The St. Louis Guide for St. Patrick’s Day

There’s a little Irish in us all on March 17th. St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday filled with shades of green, shamrock decorations, and copious amounts of “Kiss Me I’m Irish” T-shirts. Every year, people pack the pubs and roam the streets of St. Louis just to get a good glimpse of the holiday parade. Whether its Dogtown or Downtown, utilize some of these celebration tips to help bring the luck of the Irish everywhere you go.

St. Louis Parade in Dogtown

St. Louis’ annual Dogtown Parade

Establish a Plan

It’s no secret that St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most popular events of the spring. It is undoubtedly, the biggest holiday in March and one of the most celebrated times in St. Louis. From holiday festivals and city parades to pub crawls, and traditional festivities, there’s something fun for everyone.

Gather a group of friends or family together and check out some of the best St. Patrick’s Day events that St. Louis has to offer.

Reduce the risk of getting lost

St. Patrick’s Day celebrations tend to expand like wildfire, as giant crowds form throughout St. Louis. As the excitement grows, so does the likelihood of getting separated from the rest of your group. Be sure to follow these guidelines:

  • Designate a meeting place in case your group gets separated.
  • Familiarize yourself with the area.
  • Keep a map handy in case you lose cell phone service.
  • Wear something that makes you stand out from the crowd.
  • Don’t let your phone run out of juice. Keep a portable charger on hand.
  • Access the “Share My Location” feature on your smartphone.
  • Use the buddy system

 Show Up Early

Don’t wait until the last minute to find the perfect parade-viewing spot, or grab a seat at your favorite Irish restaurant.

Showing up an hour early can help you secure the best position for any festivity. If you can make a reservation in advance, you could avoid the restaurant hassle altogether.

Come prepared

Maximize your holiday fun with these “must-have” items:

  • Green attire
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella or poncho (in case of rain)
  • Jackets, coats, gloves, hats, scarves, etc. (for cold weather)
  • Extra cash
  • Portable lawn chairs
  • Emergency snacks

Celebrate Responsibly

All in all, St. Patrick’s Day is a day filled with festive, Irish fun. If you want to enjoy the day with minimal stress, let St. Louis County & Yellow Cab provide you with worry-free transportation. Our drivers are loaded with experience and are committed to going the extra mile to get you to and from the celebration quickly, comfortably, and safely.

We got you covered with every step so all you have to worry about is avoiding those pesky St. Patrick’s Day pinches!

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