Paint the Town Green: Murphysboro St. Patrick’s Celebration 2024

Get ready to celebrate a tradition that has been lighting up Murphysboro with Irish cheer since 1986! The Murphysboro Chamber of Commerce proudly presents the Murphysboro St. Patrick’s Celebration 2024, happening from March 14th to 17th! Dust off your green attire, gather your friends and family, and join us for a series of exciting events that will make this St. Patrick’s Day one to remember.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade – A Reverse Journey through Murphysboro’s History

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a highlight of the weekend, taking place on Main Street and running from 6th to 18th Street at 11 am March 16th, 2024. What makes it even more special is that it follows the reverse route of our beloved Apple Festival Parade, a cherished community tradition. Experience the excitement as colorful costumes, marching bands, and enthusiastic spectators fill the streets in celebration of Irish culture and heritage.

A Weekend Packed with Fun and Festivities

But the parade is just one part of the fun! From Thursday through Sunday, downtown Murphysboro comes alive with a variety of activities and events to keep everyone entertained, with participating businesses offering a taste of Irish charm:

  • Whiskey Tasting: Sample some of Ireland’s finest whiskeys and discover new favorites (SOLD OUT).
  • Corned Beef and Cabbage: Indulge in this traditional Irish dish served at various downtown eateries.
  • Bocce Tournament: Compete in a friendly game of bocce at James R. Hall Kiwanis Family Park.
  • 5K Run: Lace up your running shoes and participate in a festive St. Patrick’s Day-themed 5K.
  • Irish Music: Enjoy live performances of Irish music throughout the weekend.
  • Bags Tournament: Test your skills in this popular outdoor game of cornhole.
  • Live Music: Dance the night away to live music performances at downtown venues.
  • Themed Beer, Spirits and Coffee: Savor specialty beers and spirits with a St. Patrick’s Day twist.
  • Kids Irish Free Fest: Treat the little ones to a day of family-friendly activities and entertainment.
  • Downtown Shopping: Explore the charming boutiques and shops along Main Street.
  • Irish Stew Cookout: Taste mouthwatering Irish stew prepared by local chefs.
  • St. Nick’s Cocktail Class: Learn how to craft signature St. Patrick’s Day cocktails at St. Nicholas Brewing Company MDH.

Join Us for a Weekend of Irish Charm and Hospitality

Whether you’re Irish by blood or just Irish at heart, you’re sure to have a fantastic time at Murphysboro’s St. Patrick’s Day festival. So gather your friends and family, don your green attire, and come celebrate with us in downtown Murphysboro. Cheers to a weekend filled with laughter, music, and the luck of the Irish!

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Join us for a weekend of festivities and camaraderie as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style at the Murphysboro St. Patrick’s Celebration 2024. Sláinte!


May 2024
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