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, 26 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 powerful 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, 6 days later the 18th annual Shamrock Run in Tipperary Hill happens. You’ll run under the upside down traffic light and through the entire neighborhood during this 4-miler. If it’s your first time, you’ll understand why they call it “Tipperary HILL”. 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 of Armory Square, another traditional Irish staple in Syracuse, New York celebrates their Irish Season kick off Sunday, March 5th. With live music, drink and food specials, a ton of fun energy, it’s another great day out with friends.
Friday, March 10th is the painting of the green stripe at the corner of Water Street and South Salina.
The 41st annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade of Syracuse is downtown on Saturday March 1th. Get a spot on South Salina because the Parade heads down the street at 12 pm.
Friday March 17th, the official St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday 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!