Albeit full of piety and pride for the Irish, St. Patrick's Day has been adopted by Americans as an excuse to party. Celebrations retain the shamrocks and green, paired with more Guinness than you can shake a shillelagh at. Here's where to get your leprechaun on.
The 21-and-older crowd can head to Saint Party's Day at Liquid. The event begins with live music by Beltane and Bamboo Spork at 7:30 p.m., followed by sets from DJs Just Some Clown and Wolfman Fever until the wee hours. Drink specials include green beer, Irish car bombs and Guinness.
For families, there's the second annual Celebration of Irish Culture in the Treasure Valley at the Linen Building Friday, March 15.
Catch performances by the Giant Leprechauns, Deviant Kin, Nebeula and Celtic Wimmen while shimmying on the dance floor. At the end of the night, everybody will join in on a traditional Irish dance called a ceili.
The party starts at 7:30 p.m. and costs $7 per person or $20 per family. Full bar available with ID.
Avoid the green beer hangover on Monday, March 18, by celebrating a day early. At Humpin' Hannah's, stroll in for the St. Patrick's Day Music Bash taking place Saturday, March 16.
Enter for a chance to win a $100 bar tab by showing up in green, with the prize awarded to the night's greenest person. Catch Giant Leprechauns, the Boise Highlanders bagpipe players and the Rocci Johnson band while quaffing $2 green beer pounders.
Speaking of the Highlanders, they'll be high-tailing it to more than a dozen different venues for performances on Saint Patrick's Day. For a full roster, head to boisehighlanders.com.
Boise is one rockin' place for St. Patrick's Day, for a full listing of events, check out the calendar at boiseweekly.com.