CEREMONIES AND PARADES (courtesy of Indystar)
> St. Patrick’s Day Parade: 11:30 a.m. North and Pennsylvania streets. The 31st annual parade proceeds south on Pennsylvania Street, west to Meridian Street, and north to Vermont Street near the St. Patrick’s Day Tent Party. Among the parade participants: 1,200 school children, the Ancient Order of the Hibernians and the Indianapolis Firefighters’ Emerald Society Pipes and Drums, and a variety of companies, nonprofits, local celebrities and elected officials. This year’s Irish Citizens of the Year, Sister Barbara McClelland and Sister Rita Ann Wade of the Sisters of Providence (which operate Miracle Place), will serve as grand marshals. (317) 237-2222 or www.indystpats.com.
PARTIES AND LIVE MUSIC
> Indianapolis Downtown Irish Fest: Noon to midnight. Rathskeller, 401 E. Michigan St. The 14th annual celebration features live music all day with Irish food and beverages. Entertainment: Brian Cunningham and the Irish Aires, noon to 4 p.m.; Irish Dancers of Indianapolis, 4:15 p.m.; the Gordon Pipers, 5 p.m.; the Woomblies, 6 to 8:30 p.m.; Zanna-Doo, 9 p.m. to midnight. Free. (317) 636-0396 or www.rathskeller.com.
> Shamrock & Roll Tent Party: 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Claddagh Irish Pub, 234 S. Meridian St. Open early for breakfast at 8 a.m., serving Irish food and drink all day. Tent opens at 5:30 p.m. Entertainment inside and outside includes bagpipers, Barefoot Murphy, Rory Connoly, Green with Envy, My Yellow Rickshaw. $10 restaurant cover, $10 tent cover. (317) 822-6274 or www.claddaghirishpubs.com.
> St. Paddy’s Day Bash: Noon. Claddagh Irish Pub, 2539 Futura Park Way, Suite 150, Plainfield. Live entertainment in restaurant and tented patio, including: John Essex II, noon to 2 p.m.; Jason Burke, 1 to 4 p.m.; Tobias J. Duo, 3 to 7 p.m.; Max Allen Band, 9 to 11 p.m.; DJ Eddy M., 11 p.m. noon. $5, free before 1 p.m.
> St. Paddy’s Day Bash: 5 p.m. Howl at the Moon, 20 E. Georgia St. Party from 5 p.m. to close with $1 green beer, half-priced Irish car bombs and 86-ounce “get lucky” buckets. $5. (317) 955-0300 or www.howlatthemoon.com
> St. Paddy’s Day Celebration: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Gallagher’s II, 2310 W. Southport Road. Bagpipes and Irish music. (317) 884-3850.
> St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: 7 a.m. O’Reilly’s Bar & Grill, 36 S. Pennsylvania St. Kegs and eggs features a full Irish breakfast beginning at 7 a.m., green beer starts at 7 a.m. Drink specials and a full Irish menu available all day. Annual mustache contest with cash prizes starts at 9 p.m. (317) 974-0674 or www.oreillyirishbar.com.
> St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: 9 a.m. Indianapolis City Market, 222 E. Market St. Activities for all ages and merchants offering special menu items like green eggs and ham from 3 Days in Paris Crepes, corned beef and cabbage stew from Circle City Soups, and shamrock sugar cookies from Circle City Sweets.
Other activities include: Tomlinson Tap Room, all-Indiana craft beer bar, features Irish Reds; entertainment by Celtic fiddler Emily Ann Thompson and the Celtic Motion dancers from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; acoustic singer-songwriter Chris Haskett on the Market stage near Tomlinson Tap Room, 5 to 6 p.m. City Market executive director Jim Reilly offers an old-fashioned Irish sing-along in Tomlinson Tap Room starting at 6 p.m. The first 500 customers will receive free shamrock beads. (317) 634-9266 or www.indycm.com.
> St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: 11 a.m. to midnight. Muldoon’s, 111 W. Main St., Carmel. Event features an outside tent party hosted by “Tati the Island Boy.” Inside will be karaoke from 6 p.m. until close. A bagpiper entertains from 4 to 7 p.m. Irish food and drinks will be available, including homemade corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew, shepherd’s pie and more. Drinks feature Guinness, Bass, Killians, Harp’s pints on special, Irish car bombs, Irish coffees and other Irish specialties and party favors. (317) 571-1116.
> St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: 11 a.m. Kelly’s Pub Too, 5341 W. 10th St. Entertainment with Running With Scissors and DJ. Irish food and drinks available. (317) 244-5822.
> St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: Noon. Dog House Sports Bar, 18 Whittington Drive, Brownsburg. All-day drink specials feature $1 green beer drafts, $4 Scooby Snacks, $5 Irish Car Bombs and $6 Sunking Weemac. Live music from Russ Bucy (of Big Daddy Caddy) and friends, beginning at 9 p.m. (317) 858-1066.
> St. Patrick’s Day Festival: 11:30 a.m. Golden Ace Inn, 2533 E. Washington St. Heated tent with live Irish music all day. Pat Grant, Irish tenor, 11:30 a.m.; Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones, five-piece band from Ireland, 2 p.m.; Mickey Finns, Celtic rock band from New York City, 5:15 p.m.; Wild Eye Rose, Indy’s newest Celtic rock band with lead singer J.P. McGinley, 9 p.m. (317) 632-0696 or www.goldenaceinn.com.
> St. Patrick’s Day Music: Emily Ann Thompson: 5 to 8 p.m. Sahm’s Tavern and Cafe, 433 N. Capitol Ave. New and traditional Celtic music for St. Patrick’s Day. (317) 822-9903.
> St. Patrick’s Day Music: Franklin Community Band: 7:15 p.m. Indiana Masonic Home, 690 State St., Franklin. St. Patrick’s Day Concert. In Ransford Chapel. (317) 736-6141, or e-mail email@example.com.
> St. Patrick’s Day Music: Loo Abby: 9 p.m. to midnight. Wolfies Waterfront Grill, 20999 Hague Road, Noblesville. (317) 984-6952.
> St. Patrick’s Day Music: The Connect: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Casler’s Kitchen and Bar, 11501 Geist Pavilion Drive, Fishers. Green beer, giveaways, special Irish menu, beads, games, dancing. Music by the Connect, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. (317) 596-9810.
> St. Patrick’s Day Music: Stella Artois Happy Hour at the Symphony: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Hilbert Circle Theatre, 45 Monument Circle. Time for Three, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s Ensemble-In-Residence, performs an innovative and energetic one-hour concert of Irish favorites that will be preceded by Happy Hour beginning at 5 p.m. featuring complimentary food and drink from local restaurants. $20. (317) 639-4300 or www.indianapolissymphony.org.
> St. Patrick’s Day Party: 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. Mo’s Irish Pub, 13193 Levinson Lane, Suite 100, Noblesville. Party starts at 7 a.m. for kegs and eggs (green beer and American Irish breakfast plus giveaways). P3 Productions kicks party off at noon in courtyard. Irish fare available, such as corned beef, shepherd’s pie, reubens and more. Live music inside and in tents in courtyard and parking lot from 3:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Inside lineup: The Bishops, 4 to 8 p.m.; Through Being Cool, 8 to 11 p.m.; Something Rather Naughty, 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tents lineup: Loo Abby, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Lemon Wheel, 4 to 7 p.m.; The Flying Toasters, 8 to 11 p.m. (317) 770-9020.
> St. Patrick’s Day Party: 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Brockway Public House, 12525 Old Meridian St., Carmel. Pub and tent party. Kegs and eggs breakfast, 8:30 a.m.; pumper pull (annual 60-foot pulling of old firetruck pumpers by teams of five; register at www.carmelfirefighters.com), 3:30 p.m.; keg toss follows pumper pull. DJs, T-shirts, all things Irish. (317) 669-8080.
> St. Patrick’s Day Party: 10 a.m. Claddagh Irish Pub, 3835 E. 96th St. Pub opens at 10 a.m. with full menu and bar; tent opens at 3 p.m. with beer, limited bar, hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, bangers and mashed potatoes. Entertainment in the pub: My Yellow Rickshaw, noon; the Whigmaleeries, 4 p.m., Tamarindo Band, 7:30 p.m.; DJ, 11 p.m. Entertainment in the tent: Irish Brigade Shots, 3 p.m.; Flatbed Twitch, 5 p.m.; Dave & Rae, 9 p.m. Ages 21 and older. $10 (admits one person in tent and pub). (317) 569-3663.
> St. Patrick’s Day Party: 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. Slippery Noodle Inn, 372 S. Meridian St. Irish-themed lunch and dinner specials, $6 for 32-ounce green beer, $3 for “lucky charm” green shots, other drink specials. Bruce Katz Band performs at 9 p.m. (317) 631-6974 or www.slipperynoodle.com.
> St. Patrick’s Day Party: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Cheeseburger in Paradise, 4670 Southport Crossings Way. Domestic green beers $2.25, Irish Car Bombs $4, Baby Guinness Shooters $3, half-price Sangrias. Reuben burger, corned beef and cabbage. Live music by Jeff Day. Free. (317) 883-4386 or www.cheeseburgerinparadise.com.
> St. Patrick’s Day Party: 5 p.m. That Place Bar and Grill, 8810 S. Emerson Ave. Prime rib dinner special, $5; music by the Cosmos, 9 p.m.; specials on green beer, Irish whiskey and more. (317) 888-7100.
> St. Patrick’s Day Party: 8 a.m. Elbow Room, 605 N. Pennsylvania St. View parade. All-day corned beef and cabbage, beef stew, Guinness and green beer. St. Patrick’s Day shirts available for sale. (317) 635-3354 or www.elbowroompub.com.
> St. Patrick’s Day Party: 11 a.m. Champions Sports Bar, 350 W. Maryland St. All-day event features $3 for 20-ounce pints of green Coors Light or Miller Lite, plus other specials. Also, giveaways and food specials like corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew and dumplings, and more. (317) 405-6111 or www.indymarriott.com/dining/champions.php.
> St. Patrick’s Day Party: 11 a.m. Scotty’s Brewhouse, 1 Virginia Ave. From 11 a.m. to close, there will be corned beef and cabbage, Guinness steak and cheese, drink specials on 16-ounce green Coors Light, Irish Car Bombs and more. (317) 571-0808 or www.scottysbrewhouse.com.
> St. Patrick’s Day Party: 5 p.m. Mickey’s Irish Pub, 13644 N. Meridian St., Carmel. Irish-themed drinks, plus entertainment in restaurant and annex. Restaurant: Cheryl Lee, 5 p.m.; bagpipers, 8 p.m. Annex: Kyxx, 5:30 to 9 p.m.; Endless Summer, 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. (317) 573-9746 or www.mickeysirishpub.com.
> St. Patrick’s Day Party: 10 a.m. Brothers Bar & Grill, 910 Broad Ripple Ave. Green beer $3, pitchers of green beer $10, other drink specials, beads, hats and leis. Reuben sandwich and fries. Find Mc ‘Licken and get your picture taken. www.brothersbar.com.
> St. Patrick’s Day Party: 11 a.m. The Grill, 9755 Fall Creek Road. Green beer, corned beef and cabbage. Tent opens at 4 p.m. Music by Gene Deer Band and the Bunny Brothers. Appearance by Jameson Girls and the Killian’s Irish Red Girls. Live radio broadcast by i-94’s Marco. Free giveaways. (317) 842-2087.
> St. Patrick’s Day Party: 11 a.m. Chumley’s, 838 Broad Ripple Ave. Shamrock shots $3, Harp bottles $3.75, Jameson and Bushmills drinks $4, green Jell-O shots $2, green beer domestic pints. Corned beef and cabbage plate $8.95. Buy St. Patrick’s Day trees for $10. (317) 466-1555.
> St. Patrick’s Day Party: 8 a.m. Connor’s Pub, 6331 Ferguson St. Tent opens at 3 p.m. Music by Bigger Than Elvis, Ladymoon, Art Adams Band, Sourmash, Vibe Dial, Cory Williams Band, Yaggis. Irish-themed drinks. Visit Monte Carlo area for poker, blackjack, craps and more. Food provided by Fat Dan’s. $7 (but $8 during two-hour window in which Connor’s matches that donation for St. Mary’s). (317) 255-5039.
> St. Patrick’s Day Party: Noon. Pat Flynn’s Public House, 5198 Allisonville Road. Irish-themed drinks, music by Gordon Bagpipers. (317) 475-0181.
> St. Patrick’s Day Party: 11 a.m. McGilvery’s Pub, 8315 U.S. 31 South. Irish-themed drinks. Live music at 4 p.m. by Different Flavors followed by Gene Deer. (317) 885-0818, www.mcgilverys.com.
> St. Patrick’s Day Party: 11 a.m. Si Greene’s, 5109 E. 10th St. Drink specials, DJ, bagpipers and Irish dancers. (317) 353-6474. www.facebook.com/pages/Indianapolis-IN/Si-Greenes-Pub/193872180459.
> St. Patrick’s Day Party: Noon. Broad Ripple Tavern, 745 Broad Ripple Ave. Drink specials on Irish-themed drinks, including Guinness, Killian’s, Jamesons and Irish Car Bombs. (317) 257-6030, www.broadrippletavern.com.
> St. Patrick’s Day Party: Noon. Union Jack Pub, 924 Broad Ripple Ave. Corned beef and cabbage, Irish beers and whiskey. Appearance by Gordon Pipers at 8 p.m. Free. (317) 257-4343, www.unionjackpub-broadripple.com.
> St. Patrick’s Day Party: 2 p.m. Old Pro’s Table, 827 Broad Ripple Ave. Green beer, corned beef and cabbage, St. Patrick’s Day goodies. (317) 255-5417, www.oldprostable.com.
> St. Patrick’s Day Party: 11 a.m. Chatham Tap, 8211 E. 116th St., Suite 120, Fishers. Tent party (cash only) with three beers available plus four vendors inside tent (Moe’s Southwest Grill, Marco’s Pizza, Wild Ginger Sushi, Chateau Thomas Winery). Also, music by The Michaels, 4 p.m.; the Tides, 8 p.m. TV inside tent for viewing of NCAA Tournament. $10 for tent. (317) 845-1090, http://chathamtap.com.
> St. Patrick’s Day Show of Green: 11 a.m. Murphy’s Steakhouse, 4189 N. Keystone Ave. Event offers Irish food and entertainment with The Gordon Pipers appearing at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Danny Darnell will play his accordion and sing classic Irish tunes from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will be other Irish entertainment throughout the day. The kitchen will feature the classics including corned beef and cabbage with parsley potatoes, Irish stew, and corned beef and swiss on rye. Green beer and Irish whiskeys will be available all day. Reservations required. (317) 545-3707.
> St. Patrick’s Day Tent Party: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. University Park, between Meridian and Pennsylvania streets and New York and Vermont streets. Food court, beer garden and live entertainment by Highland Reign. Tent party is all ages and family friendly. Visit www.indystpats.com.
> St. Patrick’s Day Tent Party: 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. O’Gara’s Irish Pub, 522 Main St., Beech Grove. Serving corned beef and cabbage all day. Irish entertainment throughout lunch and a tent party featuring Tastes Like Chicken, 8 to 11 p.m. $5. (317) 78-IRISH.
> St. Patrick’s Day Tent Party: 10:30 a.m. Longacre Bar & Grill, 4813 Madison Ave. St. Irish-themed drinks all day. Tent opens at 6 p.m., and music includes Blonde Sonja from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Free (but $5 after 6 p.m.). (317) 784-0975.
> St. Patrick’s Day Tent Party and Irish Citizen of the Year Award: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vermont Street between Meridian and Pennsylvania streets. Stop in before, during and after the parade for live entertainment by the Irish band Highland Reign, food court and Guinness beer garden. Sister Rita Ann Wade and Sister Barbara McClelland, who started Miracle Place, will be given the Irish Citizen of the Year award at 10 a.m. Parade starts at 11:30 a.m. on the corner of North and Pennsylvania streets and finishes at Vermont and Meridian streets. Visit www.indystpats.com.
Compiled by Star calendar editor Steve Slosarek.