St. Patrick's Day Guide 2014

Special Events

Fountain Park

12925 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills

The All-American Rejects are scheduled to perform on Saturday, March 15, during the Liquid Sol Music Festival outside of University of Phoenix Stadium. See
The All-American Rejects are scheduled to perform on Saturday, March 15, during the Liquid Sol Music Festival outside of University of Phoenix Stadium. See
Cherish the Ladies is scheduled to perform on Tuesday, March 11, at Mesa Arts Center. See
Cherish the Ladies is scheduled to perform on Tuesday, March 11, at Mesa Arts Center. See

Every drop of water shooting from the Fountain Hills fountain will be dyed emerald green during the city's St. Patrick's Day Celebration on Sunday, March 16, at the park. Meanwhile, the Fountain Park Amphitheater will host Irish music, a beer garden, food and drink vendors, activities games, and kids attractions. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., free. Call 480-816-5151.

Irish Cultural Center

1106 N. Central Ave.

The yearly St. Patrick's Day Parade and Irish Faire once again will celebrate all things emerald during a day of fun and festivities on Saturday, March 15. Things kick off at 10 a.m. with the parade, which will depart from Third and Virginia streets and wend its way to Margaret T. Hance Park. The faire itself will feature three stages of Irish musicians and dancers, as well as games, craftsman and vendor booths, and the chance to check out the Anam Cara exhibition inside the ICC's McClelland Library. 10 a.m.; $10 for adults and teens, $8 for seniors and military, and free for kids 12 and under. Call 602-258-0109.

Mesa Arts Center

1 E. Main St., Mesa

The female instrumentalists of Cherish the Ladies will fill the Ikdea Theatre with traditional Irish folk music during their concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11. Tickets are $30. Call 480-644-6500.

Sportsman's Park

9435 W. Maryland Ave.,


The inaugural Liquid Sol Music Festival will take place outside University of Phoenix Stadium and feature a daylong outdoor concert starring major names from the realms of rock and alternative. The lineup includes Train, The All-American Rejects, Authority Zero, Blind Melon, The BoDeans, Cracker, Ed Kowalczyk, Everclear, Fuel, The Gin Blossoms, The White Buffalo, Tonic, Vertical Horizon, and more. Gates open at 10 a.m. General admission is $89, premium reserved seating is $189, and VIP access is $299. See

Tempe Beach Park

54 W. Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe

There are a few things that are absolutely certain to happen during St. Patrick's Day: Green beer will flow from almost every single tap, funky hats will be worn by many a bar patron, and Celtic punk legends Flogging Molly will put on a spectacular outdoor show at Tempe Beach Park. This year's edition of their annual show, which happens to be the 10th anniversary of the band's "Green 17 Tour," will feature support from Ozomatli and local heroes Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers. Gates open at 4 p.m.; $35 in advance, $40 day of the event. See Two days earlier, on Saturday, March 15, the park will host a day of reggae and rock when Rebelution and Atmosphere headline an outdoor festival. Pepper, Iration, Katastro, Clairevoyant, Kava Kreation, Something Like Seduction, and Black Bottom Lighters are also scheduled to perform. Gates open at 1 p.m. Tickets are $35-$40.

Bars & Clubs

Arizona Pizza Co.

8110 W. Union Hills Dr., Glendale

St. Patty's Day Party with off-track betting, drink specials, and more. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 623-566-8123.

Connolly's Sports Grill

2605 W. Carefree Hwy.

They'll be partying out in the parking lot for three days straight at Connolly's during the buildup to St. Patrick's Day. Highlights include a broadcast of the UFC 171 pay-per-view on Saturday, March 15; bikes and green beer on Sunday, March 16; and DJs performing inside and outside on Monday, March 17. A photo booth, promo giveaways, bikini contest, and servings of corned beef and cabbage are also planned. Call 623-879-5997.

Fibber Magees

1989 W. Elliot Road, Chandler

The all-day St. Patrick's Day block party commences with Irish breakfasts being served at 8 a.m. The rest of the day promises promos, giveaways, outdoor bars and food service, and plenty of Guinness, Harp, Smithwick's, and Kilkenny to drink. Live music starts in the afternoon and includes Holly Kirsten at 1 p.m., The Brazenheads at 3 p.m., and Jason DeVore at 7 p.m. Free before 3 p.m., $5 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and $10 thereafter. Call 480-722-9434.

Irish Wolfhound

16811 N. Litchfield Road, Surprise

Revelry will be happening both inside and outside at this pub's St. Patrick's Day festivities and will feature promotional giveaways, outdoor food booths and bars, and live music from Emmit McElhinney, The Big Fellahs, CheekTones, and Spin Cycle. Food options include corned beef and cabbage, Irish nachos, sheppard's pie, bratwurst, burgers, and more. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. (21-and-over only after 8 p.m.), $5. Call 623-214 1004.

Last Exit Live

717 S. Central Ave.

The Smoke Phatties Day Concert will light up Last Exit with music by Property Six, The Oddfellaz, Pride Through Strife, Products of tha Streetz, CityLyfe, Nualliance West, Never Too Late, and others. DJ RMR will spin between sets. 7 p.m., $13. Call 602-271-7000 or see

The Lost Leaf

914 N. 5th St.,

Live jazz from Jason and the Brownstones. 9 p.m. Call 602-258-0014.

Marc's Sports Grill & Nightlife

4494 W. Peoria Ave., Glendale

St Paddy's Party with corned beef sandwiches and platters, green beer, free Texas Hold'em with Joker Poker for gift certificates in the main bar at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., karaoke in the lounge at 9 p.m., and more. A special holiday menu and specials on Guinness, Bushmills, B52s, Irish Car Bombs, and other drinks will also be available. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 623-842-1053.

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