St. Patrick’s Day: How to celebrate in Cincinnati

These are the new jerseys that the Reds will be wearing on March 17th against the Indians.

These are the new jerseys that the Reds will be wearing on March 17th against the Indians.

There are many ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day without getting in trouble. As many Cincinnatians are Irish, there are multiple celebrations of the Irish holiday. Here’s a few ways that you can wear your green proudly:

Music: There are multiple bands of Irish heritage, with two of the most famous being Flogging Molly and the Dropkick Murphys. While neither band is coming to Cincinnati soon, their music will still leave your Irish eyes smiling. I recommend the song “Wild Rover” by the Dropkick Murphys, a cover of a popular Irish anthem. There’s also the popular song “Jump Around” by House of Pain, a band made up of three native Irishmen.

The Glee Club also hosts its St. Patrick’s Day Cabaret on March 14th and 15th, where the students sing multiple Irish songs and wear green. It’s a great celebration of the Irish, and always a fun time. Tickets have been sold out for more than two weeks because of the Cabaret’s popularity.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Cincinnati’s most popular tradition is the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, in which local Irish groups parade around the city. This year’s parade is taking place on Saturday, March 15th. The parade starts at the corner of Eggleston & Reddy, passes Fountain Square, and ends on Sentinel. After the parade, there’s a party on Fountain Square until 10 PM. The parade is a great celebration of the city’s Irish ancestry.

Cincinnati Reds: The Reds will be wearing special green uniforms on March 17th for their spring training game against the Indians. The Reds have been wearing green-accented jerseys for the St. Patrick’s Day game since the days of the Big Red Machine. You can get a white-and-green Joe Morgan jersey for $50 on the Internet.

Cincinnati’s proud Irish heritage shines through on St. Patrick’s Day. Wear your green and show your pride on March 17th!