Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Butte!
By OutdoorAly

Posted: March 16, 2014

There is a reason Butte is St. Paddy’s Day central in our state, drawing Montanans in to celebrate this holiday every year. Historically, Butte is the mecca for Irish folk, in a trend that goes back to early mining days. Butte drew a heavy load of immigrant miners from Europe…many from Ireland.  The cultural deposit has resonated, and Butte has now become THE place to be on St. Paddy’s Day in Montana. There are a list of ways to celebrate, just click here. Also, according to Montana state tourism website:

Thousands descend on Butte in March to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The holiday starts off with the Finnish crowning of St. Urho’s day on March 16, and carries on the next day, with the St. Patrick’s day parade, corned beef and cabbage, green beer and leprechauns of all sizes. Don’t miss the Irish step dancers, bagpipers and the annual Friendly Sons of St. Patrick dinner.

Mass at St. Patrick’s church with the Ancient Order of Hiberians at 8:00am. St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festivities start at 12:00am in Uptown Butte. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade lines up and leaves from Mercury Street and Colorado (just west of the Mai Wah Museum and Uptown Pork Chop John’s and about a block north of Emma Park) and then proceeds east on Mercury Street to Wyoming Street (by Finlen Hotel), then turns north to Granite Street, then west to Montana Street (passes the County Courthouse), then south on Montana back to Mercury Street where it ends at Dakota Street.

Too many actives to list, so for more information and details call or check our website.The holiday starts off with the Finnish crowning of St. Urho’s day on March 16, and carries on the next day, with the St. Patrick’s day parade, corned beef and cabbage, green beer and leprechauns of all sizes. Don’t miss the Irish step dancers, bagpipers and the annual Friendly Sons of St. Patrick dinner.

Mass at St. Patrick’s church with the Ancient Order of Hiberians at 8:00am. St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festivities start at 12:00am in Uptown Butte. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade lines up and leaves from Mercury Street and Colorado (just west of the Mai Wah Museum and Uptown Pork Chop John’s and about a block north of Emma Park) and then proceeds east on Mercury Street to Wyoming Street (by Finlen Hotel), then turns north to Granite Street, then west to Montana Street (passes the County Courthouse), then south on Montana back to Mercury Street where it ends at Dakota Street.