5 Pinch Proof Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the Heartland

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day, right??

Here are 5 pinch proof ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in the Heartland this year.

P.S. Don't forget to wear something green!

Midnight in Dublin is 7 p.m. in Cape Girardeau

You’re invited to countdown the hours until the clock strikes midnight on St. Patrick’s Day. Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Cape Girardeau is hosting a special party with all the fixins’ starting at 7 p.m. (which fittingly is midnight in Dublin).


Saturday, March 16 starting at 7 p.m.


Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Cape Girardeau, MO

Eat, drink, be Irish

You don’t need to know an Irish jig as long as you can crawl! The downtown Cape Girardeau St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl is back for the 31st year. Get a punch card and make your way to all 11 bars for a chance to win a prize.


Saturday, March 16 starting at 4 p.m.


Downtown Cape Girardeau

Participating locations: The Library, 21 Taps, Shakers, Minglewood, Pour House, Rude Dog, Ragsdales, Port Cape, Coin-Op Cantina, Blue Diamond & Hotshots

Lucky like a four leaf clover

You’ll need some luck or some skill for the 7th annual St. Paddy’s Putt-Putt tournament at Arena Golf. Grab a partner, the winning team goes home with a prize.


Saturday, March 16 from 2 to 4 p.m.


Arena Golf, Cape Girardeau

Irish I could drink

It’s back! Downtown Sikeston is hosting its annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Home Brew Competition. This year’s event includes a cornhole tournament, costume contest, craft beer sampling, and great food! The band USED and REFUSED will perform live.


Saturday, March 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine


American Legion Park, Sikeston

Get your luck here

Get your luck in Murphysboro where they’ve dedicated Saturday and Sunday to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.

Start your celebration with the 5K run/walk race at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Watch the parade at 11 a.m., enjoy corned beef & cabbage at the 17th Street Bar and Grill Warehouse. The Irish Kids’ Fest will feature arts and crafts, games and story telling at the Murphysboro Youth Center, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Grab a shillelagh and pour a green beer, or sample local craft beers while listening to the Irish music, and try your hand in the Leprechaun Classic Bocce Tournament to be held at Riverside Park.


Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17


Murphysboro, Illinois

Full Schedule

May the luck of the Irish be with you!