St. Patrick’s Day events in Breckenridge, Keystone and around Summit County |

St. Patrick’s Day events in Breckenridge, Keystone and around Summit County

Compiled by Krista Driscoll
Special to the Daily
Special to the Daily |


Breckenridge Recreation Center, 880 Airport Road

If you need a way to relax before the craziness that is St. Patrick’s Day, the Breckenridge Recreation Center is offering $5 Hot Tub Happy Hour on Saturday, March 15, and Sunday, March 16. From 5 to 7 p.m., $5 per person gets you full use of the rec center, including the pool, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, water slide, showers, sauna, stretching area and more.

The rec center will also be hosting St. Paddy’s Day shenanigans on the field on Saturday, March 15, with the third-annual Snowpitch Softball Tournament. Registration is closed for the 21 and older tournament, sponsored by Coors Tap the Rockies, but spectators are welcome. Games run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ask at the front desk, or visit for more information on either of these events.

Breckenridge Ski Resort

On Saturday, March 15, Breckenridge Ski Resort is hosting the T-Bar and Sevens Barefoot Wine event. From 2 to 5 p.m., show up at Sevens Restaurant at the base of Peak 7 or T-Bar at the base of Peak 8 for giveaways, drink recipes, a “Get Barefoot and Have a Great Time” contest and a cork toss.

Breckenridge is also hosting the Royal Flush Big Mountain Comp on Saturday, March 15, with snowboard and ski categories in different age groups. The contest will take place in Peak 8’s Contest Bowl. Registration starts at 8 a.m. at T-Bar, with qualifiers at 10:30 a.m. and finals at 1 p.m. Visit for more information.

Burke & Riley’s Irish Pub, 520 S. Main St.

Burke & Riley’s Irish Pub, right off Main Street, will open at 8 a.m. on St. Patrick’s Day, Monday, March 17. Snag a traditional Irish breakfast or an eye-opener shot of Jameson first thing in the morning while a DJ spins beats to get you in an Irish mood. The restaurant and bar will also be serving homemade corned beef and cabbage, bangers and mash and their famous fish and chips.

Stick around for live Irish and American music from Denver band Sherman Woods at noon, or rock out Irish style to live bagpipe music. The green beer will be flowing, and Burke & Riley’s will have their special St. Patrick’s Day T-shirts and will be giving away beads and hats.

“We’re going to have the open patio,” said co-owner Mark Burke. “Bands will be playing outside because the weather’s suppose to be beautiful. It’s the only holiday of the year that everybody celebrates no matter what nationality you are. Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day.”

Visit for more information.

Jake’s Dive Bar, 100 N. Main St.

Jake’s Dive Bar on Main Street will be pouring green beer all day on Monday, March 17, along with the bar’s usual specials, which include $2 PBRs, Miller High Lifes and Red Stripe; $3 shots of Jim Beam, Jagermeister and Tuaca; and happy hour from 3 to 7 p.m., with food and drink specials. Visit to learn more.

Napper Tandy’s Irish Pub, 110 E. Lincoln

If you know where the Salt Creek Steakhouse is, you know where Napper Tandy’s can be found. The bar pours a mean Guinness and will have drink and Irish food specials to celebrate the day on Monday, March 17. Visit for more information.

Nordic St. Paddy’s Day Sale, Gold Run Nordic Center, 200 Clubhouse Drive

Starting Monday, March 17, through Tuesday, April 1, save 30 percent on Gold Run’s gently used rental fleet, including skis, bindings, boots and poles. The friendly and knowledgeable pro shop staff will help you with a package to take you through the end of this season and right into next winter. Visit or call (970) 547-7889 for more information.

Putt n Pub Crawl, Main Street and beyond

KSMT and LIF FM’s third-annual Putt n Pub Crawl, presented by Copper Mountain, will take place Friday, March 14, from 3 to 9 p.m. Teams of four can register for $40 for this mini golf and bar crawl all in one. Prizes will be awarded for best costume, best and worst scores, best team name, best team spirit, golfy-est team, best team dance at the after party, class clowns and the most or best hole in one.

Holes range from par 2 to par 5 and there’s a shotgun start. Register between 2 and 3 p.m. at the CopperTop bar at Beaver Run and then putt your way across town to Burke & Riley’s Irish Pub, Hungry Dog 2, Ullr’s Sports Bar, Brooklyn’s Tavern & Billiards, Napper Tandy’s Irish Pub, Kenosha and Hero. The after party and awards will take place at Napper Tandy’s Irish Pub. Follow the links at to get signed up, or register in person at the CopperTop.

Visit or the GoBreck Facebook page for more information.


Woodward, East Village and Center Village

Join Analog and Woodward at Copper for Go Huck Yourself, a jam-style contest on Woodward’s 22-foot quarter-pipe located in Central Park Terrain Park on Saturday, March 15. Free registration is located at the Woodward at Copper Cage from 9 to 11 a.m. and the contest starts at noon. Skiers and riders compete to win free gear from Analog and Woodward.

Make sure to wear green on Saturday, March 15, and see deals throughout the resort, including food and drink specials at Endo’s Adrenaline Bar & Grill, JJ’s Rocky Mountain Tavern, Jack’s Bar, CB Grille, Belgian Bean, Camp Hale, Storm King Sushi and Lounge and more. Or check out Double Diamond, Summit Massage or Rame Jewelry for discounts and special offers.

When the lifts stop turning, Von Stomper fills Copper Mountain Center Village with American folk tunes with Celtic flair from 4 to 6 p.m. Free St. Patrick’s Day-themed fireworks will follow at 8 p.m. over West Lake located in Center Village. Copper Mountain Resort Ambassadors invite guests on a free Moonlight Snowshoe Tour from 6 to 9 p.m. The tour starts from West Village and traverses frozen creeks and wooded trails, leading to a romantic meadow lit by the full moon.

For more information and a complete list of food, drink and activity specials, visit


Lake Dillon Tavern, 119 LaBonte St.

The Lake Dillon Tavern will open at noon on Monday, March 17, with corn hole tournaments starting at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Todd Johnson will be playing Irish tunes from 4 to 9 p.m., and the 2 Gingers Whiskey Promotional Team will be at the bar from 7 to 9 p.m. with giveaways and whiskey tastings. DJ Keith Nasty and El Jefe will be spinning the tunes from 9 p.m. to close. Take advantage of Guinness on tap, Jameson and 2 Ginger drink specials and an Irish menu served all day. Call (970) 468-2006 for more information.

Red Mountain Grill, 703 E. Anemone Trail

Red Mountain Grill will be serving up a special menu this year for St. Patrick’s Day on Monday, March 17, including house-brined corned beef and cabbage, lamb stew made with Colorado lamb, Irish egg rolls stuffed with beef, Swiss cheese and cabbage and Colorado lamb sliders with Guinness-braised onions. The bar and restaurant will also have specials on Guinness, Jameson Irish Whiskey and Jagermeister.

John Arpin has lived in Summit County for 21 years and has been the executive chef at Red Mountain Grill for the past eight. He said he has his own St. Patrick’s Day tradition.

“Usually, it’s a pretty nice day, so I like to get up super early, put the corned beef in the oven, do a few runs at Breck and then play 9 or 18 holes in Denver,” he said. “And then come back up and cook for folks all night and then finish off with a beer at the Moose Jaw.” Visit for more information.

The Cala Inn, 40 Cove Blvd.

The Cala Inn will open at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, March 17, for an Irish breakfast, and the whiskey will be flowing. The rest of the day, the restaurant and bar will be serving its famous corned beef and colcannon (traditional cabbage and mash dish), along with its staple items: fish and chips, shepherds pie and steak and Guinness pie.

“We also will be serving pints of Guinness, Smithwicks and Kilkenny beers and have over 15 different Irish whiskeys, as we do all year round at Summit County’s only authentic Celtic pub,” owner Scott Pohlman said.

Visit for more information.


Boatyard American Grill, 304 Main St.

The Boatyard on Main Street will feature a Paddy’s Irish Whiskey promotion on Monday, March 17, with free shots, beer and T-shirts from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit for more information.

Jonny-G’s Bar, Nightclub & Pizzeria, 409 Main St.

Break out your green and come up and be seen at Jonny-G’s on Monday, March 17, at the bar and nightclub’s annual St. Patrick’s Day party. The specials will run all day, but the party is at night. Around 9 p.m., DJ Jah Laddie will be spinning some Irish tunes, mash-ups and hip-hop. There’s no cover, and drink specials include $3 Jamesons and $5 Irish car bombs. Visit for more information.

Moose Jaw, 208 Main St.

John Truscelli will rock the Moose Jaw on Monday, March 17. On his website, Truscelli describes his music as “soulful Americana rock with a timeless sound and sweet guitar leads.” The hometown Midwest songwriting of Truscelli’s debut album, “Leave Tomorrow,” warms the soul with something familiar sounding and rocks you at the same time. The music starts at 9 p.m. Call (970) 668-3931 for more information.

Prost, 313 Main St.

Prost on Main Street will become O’Prosty’s at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 17. The Swing Crew will be preforming at 8 p.m., and the bar and restaurant will have specials on Guinness and McChouffe, a Belgian beer made specifically for St. Patrick’s Day, plus Jameson specials. Visit for more information.

The Barkley Ballroom, 610 Main St.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s weekend with live music at The Barkley Ballroom from The Commoners with The Whiskey Richards on Saturday, March 15. Two bands plus green beer and Irish car bomb specials will make you feel like you found the gold at the end of the rainbow. Music is from The Commoners, winners of Colorado’s Best Irish Band several years running, best described as (very) drunk Irish rock, plus Summit County’s best party band The Whiskey Richards. Doors open at 8 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit for more information.

The Tea Bar, The Next Page bookstore, 409 E. Main St.

The Tea Bar at The Next Page bookstore will be offering half-price green teas on St. Patrick’s Day only, Monday, March 17. Visit for more information.


Snake River Saloon, 23074 U.S. Highway 6

The Arnie J. Green Band will play the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Monday, March 17. To hear an Arnie J. Green performance — powerful vocals paired with the sweet play of guitar — is to know his soul- and music-enriched beginnings. Green grew up in Vallejo, Calif., where the Bay Area’s secular and religious music inspired him to his life’s calling. His work with other musicians has varied, taking him from the New Orleans blues of the Subdudes to the Grateful Dead greatness of Shakedown Street and Melvin Seals of the Jerry Garcia Band. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.

The Goat Soup & Whiskey Tavern, 22954 U.S. Highway 6

Have a funky St. Patrick’s Day at The Goat Soup & Whiskey Tavern in Keystone on Monday, March 17, with music from Cherry Royale. With Alvetta Newby-Jones on vocals, Bryan “Slappy” Goodman on guitar, Matt Jennings on keyboard, Solomon Wright on bass and Richard Jones on drums, Cherry Royale is a sonic blend of various musical backgrounds, tied together by a mutual, life-long love of music. In addition to years of cultivating their passion and craft, each member of the group brings to the table previous experience with widely respected, groundbreaking indie groups. The music starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit for more information.


Murphy’s Irish Pub, 501 Blue River Parkway

Murphy’s Irish Pub will be celebrating its 16th annual St. Patrick’s Day bash on Monday, March 17. The bar and restaurant will open at 10 a.m., serving its Irish menu all day long, along with drink specials on Jameson Irish Whiskey and Guinness. Music from local legend Arnie J. Green starts at 4 p.m. and will continue at 8 p.m. with old-time rocker Keith Synnestvedt, and prizes and giveaways will happen all day long.

“We’ll probably do 600 meals that day,” said owner Bernie Murphy. “If you want to eat some really good Irish food, this is the place to come. It’s a fun place to be on St. Patrick’s day: The place is packed wall to wall, plus everybody and their brother comes in here and eats corned beef and cabbage that day, even though we sell corned beef and cabbage all day every day.”

Visit for more information.

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