Do all of your friends have St. Patrick’s Day plans? Are you still looking for a way to celebrate? Does that make you green with envy?
Don’t fret. Spokane and Coeur d’Alene offer many ways to celebrate the luck of the Irish.
Take a look below to find out where you can do some Irish dancing after drinking some green beer and indulging in corned beef.
Don your green and bring the family! The free St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Spokane is one of two around the Inland Northwest.
The parade begins at noon on Saturday in downtown Spokane. Local non-profit The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick uses proceeds from the parade each year to provide donations to several area organizations supporting the community.
You can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all weekend long at O’Doherty’s Irish Grille in downtown Spokane.
On Friday, the bar and pub will host its annual Limerick Contest at 6 p.m. followed by a showing of classic movie “The Quiet Man” at 7 p.m. Patrons can enjoy $2 off all Irish Whiskey during the movie.
On St. Patrick’s Day, foodies can enjoy $1 fish and chips all day while drinking $2.50 green beer. Entertainment will come in the form of live Irish music from 7 p.m. to midnight.
On Sunday, there is a $5 cover at O’Doherty’s all day. Live music will be played from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. before a DJ takes over from 7 p.m. to midnight.
Coeur d’Alene is also throwing a St. Patrick’s Day party of its own. North Idahoans can join in on the fun with a parade from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday.
The event is free and family-friendly. The parade begins at 8th Street and Sherman Avenue in downtown Coeur d'Alene and will end at First Street.
You can also celebrate the luck of the Irish in Coeur d’Alene after the parade. Coeur d’Alene Irish will showcase Irish musical performances and serve corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew and soda bread at the Coeur d’Alene Resort from 5 to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday.
You can also indulge in some green beer while eating your dinner.
All funds raised will support the Coeur d’Alene Rotary Club’s community service grants and projects.
Local band The RUB will perform at the event.
Want to qualify for Bloomsday Second Seed and celebrate the coming of spring? Race in the 36th annual St. Paddy’s Five Miler on Sunday.
The five-mile race begins at 10 a.m. at Spokane Community College. Kids six and under will get a 300-meter run for free.
Registration is $15 until the end of the day on Thursday and $25 on Sunday.
Racers can pick up their number and chip at Fleet Feet Spokane from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Participants also have the chance to win two $250 prizes in a drawing that will take place after the race.