The 12 Best Places to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in New Hampshire!

Whether you’re Irish or just want to join in on the fun, celebrating St. Patrick’s Day is a treat for everyone. Across New Hampshire, exciting and varied events allow everyone you know to have a memorable day. Enjoy the festivity of parades, sip on a few at a local pub, and maybe even hit the slopes on this big Irish holiday. Everyone is looking for a piece of that famous Irish luck, and a great story to tell. These 12 places will help you craft those stories.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Manchester, NH

Manchester's St. Patrick's Day Parade is simply not to be missed. Thousands upon thousands of people gather for the event from around the state and country. Music and dancers provide incredible entertainment, and the sense of community is unparalleled. Pay a visit to Manchester's largest community event and feel transported to the Emerald Isle.

Shamrock Shuffle, Lebanon, NH

Lebanon's Shamrock Shuffle 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run is a great way to get the kids involved in a day that's mainly catered to the 21-and-above crowd. Wear your best green outfit and stretch those legs to benefit youth programs and parks in the area.

St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Hunt, Newbury, NH

Hosted by Mount Sunapee, the St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Hunt is a whole new take on skiing. Spend the day spotting shamrocks on the slopes to win special prizes. After you declare total victory, enjoy some Irish food and beer at the Goosefeather’s Pub. 

Olde Kilkenny Pub, Milford, NH

St. Patrick's Day at Olde Kilkenny Pub holds special meaning, as the building itself was once built by one of the first Irish settlers to call Milford home. Stop in for any of the 47 draught craft beers, or a pint of Guinness or two.

St. Patrick's Day Dueling Pianos at Chunky's Cinema Pub, Nashua & Pelham, NH

A musical experience unlike any other, the Dueling Pianos at Chunky's Cinema Pub in Nashua, Pelham, and Manchester provide a St. Patrick's Day you will never forget. Take in the skill and determination of the dueling duo along with good grub and some authentic Irish beers.

The Shannon Door Pub & Restaurant, Jackson, NH

The Shannon Door in Jackson is the perfect place to grab a plate of traditional cuisine, enjoy authentic Irish music, and order a few pints of quality beer. Not only is St. Patrick's weekend celebrated, celebrates the whole month, so stop in any time to get experience the Irish festivities.

Ski Wildcat Mountain, Pinkham's Notch, NH

Wildcat mountain offers full day lift passes for just $17 each St. Patrick’s Day, a lucky deal if ever there were one. The mountain also plays host to festive events that day, and you may even be able to hunt down a pint or two of green beer to keep you warm. 

The Shaskeen Pub & Restaurant, Manchester, NH

The Shaskeen Pub offers a full day of St. Patrick’s shenanigans. Start the morning with a full Irish breakfast, and move right into all day corned beef and cabbage. Combine that with plentiful beer and nonstop live music for a festive day second only to Dublin. 

Wild Irish Breakfast, Nashua, NH

Nashua’s Wild Irish Breakfast is truly a New Hampshire tradition. One of the largest St. Patrick’s Day events in all of New England, it is essentially a comedy roast alongside breakfast, all to benefit the PLUS foundation (People Learning Useful Skills), which teaches independence-building life tools to individuals with disabilities. You may even spot something of a bigwig, as top government officials attend the event annually. 

Harlow’s Pub, Peterborough, NH

Harlow's Pub features live music parties often, so you can expect their St. Patrick's Day t be no less exciting. This Nashua staple serves up classic Irish fare, loads of beer, and authentic tunes to pay tribute to the luck of the Irish.

Speare’s Shamrock Shuffle 5K, Plymouth, NH

The Speare’s Hospital Shamrock Shuffle is a festive event aimed at helping a community be more active. The race itself is completely untimed, and designed to appeal to all ages and skill levels. Get out there and work off that corned beef and beer! 

Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portsmouth, NH

Ri Ra Irish Pub in Portsmouth is not only authentically Irish, but set in a stunningly renovated former bank. Combined with the bar that was salvaged from a pub in Ireland, there are few places better suited to host a St. Patrick's Day party. Enjoy food and drinks alongside lively Celtic music in an atmosphere guaranteed to make you smile and feeling Irish.

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