No blarney here: the Pocono Mountains has St. Patrick's Day festivities for everyone! If you can't get away to the Emerald Isle, celebrate March 17 with a trip to the Poconos. Get decked out in green and shamrocks to cheer on a St. Paddy's Day Parade, enjoy corned beef and cabbage for dinner with a side of live music, or party the night away with drink specials and entertainment.

Irish immigrants have played an important part in the rich history of our region. Why not spend some time taking a trip to the past at local museums, followed by a stop at an authentic Irish pub. Browse the ideas below to plan a St. Patrick's Day in the Poconos that'll be just grand.

Attend a St. Patrick's Day Parade

1. Attend a St. Patrick's Day Parade

Two shamrock-filled parades will be happening in the Poconos this year! Milford's first-ever St. Patrick's Day Parade will take place on Sunday, March 17, 2024, kicking off at 1 p.m. in Ann Street Memorial Park and continuing left down West Ann Street, left onto Broad Street, right onto East High Street, and ending, appropriately, at St Patrick’s Church. Prizes will be awarded for best Irish spirit, best original design, and best decorated float.

The Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Stroudsburg will step off at 1:15 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, 2024 in front of Stroudsburg High School on Main Street. Hosted by the Pocono Irish American Club, the popular procession has brought thousands into town to enjoy the marching bands, bagpipers, leprechauns and local businesses as they wind their way to Crystal Street in East Stroudsburg.

Get a preview of Stroudburg's parade and learn more about the community's Irish pride in this recent segment from Pocono Television Network! Tune into PTN on the 24th to watch the parade live.

Stroudsburg's Siamsa Irish Pub is like a piece of Ireland transported to the heart of the Poconos. Enjoy the authentic decor as you sip a pint of Guinness or savor a full meal. The menu is full of hearty traditional favorites like bangers and mash, fish and chips, corned beef and cabbage, and shepherd's pie. Take a walk down to Fitzpatck's Celtic & Irish Store, also located on Main Street, to pick up some Irish goods and souvenirs.

Siamsa Irish Pub

  • 636 Main Street
  • (570) 421-8434

An authentic Irish experience in the heart of the Poconos! Stop by Siamsa in Downtown Stroudsburg for an authentic Irish pub experience! Feast on Irish favorites like fish and chips, shepherd's pie and an all-day Irish breakfast, and enjoy…

Fitzpatrick's Celtic & Irish Store

  • 538 Main Street
  • (570) 424-5455

Fitzpatrick's is a Celtic and Irish import shop located on Main Street in Stroudsburg, PA. Discover a variety of goods from Ireland including food, wools, clothing, pocket books, perfumes and more.

Discover Hibernian Heritage in Jim Thorpe

2. Discover Hibernian Heritage in Jim Thorpe

A visit to beautiful Jim Thorpe might just be the next best thing to a visit to Dublin. The winding, old world streets are home to modern shops and eateries, and there's a strong Irish heritage to discover. When the borough was first founded in the early nineteenth century, many Irish immigrants helped build the town and worked in the nearby anthracite coal mines. Some, like James Dolon, rose to prominent positions and built beautiful homes like the The Dolon House, now a bed and breakfast.

  • 5 West Broadway
  • (570) 325-4462

This 1888 ‘Old Mauch Chunk’ millionaire’s mansion retains its fabulous, historic details like jeweled stained glass panels…

Life was a struggle for many early Irish arrivals in Jim Thorpe, then known as Mauch Chunk. A controversial and notorious court trial in the 1870s condemned a group of miners known as the Molly Maguires; their history is memorialized in the Old Jail Museum, open for tours throughout the warmer months. Watch the St. Patrick's Day segment below from Pocono Television to learn more!

When it's time to eat after a day exploring Jim Thorpe and the surrounding Lehigh Gorge, look no further than Molly Maguires Pub and Steakhouse, located on the first floor of Hotel Switzerland. The Behan family from Dublin, Ireland has run this neighborhood pub for over two decades. Enjoy a meal or drink specials like Murphy's Irish Stout, Smithwicks Irish Ale or a Baileys Irish Martini.

  • 5 Hazard Square
  • (570) 325-4563

For over 25 years, Molly Maguire’s Irish Pub has been family owned and operated by the Behan family of Dublin, Ireland. This…

Feast on Delicious Irish Fare

3. Feast on Delicious Irish Fare

Pair your favorite Irish foods with great live music performances at farm-to-table restaurants in Hawley! Enjoy Gaelic dishes and specials during the St. Patrick's Day Celebration at The Settlers Inn as you listen to tunes from the Blarney Boys. St. Patrick's Day at Glass will feature live music from John "Patrick" Curtin as well as festive menu specials at Glass - Wine.Bar.Kitchen. Savor your Irish feast with a view of stunning Paupack Falls right outside the restaurant windows. Head to The Dock on Wallenpaupack for St. Patrick's Day at the Dock with a view of Lake Wallenpaupack.

If you've loved the Halloween and Christmas pop-ups from Jive Bar & Lounge in Milford, don't miss their Jive Shamrock Lounge, complete with specialty cocktails like the Emerald Sunset and the Life of the Paddy. To celebrate the richness of Irish culture without the drinking, head to the Stroudsmoor Country Inn for a delicious three-course meal during Poconos Sober St. Patrick Day.

Plan an early spring escape this St. Paddy’s Day to enjoy the Irish festivities and the fresh air in the Poconos. Check out more things to do throughout the region, browse our restaurants and dining, and find great places to stay.

Slán go foill and Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Pocono Mountains!