Faith and Begorrah: Tulsa, OKC Liven Up St. Paddy’s Day

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Photo by Steven Christy courtesy Prodigal, LLC.
Photo by Steven Christy courtesy Prodigal, LLC.

St. Patrick’s Day, one of the most beloved holidays for the Irish and non-Irish alike, sweeps every major city on March 17 with leprechaun costumes, green beer, Irish food and festive activities. Luckily, Oklahoma is no stranger to these celebrations.

In Tulsa, kick off the holiday early at Cain’s Ballroom on March 1 to hear the ever-popular Dropkick Murphys as they perform with The Interrupters and Dublin-based Blood or Whiskey (cainsballroom.com). If that’s not your jam, the Blue Dome District downtown (bluedomedistrict.com) hosts an annual St. Paddy’s day celebration. Try local bars like Arnie’s, Woody’s, Kilkenny’s and McNellie’s (or all four) to get into the Irish spirit.

The Oklahoma City St. Patrick’s Day Parade (ocityparade.com) winds through downtown OKC with traditional Irish music and stepdancing, and the Bricktown Block Party offers free beer samples, food trucks and live music.

Regardless of where you find yourself March 17, stay smart and make good decisions!

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