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Irish Pubs, Parades and Plunges Highlight St. Patty’s Day in Bangor and Portland Areas

Favorite 2018 St. Patrick’s Day Events and Activities in Maine

What are your party plans for St. Patrick’s Day on March 17? Are you looking for things to do in the Bangor or Portland areas for your favorite Irish holiday? Whether you enjoy a cool pint of Guinness to go with delicious corned beef and cabbage or you love green-clad parade floats, this overview of some favorite 2018 St. Patrick’s Day events and activities in Maine will have what you are looking for.


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Bangor-Area Irish Pubs and Breweries

Are you interested in St. Patty’s Day fun that is close to home? You may want to take a closer look at local, Bangor-area Irish pubs and breweries. Spend St. Patrick’s Day with family, friends and a cool pint of Guinness or enjoy an Irish-inspired dinner at these favorite Irish pubs. If you are looking for a drink this St. Patrick’s Day, be sure to stop in Geaghan’s Pub and Brewery, Paddy Murphy’s or Finn’s Irish Pub where you will find great beer, great food, great friends and plenty of Irish shenanigans!

Annual 2018 St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration in Portland

WHEN: Saturday, March 17 at Noon

WHERE: Commercial St. in Portland

Close Up of Celtic Cross Headstone Few events celebrate Irish heritage and St. Patty’s Day like the annual 2018 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Portland. A highlight event each spring, the parade is fun for all ages and will start at Fish Pier, follow Commercial Street and end at Bell Buoy Park. With green-clad, Irish inspired floats, Irish dancers, Irish music and much more, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the perfect way to celebrate the Irish culture. Continue the fun with a post-parade celebration at the Maine Irish Heritage Center!

Rí Rá Paddy’s Day Plunge 2018

WHEN: Saturday, March 17 at 5:30 a.m.

WHERE: East End Beach and Rí Rá Pub

Have some fun and support a great cause this St. Patrick’s Day and sign up for the Rí Rá Paddy’s Day Plunge 2018. Grab your friends and family, climb into your 2018 Toyota Camry, join in the fun and brave the cold waters of the Atlantic in support of the Portland Firefighter’s Children’s Burns Foundation. After you and your friends take the Paddy’s Day Plunge, visit Rí Rá Pub for a free Irish Breakfast, an auction and a raffle – the perfect way to jumpstart your St. Patrick’s Day fun.


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Whether you are celebrating your Irish heritage or just full of the blarney, this list of our favorite 2018 St. Patrick’s Day events and activities in Maine will fit the bill. Make this spring even more exciting and get behind the wheel of a brand-new Toyota car, truck or crossover today when you visit the Downeast Toyota inventory!

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