St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday observed on March 17th that remembers one of Ireland’s patron saints, St. Patrick and as a day of recognition of Irish and Irish American culture. St. Patrick’s Day 2017 traditions include celebrations concentrating on Irish themed parties, drinks and food. Many people dress in green clothing and eat green colored food. Irish clubs and pubs often hold celebrations or have special deals.
If drinking green beer isn’t your thing, then head outside to the “Kiss Me I’m Irish Run”!
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a half marathon, 8k run or 4k run/walk, with a 1k “Irish k” for kids and leashed pets. The run will be held Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale. Live Irish music, costume (both human AND pet) prizes!
The evening before, March 17, the night Kilt Run will take place. Come and help break the World Record for number of runners in kilts while raising funds to support the American Cancer Society. Don’t have a kilt? No worries, you can bring your own kilt or wear the one we give you! About 1,800 runners wearing kilts will be required to bring the world record to Glendale Arizona, so come on out and join the fun!