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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Ames

February 23, 2023

Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Or at least pretending to be. Celebrate this year’s lucky holiday with these local activities in Ames!

Become Irish for a day.

Fully immerse yourself in Irish culture by spending your lucky day at Dublin Bay

The pub will be open all day, with breakfast served from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and their classic Irish Fayre menu from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.  Don’t miss the exciting Irish Dance Performance from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and musical performance by Casey Meussigmann from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Stop by to see the performances and try their delicious Irish soda bread, Bangers and Mash, and bread pudding for dessert! 

As they say at Dublin Bay, Cead Mile Failte! (One hundred thousand welcomes!)

Torrent Brewing Company in Ames.

Drink like the Irish.

Nobody drinks quite like the Irish. Check out all of the Irish pubs in Ames! 

Don’t forget to wear a green outfit – pinching is most definitely on the menu. 

Family-friendly fun.

Take the kiddos out for some age-appropriate St. Paddy’s celebrations.

  • Decorate a shamrock cookie and snack on green food at the St. Paddy’s Day Fun for Kids event at Great Harvest Bakery 
  • Try a new festive shake at one of Ames’ three Dairy Queen locations around town. The ‘Under the Rainbow Shake’ looks fresh out of a fairytale, featuring strawberry flavoring and colorful rainbow sprinkles.
  • Crumbl Cookies always features special cookies for holidays. Stay updated on their weekly cookie rotation to try their take on St. Patrick’s Day!

By Marissa Smith, Marketing Communications Intern


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