Come visit us for the Annual celebration of the halfway to St. Patty’s Day. Join in the fun and festivities and celebrate the Irish with Put-in-Bay businesses promoting Irish food and beverages. There is a traditional Irish parade at 1:45 PM on Saturday that kids and adults enjoy with most dressing up in green or in traditional Irish garb.
Hooligan’s Irish Pub sponsors a Drum and Bagpipe Marching Band for the parade. Other island establishments turn a bit green and enjoy the celebration as well. Come celebrate with us on Put-in-Bay island for this Halfway To St. Patty’s Day festival!
As always, be safe when you are having fun during Halfway To St. Patty’s Day at Put-in-Bay. Call Island Club Taxi for a ride if you plan to get a wee bit Irish! It is safe, quick, friendly, and convenient all day long! 419-285-5466 is their number.
History of Halfway to St. Patty’s Day
In over 100 countries across the world, there’s a “holiday” being celebrated on the Saturday closest to September 17th called Halfway to St. Patty’s Day! The roots of this celebration are in “Arthur Guinness Day” or “Arthur’s Day,” which celebrates the patron saint of beer, Arthur Guinness himself. Oddly enough, there is even a famous Irish beer named after this Saint as well!
On this day, revelers raise there glasses to salute the Saint, the beer, and the fact that we are halfway to our favorite Irish celebration of food and drink! One of the mainstays in many bars is now a Halfway to St. Patty’s Day countdown clock so patrons know how long they have to wait until the next big party.
It was on this half way date in the year that Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000 year lease in 1759 to brew his beer at St. James Gate Brewery in Dublin. His brew has been synonymous with the Irish worldwide ever since. Its popularity began in 2009 when Guinness Beer had its 250th Anniversary. The company sponsored events all over the world as part of the festivities, and among those, “Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day” celebrations sprang up.
Gather with your friends in pubs, taverns, and bars, raise a glass and enjoy some fellowship with other lovers of Halfway To St. Patty’s Day, Irish music, and beer!