What to do: St. Patrick's Day in NOLA

Even though we are all still in our Mardi Gras hangovers, it's time to bring out the green back out of your purple, green, and gold wardrobe. From parades to dive bars, there's never a bad plan for St. Patrick's Day weekend. However you're spending St. Patrick's day (obviously should be involving something green), here's a few highlights happening around town starting tonight!

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Friday, March 15

Molly’s at the Market & Jim Monaghan’s Parade

1107 Decatur St., 6 p.m.

Start the night by treating yourself to their creamy frozen Irish Coffee! This spot has a energetic friendly vibe that is unmatched especially during St. Patrick's Day! With this bar being at the forefront of Friday night's parade, it's the perfect kickoff point before winding your way down into the Quarter. The parade at Molly’s — complete with marching bands and carriage riders — also puts you in a perfect position to enjoy the French Quarter and its accompanying St. Pat’s revelry. This parade begins and ends at 1107 Decatur St.


Saturday, March 16

Parasol’s Block Party Celebration

3rd and Constance Street, 10 a.m.

It’s an all-day block party from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Parasol’s. Come get your green beer and order the roast beef po-boy when you get hungry.

Photo: Cheryl Gerber

Tracey’s St. Paddy’s Day Party

2604 Magazine St., 11 a.m.

Just up 3rd Street from Parasol’s, the Irish Channel Parade ends at Tracey’s.

If you're always uptown like I am, I spend every St. Patrick's Day in the Irish Channel. The vibe is infectious with leprachauns, sparkly green skirts, and green velvet hats as far as the eye can see. If you're new to New Orleans, this is my favorite block party of the weekend.

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Irish Channel Parade

Starts at Napoleon Avenue and Tchoupitoulas Street, 1 p.m.

The Irish Channel parade is preceded by a mass at St. Mary’s Assumption Church at noon, which is located at Constance and Josephine streets. It kicks off at the corner of Napoleon Avenue and Tchoupitoulas street.

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