12925 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills
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.
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 www.liquidsolfest.com.
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 www.luckymanonline.com. 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.
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.
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 www.econcertlive.com.
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.
1011 N. 3rd St.
Pallets Mad Party with DJs spinning and such drink specials as $1 shots, $2 green drafts, $3 well drinks, and $4 Jäger bombs from 8 p.m. until last call at 9:30 p.m. Free dinners will be given away (enter online at www.facebook.com/palletsfoodandbar) but patrons must be present to win. Call 602-451-8090.
393 W. Warner Rd., Chandler
St. Patrick's Day celebrations will take place from Friday, March 14, until Monday, March 17. Drink specials and corned beef and cabbage will be available all weekend and both Irish bar games for prizes and live music by Rust will occur on Friday. Call 480-963-5520.
1019 E. Indian School Road
The Rebirth Brass Band and Bad Cactus Brass Band will hold a "New Orleans Saint Patrick's Day" hootenanny featuring live music, Irish-style roast beef po boys, and jambalaya. 7:30 p.m.; $19 in advance, $23 at the door. Call 602-265-4842.
The Rogue Bar
423 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Live music from Mars and the Massacre, Mill's End, and Day Before Plastics. 8:30 p.m., $5. Call 480-947-3580.
The Rose & Crown
628 E. Adams St.
St. Patrick's Day party featuring an outdoor beer garden, live music, and such food favorites as Guinness stew and corned beef and cabbage. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-255-0223.
6646 Superstition Springs Blvd., Mesa
1610 S. Stapley Dr., Mesa
St. Patrick's Day bashes will take place both inside and outside of either R.T. O'Sullivan's in the East Valley and will include bag pipers, Irish step-dancers, drum corps, fiddler duos, and other live entertainment. Local rock bands Los Guys and Tramps & Thieves will perform at the Stapley Drive location starting at 8 p.m.A menu filled with corned beef and cabbage, sheppard's pie, fish and chips, and Reuben sandwiches will be served and $5 big drafts of green beer can also be had. 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-398-3340 or 480-396-9933.
401 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
Two days of celebration kicks off on Sunday, March 16, with "St. Patrick's Day Training" featuring Guinness promotions and music from The Sea Merchants and Trevor Jones. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. The main event follows on Monday, March 17, starting at noon with promos and giveaways, food and drink, and performances by the Bracken School Irish Dancers, the Tempe Highland Pipe Band, Traveler, and others. Noon to 2 a.m. Call 480-929-9500.
The Sail Inn
26 W. Farmer Ave., Tempe
Sasquanaut, decker., Banana Gun, Mr. Eastwood, and CooBee Coo are scheduled to perform during the Sail's St. Patrick's celebration, which will also offer plenty of corned beef. 5 p.m., $10. Call 480-966-9565.
15688 N. Pima Road,
Th pub will host its annual block party on St. Patrick's Day, which will offer breakfast service at 8 a.m., an outdoor bar and kitchen all day long, promotional giveways, import brews and libations, and live music from The McGraws at 1 p.m., The Sullivans at 3 p.m., and The Brazenheads at 7 p.m. Free before 3 p.m., $5 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and $10 thereafter. Call 480-609-8677.
Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
The punks of BroLoaf will hold their annual St. Patrick's Day party along with Whiskey and the Barrels, Cockswain, and The Venomous Pinks. 9 p.m. Call 480-967-4777.