Syracuse is known for some awesome things. Four seasons of fun, the Orange and the Dome, food, culture, and celebrating St. Patrick's Day a number of ways throughout February and March. That’s right, each year St. Patrick’s Day is kicked off in the legendary Irish Neighborhood, Tipperary Hill at Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub at Green Beer Sunday. Green Beer Sunday started on the final Sunday or February in the 1960s, a tradition in the Syracuse community for more than 50 years. This year green beer starts pouring Sunday, February, 25 at noon sharp.


What is Green Beer Sunday?


The kick off to St. Patrick’s Day in the famous Irish area, Tipperary Hill. Traditionally GBS is held in and around Colemans. The day begins with a tiny but mighty parade that features bagpipes, other traditional music, Irish step dancers, a truck full of green beer, and the Grand Marshall. Once the Parade ends, Beer is poured and the celebration begins!

This nonstop party happens inside the pub, on the back patio with live music, throughout the streets of Tipp Hill and most likely at the rest of the bars in the neighborhood. It’s fun for all, especially if you want a green tongue.


St. Patrick’s Day in Syracuse


After the kick off of Green Beer Sunday, 19h annual Shamrock Run in Tipperary Hill happens on Saturday March 9th, 2024. You’ll run under the upside down traffic light and through the entire neighborhood during this 4-mile race. If it’s your first time, you’ll understand where Tipperary "HILL” gets its name from. Whether you want to run it, walk it, or stand on the sidelines and cheer everyone on, this day is fun for the whole family. 


Downtown Syracuse Irish Events


Kitty Hoynes located in the historic Armory Square district is another traditional Irish staple in Syracuse, New York. Their Irish Season of fun will kick off in Early March. With live music, drink and food specials, and a ton of fun energy, Kttys is a spot to check out not just all March long, but all year long whenever you're in need of an Irish pick me up. 


Bonus: Try their Irish Coffee and you won't be disappointed!


Friday, March 15th is the painting of the green stripe at the corner of Water Street and South Salina.

The 42nd annual Syracuse St. Patrick’s Day Parade is downtown on Saturday March 16th. Get a spot on South Salina because the Parade heads down the street at 12 pm. 


Sunday March 17th, the official St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Sunday this year, and fun will sure be easy to find throughout Onondaga County. Stay up to date on the Visit Syracuse Events Page as well as follow our socials for weekend spotlights, tips and tricks.


Happy St. Patrick's Day!


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