St. Patrick's Day 2017: Parties, parades and more in Salt Lake, Ogden, Layton

Wednesday , March 15, 2017 - 3:14 PM

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JACOB SCHOLL, Standard-Examiner Staff

St. Patrick’s Day 2017 is right around the corner, and there are plenty of parties, parades and celebrations to go to around Northern Utah.

Trying to finalize your plans for the holiday? Take a look at this list of events going on this weekend.

And remember: If you’re planning to have a few drinks during your celebrations, AAA’s Tipsy Tow program will be available from 6 p.m. Friday, March 17, to 6 a.m. Saturday, March 18. The service will provide a free, one-way, 10-mile ride to any impaired driver — even if he or she isn’t a AAA member.

On top of the sober ride, the service also tows the impaired driver’s vehicle to his or her final location.

Those who need to get a ride or request one for someone else can call 800-222-4357 and tell the operator, “I need a tipsy tow.” As long as there’s enough room in the tow truck, additional passengers are welcome.

Salt Lake City St. Patrick’s Day Parade and SIAMSA

Description: Join the Hibernian Society of Utah for its annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade through The Gateway. Following the parade will be the SIAMSA, a family event that includes traditional Irish dancing, music and food.

Where: Parade — The Gateway, 400 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. SIAMSA — Grand Ballroom of the Union Pacific Station, on the north side of The Gateway.

When: Parade — 10 a.m. Saturday, March 18. SIAMSA — 10:45 a.m. Saturday, March 18.

Cost: Free

The Green Party

Description: Cavalcade Events will host the first annual Green Party at Metro Music Hall in Salt Lake City. The event will feature live music and drink specials, and a portion of all proceeds will go to the ACLU. Tickets can be purchased online at http://bit.ly/2muz6zn.

Where: Metro Music Hall, 615 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City

When: Doors open at 8 p.m. and music starts at 9 p.m. Friday, March 17

Cost: $10-40

Funk & Harp's St. Patrick's Day Party

Description: Harp and Hound and Funk ‘n Dive will host a St. Patrick’s Day party starting at 3 p.m. Friday, March 17. The event will feature authentic Irish food, whiskey and beer, along with bagpipers playing throughout the day and night.

Where: Harp and Hound/Funk ‘n Dive, 2550 Washington Blvd, Ogden

When: 3 to 11 p.m. Friday, March 17

Cost: Admission is free before noon. Admission is then $5 until 4 p.m., when it jumps to $10 for the rest of the night.

St. Patrick's Day at Fahrenheit Lounge

Description: Green beer will be flowing at Layton’s Fahrenheit Lounge on Friday night. The lounge will be serving corned beef and cabbage and have live music and drink specials throughout the night.

Where: Fahrenheit Lounge, 762 W. Heritage Park Blvd., Layton

When: 6 p.m. Friday, March 17

St. Patrick’s Day Party at Snowbasin

Description: Snowbasin’s Cinnebar will be full of Guinness stew, green beer and bagpipers. A scavenger hunt will also be going on, and there will be contests with prizes, including a 2017-18 season pass to the ski resort.

Where: Earl’s Lodge at Snowbasin, 3925 Snow Basin Road, Huntsville

When: All day Friday, March 17

St. “Pabstrick” Party at Lighthouse Lounge

Description: Live music by Grits Green and the Green Leefs will be featured at Lighthouse Lounge. The night will also double as a fundraiser for Youth Impact, with all door proceeds going to the organization.

Where: Lighthouse Lounge, 130 25th St., Ogden

When: 9 p.m. Friday, March 17

Cost: $5 for entry

4th West Fest

Description: Mountain West Hard Cider and Red Rock Brewing will host a party after the St. Patrick's Day Parade that will be full of live music, entertainment, games, food vendors, cider, beer and fun for all ages.

Where: Mountain West Hard Cider, 425 N. 400 West, Salt Lake City

When: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 18

Cost: Free

St. Patrick's Madness Weekend

Description: The party will be going all weekend at Gracie’s and starts at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 16. The weekend’s events will feature live music and plenty of TVs tuned into March Madness games.

Where: Gracie’s Bar, 326 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City

When: 11 a.m. Thursday, March 16, to 2 a.m. Sunday, March 19

Contact digital producer Jacob Scholl at jscholl@standard.net or follow him on Twitter @Jacob_Scholl.