Billings goes all out for St. Patrick’s Day, starting with the annual parade March 17th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. A tradition for more than 30 years, it features 100 floats, live music, marching bands, collector cars and much more. The culmination in an outdoor Celtic Fair starts the holiday weekend right with Irish dancing, cloggers and bag pipers. Food trucks line the streets, giving you the chance to sample a variety of local and Irish fare.

The party extends into the wee hours at Pug Mahon’s Irish Pub, located at 3011 1st Ave. N. Usually known for pints and pork chops, this treasure is tucked into a strip mall—but don’t let the location fool you. Try the Irish stew, corned beef and cabbage stew, and wood-fired pizzas.

Luck of the Irish

You’ll find unofficial after parties around Billings, like the festivities at Angry Hank’s Microbrewery. Small bites, brewery tours, and plenty of tastings help extend St. Patrick’s Day well into Sunday shenanigans. Seasonal ales bring a touch of Ireland right to Billings.

Check out the offerings at The Pub Station for live music, dancing and happy hour specials at 2502 1st Ave. N. Montana Brewing Company at 113 N. Broadway also features seasonal treats. Where will you luck out in Billings?