St. Patrick's Day events in the Mahoning Valley

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St. Patrick's Day Parade, 1 p.m., March 11, Boardman. The parade will march north on Market Street from McClurg Road to Southwoods Avenue. This year’s theme is “40 Years of Irish Pride” as the Mahoning Valley’s largest seasonal parade marks its 40th anniversary. More than 30,000 spectators are expected. The grand marshal is former radio personality Pete Gabriel, who started the parade. For information, go


Lunch with the Leprechaun, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 11 a.m. March 10. Enjoy a traditional Irish corned beef buffet with entertainment by County Mayo from 11 a.m. to noon, tasting of Irish ales, tableside shamrock planting, magic time with Shamus O’Foole and the Burke Irish Dancers. Adult admission is $19.95, children 4 to 12 are $10.05, kids under 4 will be admitted free with an adult. Register and pay by calling Kravitz’s Garden Cafe by Friday at 330-779-8201. This is part of Kravitz Deli’s Corned Beef Fest.

St Baldrick’s Day Celebration, O’Donold’s Irish Pub and Grill, 6000 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown, March 10. Event begins at noon with head shaving starting at 1 p.m. Cost is $5. Guests can have fun while raising money to conquer childhood cancers. The highlight of the day is when the more than two dozen men, women and children — who previously raised sponsors — have their heads shaved. The shaving will be done by stylists from Great Clips. Gift baskets, raffles, food, drink specials and entertainment will run throughout the day. Anyone interested in supporting the event by having their head shaved or donating to a shave can do so at Entertainment in the tent is as follows: Crash Fitzgerald from noon to 12:40 p.m.; Glenn Strother from 1 to 1:40 p.m.; Super Babes from 2 to 2:40 p.m.; Hayden Brooke from 3 to 3:40 p.m.; Plinko from 4 to 4:40 p.m.; Leo D’Angelo from 5 to 5:40 p.m.; Speedo Agreedo from 6 to 6:40 p.m.; Mark Soini Trio from 7 to 7:40 p.m.; Model Rockets from 8 to 8:40 p.m. Entertainment inside is as follows: John Blackshire from 12:30 to 1:10 p.m.; Roberts and Russell from 1:30 to 2:10 p.m.; John Sailor from 2:30 to 3:10 p.m.; Spy Convention from 3:30 to 4:10 p.m.; Old Goats Band from 4:30 to 5:10 p.m.; Steve Wright from 5:30 to 6:10 p.m.; Shultz and the IC from 6:30 to 7:10 p.m.; East 9th from 7:30 to 8:10 p.m.; The Labra Brothers from 8:30 to 9:45 p.m.; DJ Steve Fish from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Leprechaun Lollapalooza, Poland Library, March 10. Leprechaun Magic Show at 10 a.m. followed immediately by the Parade of Leprechauns. Dress as a leprechaun or in your most festive St. Patrick’s Day gear. Each child who enters the parade will receive an entry for a chance to win a book of Irish fairytales. For children in grade six and under. Following the parade will be St. Patrick’s Day story time for children of all ages. At 11:30 a.m. will be the Green Pickle Eating Contest and Pickle Drawing contest in the bookstore. Scavenger Hunt for grades six and under from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burke Irish Dancers from 12:30 p.m.

21st Annual St. Paddy’s Day 5k Run and 1 Mile Shamrock Fun Run/Walk, O’Donold’s Irish Pub and Grill, 6000 Mahoning Ave., Austintown, noon March 10. Day of race registration and packet pickup begins at 10:30 a.m. in the celebration tent in front of O’Donold’s. Entry fee is $18 for pre-registration and $20 on race day. The first 150 registrants will receive an event T-shirt with their entry. Participants may pre-register online at

Mill Creek Gardens Cafe, lunch with County Mayo from noon to 2 p.m. March 10. No cover charge. Presented by Kravitz Deli.

Rainbow Bagel Sale, March 12, at Kravitz Deli locations at 3135 Belmont Ave., Liberty, and in the Poland Library. Pre-ordering is recommended.

St. Patrick’s Celebration for businesses. Treat your office mates to lunch on March 15. Kravitz Deli, the corned beef experts, will deliver (minimum order is $75). Prepaid orders only; deadline is March 14. Go to or call 330-759-7889.

St. Reuben’s Day, March 16. Celebrate St. Patrick with an Old Dublin Fish Fry at Kravitz Deli’s Liberty and Poland Library locations. At the Liberty location, 3135 Belmont Ave., County Mayo will perform from 6-9 p.m. ($5 cover). At Poland Library, Colleen McNally-Harris will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. (free admission).

“Memories of Elvis,” Dutch Village Inn, 150 state Route 14, Columbiana, noon and 7 p.m. March 17. Mike Alsbert, Elvis tribute artist, sings the King’s biggest hits, including gospel, ’50s, ’60s and ’70s rock ’n’roll and his most popular love songs. For individual show tickets and/or overnight dinner theater package bookings, call the Inn at 866-482-5050 ext. 425.


Third Annual Craft Beer Fest Beerfest, O’Donold’s Irish Pub and Grill, 6000 Mahoning Ave., Austintown, March 9. The VIP session is from 6 to 10 p.m., regular participants from 7 to 10 p.m. More than 30 regional craft brewers will offer samples of their brews at this regional event. Opening ceremonies will include bagpipers and a performance by the Burke School of Irish Dance. Food and drink specials. Entertainment includes Classic Pink from 8 to 11 p.m. Participants include 3 Floyd’s; Birdfish Brewing; Fathhead; Hopping Frog; Market Garden; Modern Methods; Rhinegeist; Sandy Springs; plus Branch Street Coffee; Cider Boys Cider and Crafted Artisan and Woodland Cellars meaderies. Cost is $40 per person ($50) at door) standard ticket includes ticketed tastes and souvenir glass; $50 per person ($60 at door) for VIP tickets which include ticketed tastes, souvenir glass plus early admission to Beerfest to meet the brewers and free admission to St. Baldrick’s and St. Patrick’s Day celebrations ($10 value).


O’Donold’s Irish Pub and Grill, 122 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 5 to midnight March 9. Entertainment by Shaffer Brothers Band and Brigid’s Cross.

Youngstown Shamrock Crawl, Suzie’s Dogs and Drafts, Youngstown, 7 p.m. March 9. Registration is $5, donated to the Mahoning Valley Rescue Mission. Included in registration is access to ese drink specials and entertainment at each bar: Suzies-$6 alcoholic milkshakes, $1 off well liquor, $2 green beer, bands Jackson, Hunkele, Mihelarakis and Starr starting at 9 p.m.; V2- specials to be determined; The Federal-$2 domestics and $3 fireball; Whistle and Keg-15% off; Draught House-$2 grape and cherry bombs and $2 PBR; Imbibe- specials to be determined; Ryes- specials to be determined; Avalon- specials to be determined; O’Donold’s- $2 green beer, $3 green tea shots, featuring Irish band the Shaffer Brothers at 8 p.m,.

Kelly’s Bar, Mahoning Ave., Youngstown, 11 a.m. March 10. BBQ Bash with the Locals Band from 6 to 10 p.m.

Suzie’s Dogs and Drafts, 1393 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman, parade day party starts at 11 a.m. March 11, with Irish band County Mayo.

Magic Tree, 7463 South Ave., Youngstown, March 11. Starting at 9 a.m., servers and bartenders will be serving Irish breakfast, green beer and there will be live music all throughout the day. Entertainment is as follows: Shaffer Brothers, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Meet the Princesses (Bella, Ariel and Snow White), 2 to 4 p.m.; Todd Cutshaw, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Bogside Boys, 3 to 6 p.m.; Stephen Holter the Bagpipter and the Little Steel Derby Girls.

St. Patrick’s Day party at Kravitz Deli, 3135 Belmont Ave., Liberty, March 17. Music schedule: Lour Rafferty with the Irish Brigadeers, 1-5 p.m.; Burke Irish Dancers, 2:30 p.m.; Colleen McNally-Harris and Harper Kirk, 5-7 p.m.; Jeffrey Bremer and friends, Irish and jazz music, 7-10 p.m.

Brewtus Brewing, 23 Chestnut Ave., Sharon, Pa., party with County Mayo from noon to 10 p.m. March 17.

O’Donold’s Irish Pub and Grill, 6000 Mahoning Ave., Austintown, This massive party, one of the biggest in the state, starts at 5:30 a.m. March 17. Entertainment is as follows: Shaffer Brothers from 8 a.m. to noon; Dolan Family Singers from 1 to 4 p.m.; Bearded Irish Bastards from 6 to 8 p.m.; Burke School of Irish Dance and Bagpipers stop in throughout the the day and night to perform. Cover charge is $5. New this year will be a shuttle bus loop to Suzie’s Dogs and Drafts in downtown Youngstown and Boardman all day.

O’Donold’s Irish Pub and Grill, 122 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 5:30 a.m. start March 17. Entertainment is as follows: Dolan Family Singers from 8 a.m. to noon; Bagpipers at 1 p.m.; Bearded Irish Bastards from 3 to 4:40 p.m.; Bagpipers at 4:30 p.m.; Northern Whiskey from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; DJ from 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Burke School of Irish Dance will be stopping in throughout the day and night to perform. No cover charge.

Magic Tree, 7463 South Ave., Boardman, March 17. Live music all day. Irish breakfast starting at 8 a.m. and Irish beer. Music throughout the day includes Uncle Ted’s Shenanigans, Seamus, The Rage, DJ Fast Freddie, The Dickey White Band, Bag Piper Stephen Holter and Chardon Polka Band.

Shamrock the Block, W. Federal St., downtown Youngstown, by V2 and The Federal, starting at 11 a.m. March 17. A tent will be set up in the street. There will be indoor and outdoor games, contests and food, and a full schedule of live music featuring local bands: Hoss and the Juggernauts, Spirit of the Bear, The Labra Brothers and Northern Whale. Admission is free but must be at least 21 years old.

The Rod, 3726 Loveland Road, Youngstown, 6 a.m. March 17 to midnight March 18. Kegs and eggs starting at 6 p.m.. Corned beef and cabbage and reubens, breakfast, lunch and dinner specials all day long. Heated tent. DJ Rockin Robin will provide entertainment in the evening.

Imbibe Martini Bar, 124 W. Federal St., Youngstown, starts at 2 p.m. March 17.

Quaker Steak and Lube, 435 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman, 9 a.m. March 17 to midnight March 18. All day Irish food, drinks and entertainment.

Quaker Steak and Lube, 101 Chestnut St., Sharon, Pa., 6 a.m. March 17. Kegs will be tapped at 7 a.m. All day lineup of live music, bagpipers and Irish dancers. Green eggs and ham breakfast, reuben sandwiches, corned beef and swiss, plus souvenir cups and shirts.

Mojo’s Pub and Grill, 6292 Mahoning Ave., Austintown, March 17. Reubens and Irish food and music all day.

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