St. Patrick’s Day is on Thursday, March 17th, this year, and chances are you’ll be donning green and heading out to the bars with your buddies either on St. Patrick’s Day or on a close weekend. However, do you really want to celebrate the holiday at the same old Irish-themed bar that overcharges for cheap light beer that has green food coloring? Ring in a new spring season by taking an adventure to a city that actually knows how to throw a parade and drink an insane amount of alcohol. Here are the best cities in America to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, and some will probably surprise you.
This is the city where St. Patrick’s Day was born in the United States. It’s held the nation’s first holiday parade back in 1737, and it’s still one of the biggest today.
Buffalo, New York
There are actually two different parades that occur in Buffalo. One is located in “The Old Neighborhood” and the other happens two hours later downtown.