Whoop! It's St. Patrick's Day in Bethlehem!
For a full schedule of what's going on during the St. Patrick's Day Extended Weekend, visit the event page.
Today's Schedule of Events:
9:30 AM – 6 Nations Rugby Championships • Wales vs. Ireland • Showing in McCarthy’s Great Room
11 AM – ‘Best Legs in a Kilt’ Contest, with full pipe band • Register Your Legs Here.
Noon – 6 Nations Rugby Championships • England vs Scotland • Showing in McCarthy’s Great Room
1 PM – The 'Parade of Shamrocks' hosted by CCA. For more information visit: celticfest.org
1PM - 3PM – Corey Purcell
4PM - 5PM – O’Grady Quinlan Academy of Irish Dance
8PM - 11PM – The Rogue Diplomats
6 Nations Rugby Championships
The Six Nations Championship is an annual international rugby union competition involving six European sides: England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales.
'Best Legs in a Kilt' Contest
Don your tartan for the 'Best Legs in a Kilt' contest, an annual bawdy Bethlehem tradition, on Saturday, March 14, at 11AM outside of Donegal Square. Show off your best
The Parade of Shamrocks
Mark your calendars and get your viewing spot early! The parade will step off at 1 PM, beginning at 13th Avenue & Broad Streets. It will continue east on Broad to Main Street and makes its way south on Main Street, ending under the Hill-To-Hill Bridge. Full details on CelticFest.org.
Having been introduced to Irish culture at a very young age, Corey quickly grew to love the Irish music and dance which surrounded him. Advancing rapidly through the ranks of the competitive Irish dancing scene, Corey soon found himself on the National, then
O'Grady-Quinlan Academy of Irish Dance
The O'Grady-Quinlan Academy, founded in January 2005, represents an exciting merger between the Lehigh Valley's two established and successful Irish dance schools: the Maureen O'Grady School of Irish Dance, and the Quinlan Academy of Irish Dance. With over two decades of experience, you are sure to get the best Irish dance experience in the Lehigh Valley. O’Grady Quinlan has built solid and lasting ties in the Lehigh Valley and Irish Dance communities across the world. The combined strengths of Maureen and Colleen today offer students in Eastern PA and Western NJ with unparalleled Irish dance experience, expertise, resources and possibilities. O'Grady Quinlan is proud to be the only certified school in the Lehigh Valley that is registered with An Comisiun le Rinci Gaelacha. An Comisiun is the largest and most recognized Irish Dance Organization in the world and is home to dancers such as American born Michael Flatley, Jean Butler and many Riverdance and Lord of the Dance Troupe Members.
The Rogue Diplomats
The Rogue Diplomats are an Irish & Folk traditional music group composed of Matthew Breiner, Brian Donnelly, and Patrick Marran. These three entertain audiences by way of classic Irish-heritage tunes as well other familiar, traditional folk songs. With a blend of three part harmony, song/storytelling, classic instruments (including Irish Bouzouki and Bodhran) and acoustic spins on the music they grew up on, the Rogues have played multiple shows in New York City, Providence RI, and PA. The Rogues were honored to have contributed to the James Joyce/ "Ulysses" focused event Bloomsday On Broadwayin 2013 at the Symphony Space music hall, a live-streaming event every year on June 16th celebrating Joyce's works and songbook. For Bloomsday 2014, they rejoined their previous Bloomsday host Paul Hecht for an intimate Joyce evening at the famed Cornelia St. Cafe. The Rogues can be seen all summer in Bethlehem, PA at McCarthy's Red Stag pub & Whiskey Bar.