8 Ways to Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day 2024 in Spokane & the Surrounding Areas

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It’s officially time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Spokane, because St. Patrick’s Day falls on the weekend in 2024! From a fun St. Patrick’s Day parade to fun runs, scavenger hunts for the kids and a pub crawl along Garland, there’s truly something for everyone this year.

St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite times of the year, and not just because I claim Irish ancestry. It also happens to be my birthday month and March Madness, so it’s a guaranteed good time all month long. Remember to enjoy the holiday responsibly – and keep reading to see when and where you can enjoy St. Patrick’s Day around Spokane.

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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Spokane

St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2024

As mentioned above, the official St. Patrick’s Day parade is taking place in 2024! On March 16th at noon, the streets of downtown Spokane come alive with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, hosted by The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. This is more than just a parade; it’s a vibrant showcase of Irish heritage and culture that unites our community in celebration.

Here’s a map of the parade:

st. patrick's day parade map

Learn more about the parade here!


O’Doherty’s Irish Grille is an absolute staple in Spokane, and it truly comes alive for St. Patrick’s Day. If you think O’Doherty’s is raucous on an average day, you haven’t seen O’Doherty’s on St. Patty’s Day!

In true O’Doherty’s fashion, enjoy St. Patrick’s Day all weekend long, with live music, food, bagpipes and much more!

St. Patrick’s Day 2024 at Shawn O’Donnell’s Spokane

What’s more Irish than celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at Shawn O’Donnell’s Irish Pub in Spokane?! From March 1 to March 17, countdown to St. Patrick’s Day with every day specials from Shawn O’Donnell’s!

Enjoy everything from breakfasts, live music, dancing, bag pipes, Guinness swag – and did we mention the specials? Take a look at Shawn O’Donnell’s every day specials below:

1st – $1 Soda Bread
2nd – $2 Bowl of Chowder
3rd – $3 Celtic Green Salad
4th – $4 Pint of Guinness
5th – $5 Bread Pudding
6th – $6 Corned Beef & Soda Bread
7th – $7 Irish Poutine
8th- $8 Boxty Cake
9th – $9 ST. PAT’S 2024 SHIRT
10th – $10 Shepherd’s Pie Boxty
11th – $11 Fish n’ Chips
12th – $12 Chicken Pot Pie
13th – $13 Reuben Boxty
14th – $14 Corned Beef & Cabbage
15th – 15% Off your Meal
16th – $16 Guinness Beef Stew
17th – O’Donnell’s Scratch Ticket

Shamrock Shuffle Half Marathon at Riverfront Spokane

On March 17, get ready to lace up your sneakers for a bit of fun! Join Negative Split for a springtime challenge with a half marathon, 10k, & 5k races beginning at 8:30 a.m. Try to catch the Leprechaun as you navigate the beautiful Riverfront Park. Crossing the finish line turns you Irish for the day, complete with a finisher shirt, medal, and of course, a bit of luck! This is your chance to celebrate St. Paddy’s with every stride.

St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt

Also on St. Patrick’s Day itself, unleash your inner treasure hunter at Riverfront Park! Dive into a quest for one of the 150 special edition Expo 50th Anniversary brass coins, cleverly hidden throughout the park. Each coin not only signifies a win but also gifts you a ride on the Looff Carrousel.

The hunt begins at 11am – may the luck of the Irish guide you to a shiny new coin!

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Pour Before at Northern Quest Casino

Gear up for the big parade with Spokane’s official pre-party on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day. Northern Quest is teaming up with The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick for a night of Pacific Northwest brews, cider, Irish-inspired delicacies, and live tunes by the Shea Tea Folkin Irish Band. With a 16oz souvenir glass and 10 tasting tokens in hand (plus, exclusive parade swag), you’ll be more than ready for the festivities.

Spokane Club St. Patrick’s Day Brunch

Enjoy St. Paddy’s Day with a brunch that’s rich in Irish flair at the Spokane Club. Members and guests are invited to this event from 9 am to 2 pm, which promises a lavish spread featuring bangers and mash, corned beef, braised potatoes, Guinness, and more. Opt for the breakfast buffet alone or go all in with unlimited beverages.

Spokane Club brunches are some of our absolute favorites (on our list of the best brunches in Spokane) and, if you do drink, we recommend splurging for the unlimited beverages. It’s a very reasonable add on!

A photo of the Georgian Room at the Spokane Club decorated for a Trending Northwest party.
The Spokane Club has spectacular indoor venue options, and their customer service is impeccable.

Garland District’s St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl

Wrap yourself in green and join the annual Garland District pub crawl on March 16 beginning at 2 pm for non-stop fun from afternoon till the wee hours of the morning. With no entry fee, you’re free to hop between bars enjoying special drink deals, delicious food from Angie’s Tacos and VernCooks, and karaoke to belt out your favorite tunes. It’s a daylong celebration of all things Irish!

While you’re there, stop in at the newly renovated Garland Theater and see what they’ve done with the place. It’s outstanding!

From the lively tunes at Shawn O’Donnell’s to the athletic challenge of the Shamrock Shuffle Half Marathon, there’s an array of activities to suit everyone this St. Patrick’s Day. Whether you’re enjoying a traditional Irish breakfast, participating in a scavenger hunt at Riverfront Park, or joining the throngs at the downtown parade, Spokane turns into a sea of green, embracing Irish culture and community spirit.

With activities ranging from music and dance to food and trivia, Spokane offers a St. Patrick’s Day experience that’s hard to beat. So, wear your green, embrace the luck of the Irish, and make the most of St. Patrick’s Day in Spokane!

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