Find a St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Fort Wayne

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It will soon be time to paint the city green as Fort Wayne celebrates St. Patrick’s Day over the weekend of March 17. Revelers donned in green will head out with their favorite lads and lasses to find celebrations taking place across the city. Here are a few ideas to start planning your St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

1. Join the party at JK O’Donnell’s

JK O’Donnell’s Irish Ale House, 121 W. Wayne St., will host two days of events to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The pub’s special event tent will be open from 11 a.m. to midnight on Saturday, March 16. All ages are welcome until 7 p.m. Admission is $5. Don’t miss performances from bagpiper group The O’Tooles.

The pub’s menu offers traditional Irish food and drink. Enjoy their standard menu items like corned beef and cabbage, fish and chips, bangers and mash, Shepherd’s pie, Irish stew and much more!

2. Pull up a seat at O’Sullivan’s

O’Sullivan’s, the Italian/Irish pub at 1808 W. Main St., throws one of the most popular St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in town. It’s packed year after year, so be prepared to wait in line. However, the festivity is worth the wait and should be experienced at least once.

3. Head over to Deer Park

Deer Park Irish Pub’s two-day St. Patrick’s Day celebration is an institution with time-honored traditions like the St. Patrick’s Day Parade (the shortest parade route in the USA) and tapping of the first green keg. The pub, located at 1530 Leesburg Road, sets up a huge tent for revelers to enjoy green beer and live entertainment.

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