Saint Patrick’s Day 2015 in Cambridge

saint patrick's dayPhoto courtesy of Craicfest

Saint Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, but why wait until the 17th to celebrate? We’ve scrounged around to gather a full week of St. Patty’s events. Whether you’re looking to imbibe copious amounts of Guinness, chow down on some corned beef and hash or just enjoy the day with your family, we’ve got you covered!

March 14 and 15
Saint Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn

Start feeling Irish this weekend and check out the Saint Patrick’s Day Sojourn with Brian O’Donovan at Sanders Theatre (45 Quincy St). This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Sojourn and promises to be the best yet. Throughout the years, the concerts have introduced a wide array of new and familiar musicians to audiences eager to celebrate the holiday in true Irish style. Tickets are $45 and are available here.

March 15
Craicfest 5K
After the snowy winter we’ve had, you’re probably dying to get outside. Now that the sun is shining and the snow is starting to melt, you can take it all in with a healthy 5K run at Craicfest. The race starts at 9:30 a.m. this Sunday, and makes its way through Inman Square. After you get your endorphins going, check out the awesome indoor party for participants hosted by Cambridgeside Galleria. Get in the spirit and deck yourself out in green, or run the race in your wackiest Saint Patrick’s Day costume and win serious prizes. Registration is $50 and includes a race day shirt, free food and beer at the post-race party.

Now through March 17
Jasper White’s Summer Shack

For a massive Irish feast check out Jasper White’s Summer Shack (149 Alewife Brook Pkwy.). This typically seafood-oriented restaurant is shaking things up a bit and offering a week’s worth of Jasper White’s famed Irish recipe. From now until the 17, Summer Shack is serving over 600 pounds of gray corned beef cured for ten days, seven different types of vegetables done Irish style and mustard pickles. Definitely a feast you don’t want to miss!

March 17
Puritan & Company

For some of the best food around, head into Puritan & Company (1166 Cambridge St.) on March 17th. The highly acclaimed Inman Square spot is serving up Saint Patrick’s “Puritan-Style”. The menu includes an authentic three-course boiled dinner of meat, vegetables and potatoes, cooked in Puritan’s signature New England farm-fresh style. The meal costs $40 per person, with a pairing of local craft beers available for an additional charge.

March 21-22
Whiskey Rebellion at Moksa

If drinking is more your thing when Saint Patrick’s Day rolls around, then look no further—Whiskey Rebellion Boston is coming to Moksa (450 Mass Ave.). This super popular event (which sold out last year) features a showcase of American whiskeys and an educational ABC’s of American Whiskey class. Attendees will get a primer of the various categories of whiskeys, including their history and chemistry. And of course, you’ll get to taste them all. Tickets are $42 and are available here.

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