St. Patrick’s Day weekend is almost here. To get ready for the festivities, here’s an overview of festivals, parties and dances:
Downtown Youngstown St. Paddy’s Dash, registration at 6 p.m. Friday at the B&O Station. Registration is $2, or dashers can donate a canned food item for the Youngstown Rescue Mission. Dashers will get a wrist band that grants unlimited rides on the trolley (between 6 p.m. and 1 a.m.) to all participating locations, and also exclusive food and drink specials. Participating bars are: Royal Oaks, MVR, Avalon Downtown, Inner Circle at YSU, Cafe Cimmento, Dooney’s, 9INE, V2, Roberto’s, The Old Precinct, The Lemon Grove, O’Donold’s, Imbibe, Draught House, Overture, B&O Station and Youngstown Maennerchor (see individual listing for each bar).
Kravitz Delicatessen corned beef festival, 3135 Belmont Ave., Liberty. County Mayo, traditional Irish music, 6 to 10 p.m. Friday with Lenten fish fry; Guilty Pleasures, live folk music, 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday and Brady’s Leap, 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday. 330-759-7889 or kravitzdeli.com.
Kravitz Deli in Poland Library corned beef festival, 311 S. Main St., Poland. St. Patrick’s Day science at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Lunch with a Leprechaun at 11:30 a.m., Burke Irish Dancers at 1 p.m., Leprechaun story time at 1:30 p.m., and Brady’s Leap, modern Celtic band, from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday 330-757-2330 or kravitzdeli.com.
St. Patrick’s Church of Youngstown, 1420 Oak Hill Ave. Mass at 10 a.m. Sunday. County Mayo will perform.
Backyard Bar and Grill, 8942 Youngstown- Pittsburgh Road, Poland. St. Patrick’s Day Party starting at 7 a.m. Sunday.
B&O Station, 530 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown. Tara’s Fire, 7 p.m. Friday.
Cedars West End, 706 Steel St., Youngstown. Planet Pluto, 10 p.m. Sunday.
The Cellar, 162 Bridge St., Struthers. St. Patrick’s Day eve party with Leddfoot and Magma Project, 9 p.m. Saturday. 330-750-1311.
Dooney’s Downtown Grill and Bar, 50 Federal Plaza, Youngstown. Tara’s Fire, 11 p.m. Friday.
Georgia City Lights, 3036 E. State St., Hermitage, Pa. St. Patrick’s Day Party with DJ Pat, 10 p.m. Saturday.
Groggy Monday, 81/2 Sycamore Drive, New Middletown. St. Patrick’s Day Party with John Grahovac Sr., 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday. 330-542-2500.
Hap’s Bar and Grille, 3890 Boardman St., New Waterford. St. Patty’s Day Party with The Gallaghers, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday
Horseshoe Bar, 206 E. Market St., Warren. Tara’s Fire, 7 p.m. Sunday.
Lanigan’s Irish Pub, 126 E. Washington St., New Castle, Pa. St. Patrick’s Day Eve show begins at 5 p.m. Saturday with the Burke School of Irish Step Dancers, Mixed Greens at 6 p.m. and The Cuzzies at 10 p.m. Opens at 7 a.m. Sunday for all-day party with Burke School of Irish Step Dancers at 5 p.m., and County Mayo at 6 p.m.
The Lemon Grove, 110 W. Federal St., Youngstown. Old Youngstown meets New Youngstown event with County Mayo and food from Kravitz Deli, 7 to 11 p.m. today and The Kickaways, with Automatons and Class A Bandits at 10 p.m. Friday.
Magic Tree Pub & Eatery, 7463 South Ave., Boardman. County Mayo from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
McMenamy’s, 325 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles. County Mayo from 2:30 to 5:30 Saturday. Doors open at noon Sunday. Entertainment includes Tara’s Fire, noon to 2 p.m.; Irish Step Dancers, 2 to 3 p.m.; The Bagpipers, 3 to 3:30 p.m.; The Sensations, 4 to 8 p.m. 330-544-1732 or www.mcm4u.com.
Mojo’s Pub & Grill, 6292 Mahoning Ave., Austintown. All-day St. Patrick’s Day party Sunday with Rich Oswald from 5 to 9 p.m. 330-779-0995.
O’Donold’s, 6000 Mahoning Ave., Austintown. Party all day Sunday beginning at 5:30 a.m. with kegs and eggs. Entertainment starts at 9 a.m. in the giant tent in the parking lot, and includes Jane Black, the Schaffer Brothers and Graphic Pink at 8 p.m. Appearances by step dancers. 330-270-2800.
O’Donold’s, 128 W. Federal St., downtown Youngstown. Brigid’s Cross will perform at 8 p.m. Friday. The Shaffer Brothers will perform. An all-day party will begin at 5:30 a.m. Sunday. O’Donold’s and V2 will put up a 10,000-square-foot tent on Federal Street Saturday. The street will be closed to vehicular traffic between North Hazel and North Phelps streets. The tent will open at noon Sunday with performances by Guys Without Ties from 2 to 6 p.m., High Strung Irish, The Rage at 8 p.m., bagpipers and stepdancers throughout the day. A shuttle bus will run between downtown and Vernon’s in Niles between noon and midnight.
Quaker Steak and Lube, 5800 Interstate Blvd., Austintown. All-day party Sunday starts at 6 a.m. with breakfast. Entertainment starts at 8 a.m. and includes Tara’s Fire, 3 p.m.
Quaker Steak And Lube Express, 435 Boardman Poland Road, Boardman, opens at 8 a.m. for all day party Sunday party with Steve Vuich at 10 a.m. 330-726-5823.
Quaker Steak and Lube, 101 Chestnut St., Sharon, Pa., opens at 6 a.m. for all day Sunday party, with the Barflies, Jeff Welsh, Jim Golan, Lil’ Joe, Max Schang, Mixed Greens, Pipe Dreams, River Saints, Steve Vuich, Terry Dach, and Veterans Pipe Band. 724-981-9464.
Quinlan’s Irish Pub, 5154 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles. Open at 6:30 a.m. Sunday. Celtic Creek, 10-noon; Rogues of Rafferty, noon-1:45; Burke School of Irish Dance, 2-2:30, 8-8:30; Celtic Flame Pipe Band, 2:30-2:50; Rose &Thistle, 2:50-3:30, 8:30-9:15, 11:15-midnight; The Dolans, 3:30-4:15, 6-7:30; Traditional Irish Seisiun, 4; Callahan & O’Connor, 4:20-5:15, 6-7:15, 9:20-10:30; Celtic Ladies, 5:20-5:50; Forsythe Special, 7:20-8, 8:30-10, 10:30-11:15; all band jam, midnight. 330-349-4500.
Tully’s, 101 Chestnut St., Sharon, Pa. Pre-St. Patrick’s Party on Saturday. Velveeta at 10 p.m. St. Patty’s Day party, open at 6 a.m., all day Sunday. 724-981-9464.
Up A Creek Tavern, 4973 E. Market St., Howland. Tara’s Fire, 10:30 p.m. Saturday.
V2, 100 W. Federal St., Youngstown. DJ Wrenny Wren, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. 330-742-5595.
Kuzman’s, 1025 S. State St., Girard, 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Del Sinchak.