FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Deer Park Irish Pub is hosting St. Patrick’s Day events all weekend, including a parade, live music, food and drink specials, and family-friendly games.
Admission to the pub’s “Clover Classic” is free all weekend and tent activities are for all ages.
The 17th annual People’s Parade will be held on Monday at 5:30 p.m. The person who wins the costume contest will be the parade’s grand marshal.
Schedule of Events for the Cover Classic:
Sunday (family day)
11 a.m-3 p.m. – Sunday Brunch with Ragin’ Cajun food truck, Irish dishes with a little Creole pizzazz and Games: Bimini; rings, Irish bowling, Cornhole, Irish sing-a-long
1 p.m. – St. Pet-Trick with the SPCA; pet trick and costume contest and more.
2 p.m. – Dance Tonight Fort Wayne teaches the Irish Jig and Irish couples dance
3-10 p.m. – Monday work excuses on the hour from Facebook posts/audience
3-5 p.m. – Live Music – Knotwork – Celtic, instrumental music
9 a.m. – Morning Lauds with St Patrick’s writings and Green Irish glazed doughnuts & Irish Lattes
Noon – Corned beef sandwiches, cole slaw, chips & shamrock cookies available, Adoption animals from the SPCA
4:00 p.m. – Men’s keg toss, Women’s keg toss (Registration at Deer Park day of the event)
4:45 p.m. – Costume Contest
5:00 p.m. – Shamrock sprint (contestants run the parade route)
5:30 p.m. – The People’s Parade, 17th annual world’s shortest parade
6:00 p.m. – Live Music – Scratch N Sniff – Classic Rock
Monday Menu: Food: 5-oz corned beef sandwich served on cracked rye with dill pickle and horseradish $6; with classic chips, fresh coleslaw & shamrock cookie. $8.50. Beverages: Traditional green lager beer along with signature classics including Guinness Stout, Harp, Smithwicks Irish Ale, Killians, Magner’s apple cider. Daily Special: Irish car bombs
Deer Park Irish Pub is located at 1530 Leesburg Road at the intersection of Spring Street across from the University of Saint Francis.