If there is one thing New Orleans and the people here know what to do it’s to celebrate a holiday in style! Whether it’s Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Valentine’s Day you’ll find a myriad of fun events to enjoy. No matter what time of year you decide to take a trip our way, we can guarantee you will leave anticipating your return! One of the fun holidays coming up that we particularly enjoy here in NOLA is St. Patrick’s Day!
We hope you can be here to experience the “luck of the Irish” and all of the St. Paddy’s Day activities that will be happening around town. Our area is rich with Irish influence and ancestry so many places go all out to celebrate this time of year. Some celebrations even last several days!
The Irish Channel, a neighborhood near the Garden District and close to downtown is one of the most popular places to be. Given its name for a heavy concentration of Irish families at one point, the entire block will be flooded with people and activities. One place to check out is Parasol’s, a bar and restaurant known for throwing an amazing St. Patrick’s Day party. It’s a divey hang out but THE best place to go for world famous roast beef and seafood po boys.
Magazine Street in the French Quarter, a six-mile stretch with some of the best antique stores, galleries, and boutique shops will host the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. There will be plenty of green beads and doubloons to be caught. Around here, you’ll especially want to be on the lookout to catch a coveted potato or head of cabbage and don’t be surprised if you feel some pinching should you leave your green clothes at home! Another great party will take place at Annunciation Square where you can enjoy Irish music, dancing, delicious local food, arts and crafts, and plenty of wine and beer to sample. Whatever festivity you decide to take in, New Orleans is where you want to be for this fun holiday!
St. Patrick’s Blessing
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields and,
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand