Note: UPDATED for 2015 (3/16/2015)

St. Paddy’s Day is on a Tuesday this year, but it shouldn’t slow down the local a visitor celebration in town: Here are some highlights not to miss!

While there will be no shortage of good celebrations and food and drink specials around town, here are a few highlights worth checking out if you plan to spend your day “wearing of the green”:

Burke & Riley’s Irish Pub

Burke & Riley'sOne of my favorite reasons to check out Burke & Riley’s, right off Main Street, is the simple fact they plan to open at 8 a.m. on St. Patrick’s Day. Plus, you can snag a nice big breakfast or even some traditional corned beef and cabbage, or fish & chips. These guys will have live bagpipe music, Irish step dancers, an Irish band, traditional food, and beer. What else can you ask for on St. Patrick’s Day? Be sure to check out the interview with the owner, Mark Burke, by Mac Jaehnert over at the resort blog.

Ski & Snowboard Spring Style

Ski at BreckenridgeIf you plan to be in Breckenridge, you probably plan on doing some skiing or snowboarding, right? Rest assured the resort will have activities planned over the weekend.

There’s also the Breck Big Mountain Comp, hosted at Breck March 20-22 on Peak 6.

Napper Tandy’s Irish Pub

Rounding out the list is another Irish pub because, hey, it’s an Irish day of celebration! If you know where the Salt Creek Steakhouse is, you know where Napper Tandy’s can be found (and if not, don’t worry: it’s at the corner of Lincoln and Ridge Street). Folks say they certainly do a good job pouring a Guinness. Napper Tandy’s will have drink and Irish food specials to celebrate the day.

 

Last year's Snowpitch Champs.

Last year’s Snowpitch Champs.

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