Cheap or Free Things to Do in Utah for St. Patrick’s Day

Cheap or Free Things to Do in Utah for St. Patrick’s Day

Did you know that the most significant St. Patrick’s Day celebration was held in the United States and not Ireland in 1762? Since then, March 17 was set aside to honor and celebrate Irish-American culture in the U.S. The celebrations mostly focus on Irish themed food, drinks, and dressing. If this day finds you in Utah, these are fantastic places to commemorate Irish heritage and things to do.

Things To Do:

Make an Irish Feast

Making an Irish feast means investing in ingredients such as potatoes, smoked beef, and cabbage. You can purchase sizeable corned beef, and a thick cabbage head then boil them together in the comfort of your home. You can wash it down with homemade Irish soda. Yum!

Watch Irish Movies

On St. Patrick Day, you rarely miss places showing excellent Irish movies. Why not join them to celebrate and commemorate Irish Film Series? If you prefer staying at home with friends and family, you can treat yourselves to favorite Irish movie marathons.

Throw Your Own Party

Nothing prevents you from throwing your party on St. Patrick’s Day. Invite friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors to your house. It can even be a sober party. With an excellent collection of Irish music, food, drinks and Irish themed games, you will have made a day for yourself. Moreover, you will expand your knowledge of Irish culture, language, and history as you dance, play and catch up with your friends.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade, SLC, Utah

Joining the parade is one of the most memorable things to do. You can also watch the procession as they pass enjoying the warm weather. It is worth keeping in mind that in most cases, you may have to notify organizers to participate.

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Salt Lake Trolley Tours

Salt Lake Trolley Tours allow you to experience the Salt Lake’s unique sights while in a replica trolley as you reconnect with Irish heritage. Bright red carts navigate the downtown area while providing you a full educational and visual experience of the city’s history and monuments. The tours feature Salt Lake’s historical district, Temple Square, and the State Capitol building.

Places to Eat:

Flanagan’s Park City, UT

Flanagan’s pub is a favorite joint to enjoy an Irish meal in Utah. They offer tasty, tempting traditional food ranging from corned beef to bangers to shepherd’s pie. What other better way to wash it down than by sipping some Irish coffee or rewarding yourself with a Guinness Draught.

Squatters Pub, SLC, UT

Squatters Pub is ideal for those interested in a high quality pint. Since its inception in 1989, the joint has carved a niche for itself for being community friendly, having a serene environment and heavy brews.

Murphy’s Bar and Grill, SLC, UT

Murphy’s Bar and Grill boasts being the “Celtic Connection” offering Irish delicacies the traditional way. On St. Patrick’s Day, you won’t miss a plate of chips and fish. Take your loved ones to this charming pub and celebrate.

Backer’s Bakery, SLC, UT

If you are interested in small bites and drinks like Irish soda bread, Mrs. Backer’s bakery should be on your mind. The place is known for its fantastic location, unique snacks and a wide variety to choose.

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