We may not dye the river green like they do in Chicago, but we still know how to throw a pretty great St. Patrick’s Day party here in the Southwest. Whether you’re looking for some wholesome family fun, total debauchery or something in between, there’s plenty to do on your St. Patty’s day Scottsdale trip.st. patricks day

1. Scottsdale’s Ultimate Block Party. Scottsdale’s Ultimate Block Party certainly lives up to its name. The St. Patrick’s Day rager goes all day and all night. Check out local and national bands performing on a blocked-off street during the day. When the sun goes down, you’ll get a taste of Scottsdale nightlife – on steroids. Participating restaurants, bars and clubs in the area offer specials, and there’s a lot to choose from. Tickets are $10, but don’t plan on bringing the whole family, because this event is strictly 21 and over.

 2. Rosie McCaffery’s. This Irish pub is great any day of the year, but during St. Patty’s it’s especially sweet. A $10 cover gets you two-day access to live Celtic bands and bagpipers plus a traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner to boot. For the beer advocate on your Scottsdale trip, there will be plenty of Irish brews to choose from as well. The best part of it all? All proceeds from the door benefit a local charity.

 3. St. Patrick’s Day Parade. A St. Patrick’s Day celebration isn’t complete without a parade, and Phoenix has a great one. Check out festive floats, Irish step dancers and bagpipers with the kids. The parade starts at 10 a.m., but you’ll want to get there early to ensure you get a good spot.

 

Whether you’re hitting up Scottsdale’s Ultimate Block Party for green beer and plastic-bead mayhem or you’re just looking to dine on some corned beef and cabbage with your family at Rosie McCaffrey’s, there’s no shortage of St. Patrick’s Day stuff to do on your Scottsdale trip. Which way do you prefer to spend your St. Patrick’s Day? Let us know in the comments.