Since I began living in Boulder, I have found myself forgetting that “green” was a color before it was an environmental movement. But that will not be the case this Saturday, lest I will have committed the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day crime. So put on your green and join the festivities, because after all, downtown Boulder is the greenest place to be.
The Hotel Boulderado will be hosting a full evening of music, dancing, and food starting at 5 p.m. in the Mezzanine. There is no entry fee, only springy Irish step dancers, acoustic string Irish music, and delicious traditional Irish food. Conor O’Neills will open at 8 a.m. to get an early start on the bag pipers, Irish step dancers, live bands, outdoor festivities, drink and food specials, and lots of merriment. Check out the live Irish music at Mountain Sun, Shine, and Boulder Theater to get in the singing spirit, and make your way to West End Tavern, Foolish Craig’s, or Jill’s for incredible food and drink specials. If you want to be Boulder “green” while wearing green, Riffs Urban Fare is offering a special menu of environmentally sustainable and organic "green" wines. After all the singing and eating, you could even head to Color Me Mine where customers who wear green get a free gift.
With so many things downtown to choose from, your St. Patrick’s Day is sure to unforgettable. And if you’re looking for activities to fill in the gaps when you’re not jamming, eating and Irish jigging, then guide your eyes to these lesser known St. Patrick’s Day activities:
Shamrock searching: Shamrocks are three-leaf clovers, making them a lot easier to find than their lucky four-leaf counterparts.
Irish accenting: This is one of the more tricky accents to hold and make believable.
Gold hunting: I hear that gold nuggets can be summoned with an Irish accent.