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St. Patrick's Day 2014 Events Around the Oklahoma City Area


St. Patrick's Day 2014 Events Around the Oklahoma City Area

Head to Bricktown for St. Patrick's Day

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Don't forget to wear green. Whether you're looking for family fun or more adult-oriented fare on St. Patrick's Day 2014, here are some holiday ideas around the Oklahoma City metro area.

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St. Patrick's Day Parade

The 2014 version of the downtown St. Patrick's Day Parade is scheduled for Saturday, March 15th. The parade will begin at 11 a.m., starting at Reno and Hudson and moving east toward the Bricktown Ballpark. Quite a popular holiday event, the parade typically has thousands of OKC residents lining the streets. There are typically more than 80 parade entries, Shriners, dancers, clowns, animals, antique cars and more. Patrick Rooney, Chairman and CEO of the First National Bank of Oklahoma, is the 2014 Grand Marshal.

Bricktown St. Patrick's Day Block Party

The 2014 Bricktown St. Patrick's Day Block Party will be held on Saturday, March 15th. The outdoor festival takes place on the streets of Bricktown, on the corner of Sheridan & Oklahoma Avenue, from 10 a.m. to midnight. Bring your lawn chairs, have green beer, listen to the live music, and see authentic Irish step dancing... Admission is free, and there are areas for the kids as well. No coolers, cameras, weapons, pets or outside food and drinks will be allowed.

The schedule for 2014 performers is as follows:
  • 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.: Timothy O'Brien and the Celtic Cheer
  • 4 - 5:30 p.m.: Kylie Morgan
  • 6 - 7:30 p.m.: 100 Bones
  • 8 - 9:30 p.m.: Tyler Lee and the 333's
  • 10 p.m. - NICNOS

Catholic Charities of OKC's St. Patrick's Ball

The 2014 St. Patrick's Day Grand Marshall Green Tie Gala will take place at 6 p.m. on March 8th at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. There will be a dinner; a silent auction featuring art, jewelry, sports memorabilia and more; and, of course, dancing. Proceeds go to benefit Sanctuary Women's Development Center for homeless women and their children. For more information, contact (405) 523-3000 or see the official site.

St. Patrick's River Cruise

Oklahoma River Cruises is having St. Patrick's sunset cruises at 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. on March 17th. There will be music, hors d’oeuvres, beverages and a limited cash bar. Reserve early online.

Head Down to Your Local Pub

Let's face it. St. Patrick's Day is an Irish holiday with a custom of partaking in the drink. Authenticity will be difficult in OKC as there aren't a lot of Irish pubs, but O'Connell's in Norman is a popular St. Patrick's Day spot as are McNellie's, Sean Cummings Pub and the Bricktown Brewery. Consider also checking out: Oh, and to be the wit of the group, take with you to the pub some St. Patrick's Day quotes and Irish drinking quotes.

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