beerSt. Patrick’s Day is less than a month away. That means parade participants are readying floats and learning their steps while the area’s organizations are making plans to host lucky specials and events.

How will you be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day the week of Friday, March 17? Get your planning underway by checking out these three St. Patty’s Day events in Delaware that you don’t want to miss! 

Watch the 42nd Annual Wilmington St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The place to be on the Saturday of St. Patty’s Day weekend is cuddled up on a lawn chair, with a coffee in hand, stationed along King Street in Wilmington.

A seat close to the action (between 4th and 14th Streets) guarantees you a clear view of the mobile celebration: Dancers skillfully performing traditional Irish steps; marching music units playing bagpipes, fifes, and drums; and colorful floats depicting defining moments in Irish culture.

This annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade put on by the Irish Culture Club of Delaware has been a longtime Wilmington tradition, now in its 42nd year. 

Watch the 10th Annual Milton St. Patrick’s Day Parade

st. patrick's dayWant to do your St. Patty’s Day celebrating a little early? Head to historic downtown Milton on the afternoon of Sunday, March 12 for the 10th Annual Milton St. Patrick’s Day Parade, sponsored by Irish Eyes Pub & Restaurant.

With classic cars, live acoustic music, and a sea of green (both from spectators and performers), this event draws the support of many local businesses in and around Milton and brings donation dollars back to the Milton Chamber of Commerce, the local fire department, and a special hometown scholarship fund. It’s a great opportunity to support, celebrate, and connect with the Milton community. 

Run in the 5th Annual Lucky Leprechaun 5K

For the past five years, Milton’s annual parade has been headed by the local Lucky Leprechaun 5K at 11:00 AM! If you plan on indulging in Irish food and brews, feeling the burn on this energizing 5K course through town is the perfect precursor to the rest of the day’s activities.

After the race and parade, head back to Irish Eyes Pub & Restaurant for celebratory pints and cuisine that’ll take you straight to the Emerald Isle.


It’s time to shamrock and roll on your plans for St. Patty’s Day week! Mark your calendars, call your friends, and get registered to take part in Delaware’s finest St. Patty’s Day events.