sean O’Toole will be providing the jams. Stop by to celebrate with a pitcher of beer and corned beef and cabbage!

Castle Island Brewery

CIB Southie taproom, conveniently located just a few steps from the South Boston Parade route, will feature live Irish music by Connacht on Saturday the 16th from 2-5pm, and a performance by Pat Dowling from 2-5pm on Sunday the 17th.  This year, they’re stocked up on holiday releases with the launch of Parade Beer (Blonde Ale), and the return of crowd favorites Dearg Doom (Irish Red Ale) and Southie Toast (Dry Irish Stout). We’ll also be serving green lagers all weekend long.  Plus, they’re collaborating with Kane’s Donuts to bring you a special donut made with our Parade Beer! A limited amount will be available in each taproom, so be sure to get in early!

St. Paddy’s Day Road Race

Edgerley Family South Boston Boys and Girls Club is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day 5K on Sunday, March 17th. The race will start at 11am. The route is along East and West Broadway with a turnaround at Farragut Statue! It is a perfect way to start your parade day celebrations! To make it even better, 100% of the proceeds will benefit teen programs at the Boys and Girls Club! Cheer on the runners along the route!

Corned Beef + Cabbage

Enjoy a traditional boiled dinner this weekend – just like Nana used to make! It pairs perfectly with a pint of Guinness. Here’s who’s serving it in Southie! 

Tune In – It’s the St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast

The annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast hosted by Sen. Nick Collins will take place at the Ironworkers Local 7 Union Hall in South Boston on the morning of Sunday, March 17th. Featured guests include U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, Governor Maura Healey, Congressman Stephen Lynch, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, Senate President Karen Spilka, Auditor Diana Dizoglio and Boston Mayor Michelle Wu. They will be joined at the dais by Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden, Boston City Councilors Ed Flynn and Erin Murphy, State Representative David Biele and US Naval Commander Chance Smith of the USS Truxton (DDG 103). Caught in Southie will be on hand with some color commentary! Learn more here! 

Bonus – Southie Swag -Get Parade Day Ready

Caught in Southies merch will be at Love Child all week!  Come check it out and get parade weekend ready! You can check out some of our merch that will be available here! 

Irish Step Dancing in the Neighborhood

For History Buffs

Did you know the St. Patrick’s Day Parade is actually the Evacuation Day Parade? There will be Evacuation Day Ceremonies on Friday at 10 am!  Get the details here!

Parade Pre-Game at Harpoon

Pre-Game the Parade at Harpoon on Sunday, March 17th, at 10am! There will be breakfast beers and Blarney beats. With the purchase of a ticket, you get a beer and a chance to win a $50 gift card. Get your tickets here!

Shamrock Showdown

Join the Timothy “Doc” Cook Scholarship Foundation on Friday, March 15th, and Saturday, March 16th, at the Murphy Rink for the Shamrock Showdown hockey game, where Boston Fire and friends of Tim Cook will take the ice. This is a free event to support the fight to raise awareness for those who suffer from the invisible wounds of PTSD. Stop by to watch the game and purchase raffles – there will be over 47 raffles, a 50/50 raffle, and lots of merch! Get more info here!

St. Patrick’s Day Boxing Tournament

Peter Welch’s Gym is hosting its First Annual St. Patrick’s Day Boxing Tournament on Saturday, March 9th and March 16th. The event will be held at 12pm. Boxers will be fighting for the opportunity to win 12 titles. Get your tickets here!

Annual St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl with Roza Lyons and Viva

Roza Lyons and Viva will be throwing their Annual St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl on Friday, March 15th, at 2pm. The route will start at Roza Lyons and move to Tom English’s, Stats, Loco, and Layla’s, and end at Lincoln! It is the perfect way to go to all your favorites in one epic bar crawl. Get all the info on Roza Lyons Instagram!

Succulent Garden Party at Love Child

Love Child is hosting a succulent garden party just in time for spring. The party is Friday, March 15th, from 4-7pm and Saturday, March 16th, all day. You will be arranging a succulent garden in a recycled wine bottle. And you can curate your own drink flight! Stop by Saturday! Also, our merchandise will be available for purchase. Come check it out.

More St. Patrick’s Day Festive Events

We’ve rounded up even more festive events happening around the neighborhood!  You can check them out here! 

St. Patrick’s Day Parade is Sunday!

The South Boston St. Patrick’s Day/Evacuation Day Parade takes place on Sunday, March 17th at 1pm!  Check out the route here! Plus traffic and driving restrictions here! 

Live Music Roundup

Lincoln: DJ Cam Wick, Friday, 10am to 3pm. Pat Dowling, Saturday 4-7pm. DJ Stenny, Saturday at 10pm. Legends of Summer, Sunday at 1pm.

Capo Supper Club: The One Night Stands, Friday at 7 pm. Irish Whispa’s, Saturday at 11am. Cold Wayne, Saturday at 7pm. Capo Karaoke, Sunday 12-6pm.

Hunter’s: Kali Lupus, Friday at 5pm. Christian Haddaegh, Saturday at 3pm. Matty Sheehan, Sunday at 2pm.


Bruins vs. Flyers, Saturday, March 16th at 7pm.

Celtics vs. Wizards, Sunday, March 17th at 6pm.

Here are 12 Places to Watch the Game in South Boston! 

Check back as this list may be updated! 

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