St. Patrick’s Day Happenings, Specials, Eating, Drinking, Celebrating and Shopping around the Valley


Fegley’s Brew Works, Allentown, Bethlehem,  & On The Green

Green Drinks   Wednesday, March 14th, 5:30pm

Building a Green Home in the Lehigh Valley. Paul and Marie North share their experience designing and building their recently completed geothermally heated ultra-energy-efficient home using sustainable and on-site materials.

St. Patrick’s Day (and week!)

March 15th – 21st

Celtic food specials all week.  Then join us on the 17th for green beer, bagpipers blowing your favorite tunes and O’Grady Quinlan Irish Dancers.

  •   The Attic — 15% off anything with green all week long!
  •  Bethlehem Brew Works

Hurry over to Bethlehem Brew Works and Enjoy their Celtic Food Specials!

  •  Loopers Grille and Pub

St. Patty’s Day T-shirts on sale, to raise money for Lehigh Valley Hospital! 
Men $15 | Women $20 | Long sleeve $25 | Hoodies $35

Traditional Irish Cookies available, $10 a dozen. Order more than one dozen, take a dollar off each additional dozen! MUST order in advance.

Click Here to view Loopers’ Specialty Irish Food and Drink Menu for the Week!

  •  The Melting Pot

Enjoy a festive night out–The Melting Pot is featuring Green Chocolate Fondue!

  •  Mixed Bag on Main

Mixed Bag is featuring a “GREEN THUMB” SPECIAL! Buy any Topiary and get a second one 1/2 off! Must mention the ad to receive special!

  •  Girlfriends Boutique

Girlfriends Boutique invites the ladies out to their “Erin-Go-Bra-Less” Event! Customers can decorate one of their bras and have it hung from the ceiling at Girlfriends Boutique, for just $1.00! All proceeds will be donated to limb girdle muscular dystrophy non-profit! “Best Bra” will win a 100.00 gift card to Girlfriends, a bottle of wine from Franklin Hill Vineyards, and dinner at a downtown restaurant!

Girlfriends Boutique is looking for a Queen for a Day! If you are a girl aged 18 to 25, submit your photo with “Miss Irish Contest” written in the description, to the Girlfriends Boutique Facebook Page. You will be entered into the voting to become our representative in the Parade of Shamrocks on Saturday March 17th! Have your friends vote for you, by commenting on you picture! The girl with the most comments (from different people) wins!

  • Artfully Elegant

Enjoy 15% off any jewelry or artwork that has green in it!

  •  The Gem Shop

15 percent off all green merchandise as well as Irish jewelry!

  •  YOUniversity of Music and Arts

Receive $30 off your first month of fiddling lessons for those who enroll between March 11 and 17!

  •  Donegal Square

Celtic Breeds Doggie Parade at Noon (ON THE 18TH)

  • Godfrey Daniels

Recognized as both musician and historian, David Kincaid presents a compelling combination of the songs and history of the Irish in the American Civil War. Years of research, recording and performing experience have been translated into two critically acclaimed albums; “THE IRISH VOLUNTEER” and “THE IRISH-AMERICAN’S SONG,” collections of authentic Irish songs of both the Union and the Confederacy. The performance begins at 7:00PM, Cost is $15.50 per person–Reservations Recommended.

  •  Off Grid Technologies

Interested in learning how to make crafts that light up? Off Grid Technologies is offering 15% off of Enright Fabric’s “Lite Craft” Class—when you show your Beth-lum Go Bragh Coupon!

  • Tapas on Main

Irish Sangria just $5!!! Specials on Guinness & Smithwick’s by the bottle, and Galician/Irish Food Specials! Also offering Tullamore Dew, Whiskey, and other great Irish Favorites!

  •  Molly’s Irish Grille and Sports Pub

Molly’s is having EXTENDED HOURS for the ENTIRE WEEK! Open 7am-2am! There will be entertainment each night, as well as Irish Drink and Food Specials.

  • Hyatt Place Bethlehem

Enjoy all the festivities of Beth-lum Go Bragh—but you can’t do it all in one day! Book your stay at the Hyatt Place, and receive a special 15% discount! So you can splurge a little more on those Irish Drink and Food Specials downtown!

  •  Accessories Boutique

This week at Accessories, receive 10% off your purchase of regular merchandise for $25.

  • Briana’s Boutique

Inquire within for weekly specials and events. Located at 520 Main Street. 610-625-5252

  •  Marco’s Pizzeria

Marco’s has a specialty St. Patrick Pesto Pizza for just $9.99! (additional green toppings Broccoli, spinach, etc. + $2.25) For more info visit:

  • Seasons Olive Oil and Vinegar Taproom

Buy our delicious Blackberry Ginger Balsamic Vinegar and French Roasted Walnut Oil
Gift Set for $27.95!

The Irish Comedy Tour   March 14th Musikfest Cafe

The Irish Comedy Tour takes the party atmosphere of a Dublin pub and combines it with a boisterous, belly-laugh trio.

The clover — make that clever — comedians, whose ancestors hail from the Emerald Isle, include Detroit native Derek Richards; Boston-born Mike McCarthy; and from Dublin, Ireland Keith Aherne. Audiences howl at Richards’ tales about his mom’s dog, the holidays and dating a stripper. He has appeared on The Bob & Tom Show, XM and Sirius, and The Weather Channel’s Top 10. McCarthy’s n0-holds-barred humor has landed him on Comedy Central and Showtime. The “comedy barbarian,” as he calls himself, takes no prisoners when it comes to poking fun at society’s most sensitive topics. And finally Aherne, who has performed with many of his home country’s favorite acts, including comedian Brendan Grace and The Dublin City Ramblers, will add authentic Irish music to the show.

All active duty, retired military personnel, and first responders can purchase one ticket to this show and get one free. Offer only valid in person at the ArtsQuest Center or Banana Factory. Valid ID may need to be shown. This offer is presented by Embassy Bank..


03/17          Opening Act:      Amárach

Sponsored by WDIYFor Fans of: Celtic Woman, Burning Bridget Cleary, Cherish the LadiesMusikfest Café presented by Yuengling ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks

Doors: 6pm | Show: 7:30pm | Seating Chart | Menu ADVANCE: $10 Cabaret / $15 Balcony (+ service fees){artist website}

ADVANCE: $10 Cabaret / $15 Balcony DAY OF SHOW: $15 Cabaret / $20 Balcony

Coming from a variety of musical backgrounds including Celtic, folk, classical, and musical theatre, Shannon Lambert-Ryan, of Philadelphia, fronts Runa with rich, vibrant vocals, and gentle piano playing. As a musician, she spent three years as the lead female vocalist in Boston-based, world music ensemble, the Guy Mendilow Band, before forming, Runa, with husband and co-founder, Fionan de Barra. Together, they recorded and produced her solo album, Across the Pond, in 2008, and Runa’s new release, Jealousy, in 2009. Additionally, she has performed as a vocalist with a number of artists, including Moya Brennan,John Flynn, and Joe Jencks. Shannon also works as an actor in theatre and film productions, including M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Village”.

All active duty, retired military personnel, and first responders can purchase one ticket to this show and get one free. Offer only valid in person at the ArtsQuest Center or Banana Factory. Valid ID may need to be shown. This offer is presented by Embassy Bank..

 The Celtic Classic Parade of Shamrocks

Saturday March 17 steps off at 1:00PM! Be sure to get downtown early to secure your spot on the sidewalk, so you can watch as the floats go by! Wear your green and show your St. Patty’s Day Spirit! It’s officially half-way to Celtic Fest!

After the Parade–there is plenty to do! Check out the Celtic Classic St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and Party, and then–after that party, there’s an after party!

The Wooden Match invites you to their St. Paddy’s Day Party at 8PM! Enjoy Live Music by The Joe’s from 8-11PM, and Tim and Jules from 11Pm-1AM!! The Match is celebrating all night, with just $4 Celtic Mug Refills!

The 55th Allentown St Patrick’s Day Parade

March 18th, 2012 1:30 pm

 Parade Route

West End St. Patrick’s Day 5k

 Join us on Sunday, March 18, 2012, for the fourth annual West End St. Patrick’s Day 5k in one of Allentown’s most charming neighborhoods.

 You’ll run the same course as the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and get cheered on by hundreds of people lining the streets and partying in their front yards.  A fantastic run. A spectacular event.   Registration is closed with a record number of entries. Thank you, runners!

 Then hang around after the awards for the Allentown St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the largest in the Lehigh Valley. Enjoy marching bands, entertainers, local groups and much more. The parade starts at 1:30 p.m. and will pass the race start/finish area by about 2 p.m. It’s an ideal post-race event for your family.

 Proceeds from the race benefit the West End Alliance, a not-for-profit organization of neighbors and merchants dedicated toward the continued emergence of Allentown’s West End Theatre District.

Visit City of Bethlehem and Artquest and Allentown St. Patrick’s Day Parade  for more information on happenings in honor of  St. Patrick’s Day