Here are our favorite ways to celebrate!

Saint Patrick's Day

In Western Mass our Irish heritage runs deep!  Irish immigration to New England reached a peak in the mid-19th century when many families sought new opportunity, left Ireland and landed in ports up and down the American eastern seaboard. Many stayed on the coast, but others pressed westward, looking for work and the chance to build a new life.

Today, Western Mass honors and celebrate all things Irish. So don your finest tartan and join in the fun!  Here are our favorite ways to celebrate:

March 3 | Marshal Mania Fundraiser

March 4 | Dobbin’s Tartan Party: A Fundraiser

March 5 | Annual Colleen Gathering

March 16 | YPS March Third Thursday: Pre-Patty’s Celebration at Slainte

March 16 | Darik and the Funbags at Brennans Place

March 17 | Below the Gaff at Slainte

March 17 | Trailer Trash Live Music at Francies Tavern

March 17 | Green Gold Group Pop-Up at Canna Provisions Holyoke

March 18 | 46th Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Road Race

March 18 | BJ Korona at Slainte 

March 18 | Frank Manzi Band at at Francies Tavern

March 18 | JFK Award Reception Honoring Lenny Jacobson

March 19 | 70th Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 19 | The Knot’s & Midlife Crisis at Francies Tavern

March 20 | Incredible Manzi Family Band at Francies Tavern

March 20 | Ally & Kenny at Slainte

March 21 | The Bards at Slainte