St. Patrick’s in Ogunquit

st. patricks day in ogunquit maineAhh, the luck of the Irish! Sure it is cold and there may be just a little snow – but with March comes one of our favorite times of the year: St. Patrick’s Day. You can think of it as an early celebration of Spring – highlighted by craft Maine beer and traditional Irish food.

Here are our top five things to do on St. Patrick’s in Maine

Bintliff’s Irish Eggs & Hash
Yes, the dining room is a bit on the small side and you’ll have a wait unless you have a little luck with you but the corned beef hash is worth it. Another classic is the Bintliff’s scramble with asiago cheese. Just a 2 minute drive from the hotel, so you’ll quickly get your spot in line

Maine Street T Dance
Yes, the dance floor will be crowded and the music will be thumpin’ – but if you want a high energy atmosphere for your Irish jig, Maine Street is the place to be. Advance tickets are a must – this is a sellout dance party. No wallflowers – with multiple rooms and dance floors, there’s a party over here and a party over there.

Plunge ‘n’ Parade
Put on your swimsuit and take the St. Patrick’s Day plunge. Held in Portland, a quick dip in the bay is followed by breakfast at Ri-Ra’s Irish Pub and good Guinness. And if you stick around, Portland’s St. Patrick’s Day parade will kick off at noon with fifes, drums and Claddagh band. High steppin’ in your green laddy!

Celtic By The Sea
Claddagh rings and more Irish traditions are on display not just for St. Patrick’s Day but year round in this gem of a store. Located on Shore Road, you’ll warm right up to this boutique shop – if only for the remarkable sweaters and Irish flannel!

The St. Paddy’s Pub Crawl
Of course we all know that beer – green or otherwise – is a St. Patrick’s must. But here in Maine, we like our craft beer a whole lot. So check out a flight of locally made Maine beer at Cornerstone in Ogunquit or hop from Tributary Brewery in Kittery to SOME Brewers in York to Shipyard in Eliot to Federal’s Jacks in Kennebunk. Just be sure to designate your leprechaun for drivin’!

Still not sure about St. Patrick’s Day in Ogunquit?
Add a little extra fun with a walk along Marginal Way or a drive to the top of Mt. A to see the stunning view. Be sure to bring your camera. There really is nothing as refreshing as crisp Maine air and the joy of celebrating the luck of the Irish in Maine.

If you’re thinking of visiting our Ogunquit hotel in March to enjoy a cozy cocktail by the pub fireplace or head to Maine for family fun, check out our St. Patrick’s package and great hotel room choices with a central location.

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