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St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations Around WA

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You don’t have to find the rainbow’s end to enjoy a St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Just a wee drive from Seattle will do!

Celtic Arts Foundation St. Patrick’s Eve Dinner
Friday, March 16
5:30pm
Hillcrest Lodge
1717 S. 13th St.
Mount Veron, WA 98274
http://www.celticarts.org

Only $35/person for a great dinner of corned beef, colcannon, cabbage and dessert – PLUS live music, Irish dancing, a rousing sing-along and a no-host bar with plenty of Guinness. 100% goes to support the Celtic Arts Foundation – the same group that brings Washington its Highland Games and more. Tickets available online.

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration
Saturday, March 17
11:00am
Pacific Avenue
Downtown Bremerton, WA
http://www.ci.bremerton.wa.us

Be Irish for the day by joining in the fun in downtown Bremerton on Saint Patrick’s Day. Enter the parade and win a trophy. Kiss the Brem-larney Stone for the gift of eloquence. Bring your camera to snap a photo of your wee one as a leprechaun. The parade ends at the Kitsap Conference Center for Irish festivities and entertainment.

St. Patrick’s Parade For Dogs & Kids
Saturday, March 17
12:00pm
Downtown Chelan, WA
http://www.lakechelan.com

Calling all Dogs, Every pooch and hound! This is a great chance for your pet and your child to be in a parade! Please bring children, dogs, etc. and wear green. Dress up your dog or Dogs and try you hand at bringing home the “TOP DOG” Award! Presented By the Lake Chelan Lion’s Club. The Parade starts at Noon, line up in Parking lot behind Wells Fargo Bank at 11:30am. Judging is done before the parade starts.

Bellingham’s 3rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Saturday, March 17
12:00pm
Downtown Bellingham, WA
http://www.stpatsbham.com

Bellinghamʼs St. Patrickʼs Day parade is a great chance to connect with the community! The parade is in honor of the Bellingham Police and Fire Departments, but itʼs also a chance to green up Bellingham and celebrate all the great businesses, groups, schools and nonprofits that make the community what it is. Plus there will be face painting and balloon hat makers along the parade route and stationed near Boundary Bay Brewery on parade day!

Join in and help make Bellingham greener! Save energy! Walk or take the bus downtown for parade day. Bike to the parade…or better yet, bike IN the parade! Decorate your float with reclaimed, recycled, reusable materials. Assemble your parade day costume with green gear from Bellingham’s many thrift stores! This day is about celebrating all the ways to be GREEN!

Cashmere St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Saturday, March 17
7:00pm
Cottage Street
Cashmere, WA 98815
http://www.cityofcashmere.org

The shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Washington state occurs on Cottage Street in Cashmere! Cashmere has hosted the parade for the past 7 years. Downtown Cashmere hosts the best little parade in the Wenatchee Valley! Wear green and join the fun. Starts at 7:00pm.

Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day at Barnard Griffin Winery
Saturday, March 17
10:00am – 5:00pm
Barnard Griffin Winery
878 Tulip Lane
Richland, WA 99352
http://www.BarnardGriffin.com

Head out to the Barnard Griffin Tasting Room verandah and enjoy relaxin’ on their “Paddy O’ Furniture” with great award winning wines for St. Paddy’s Day. You could win a Pot O’ Gold! Cougar Gold cheese that is, just by stopping by.

Shop and sip in the only winery in the world with a glass arts studio on the premises. Barnard Griffin is the premier family owned winery in Washington, and an essential stop on any tour of Washington’s best.

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