As warmer weather settles in across the Cumberland Valley, the grass isn't the only green you will be seeing in mid-March! Celebrate the famously green holiday, St. Patrick's Day, with a collection of eats, treats, and events.


Market Cross Pub & Brewery - Why limit yourself to a just one-day celebration when you can celebrate for 5 days? Market Cross is goin' big with live music and specials starting on March 12 and ending on St. Patrick's Day.

Kitchen Shoppe - Sign up for the St. Patrick's Day partial hands-on cooking class on March 14 and learn the tricks to making traditional Irish fare including Guinness-braised brisket and Irish Soda Bread. Little ones will enjoy creating and tasting Things That Are Green during a class for children ages 3 to 8 (accompanied by an adult).

Hook & Flask Still Works - Carlisle's first craft distillery is not usually open on Tuesdays but they are making a special exception for St. Patrick's Day. Stop by any time from 4 pm to 11 pm. Live music by Shine Delphi starts at 7 pm.


Oxford Hall Celtic Shop - Find a variety of Celtic goods in this New Cumberland shop while you prepare for St. Patrick's Day. Offerings include imported foods, jewelry, religious gifts, and Guinness merchandise. Be sure to stop by the Tea Corner and enjoy a cup of imported tea.


Here are some highlights. Check out our events calendar for a complete list.

Stony Ridge Park - The whole family can take part in the annual 5k Jig Jog on March 14 which includes a Leprechaun Lap for kids 10 and under. 5k participants will receive a voucher for a free beer or soda at Appalachian Brewing Company in Mechanicsburg.

Hollabaugh Bros. Fruit & Farm Market - Snakes, potatoes, and leprechauns, oh my! Kids will enjoy a festive morning of storytime, craft, games, and snacks on March 21. Don’t forget to wear green! (NOTE: Registration is required.)

Rose Lehrman Arts Center - On March 16, don't miss the music of Danú, one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today.

Fredricksen Library - Enjoy a free concert of Celtic music by Seasons in the beautiful atrium of the Fredricksen Library on March 14.

Can't make it to any of the St. Patrick's Day events? Celebrate your Irish heritage at the Dills Celtic Festival on April 18 at Dill's Tavern. The family-friendly event features Celtic food and beverages, musicians, dancers, and more.