Weekend off the Wagon – March 15-17 (St. Paddy’s Day Weekend)

A preview of the action at Fado's this weekend.

A preview of the action at Fado’s this weekend.

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St. Paddy’s (not Patty’s) Day Weekend is upon us. Love the mayhem or hate the chaos, Denver is going full Irish this weekend. If you’re looking for the massive party, a carnival or sorts, head over to Fado’s. Beyond that, just about every bar, brewery, and brothel will be celebrating in their own way.

You could also get out of town and head up to Copper for the Eenie Weenie Bikini Contest.

Whatever you choose to do, have fun and stay safe!

Colorado Craft Beer Week starts next week, March 18-24. We’ve got two special events for you: Legends & Rarities and New Kids on the Block. A mere two weeks after that, DStill is going to rock your face off April 1-6, with a craft spirits showcase on April 3.

What’s your plan this weekend?


Know about something that we missed? Have an event coming up? Send it our way: events@denveroffthewagon.com.

See below for a detailed list for weekend events. Check out our full calendar to plan your events well into the future.


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The Lost Weekend – St. Paddy’s weekend celebration


If you’re looking for the St. Paddy’s weekend celebration, head over to Fado’s. With parties all day and night, rugby viewing areas, games for the kids (till 4pm), and enough Guinness to fill the Platte (please don’t waste beer), Fado’s is the Little Ireland you’re looking for.

Doors open to the biggest Pre-St. Patrick’s Day Party at 8am!
6 Nations Rugby Super Saturday LIVE matches start at 8:30am – Click here for full schedule!
Outdoor festival starts at 10am with live music with Clancy’s, Big Paddy, The Indulgers, Celtic Steps, That 80’s Band and Under a Blood Red Sky!
10am – 4pm: Fun kids events outside (2 for 1 cover for parents with kids!) 21 & up after 4pm.

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Friday, March 15

St. Baldrick’s Charity Event

10am – 6pm


Be a hero for kids with cancer! We raised $239,000 at last years Denver Fado’s event and we are hoping to raise $250,000 this year to help in childhood cancer research! Even if you decide not to shave your head we ask that you come down and support us by having a few drinks or some food, because Fado’s gives 10% back to us! Please join us in the excitement by siging up to shave your head, volunteer the day of the event, or simply make a donation. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity that funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government. Get involved and you’ll be giving hope to infants, children, teens and young adults fighting childhood cancers.

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Mazer Cup International Mead Competition

7pm – 10pm


Imagine a beautiful Friday evening in scenic Boulder, Colorado. You are enjoying samples of the finest Honeywine from around the world and savoring wonderful canapés that highlight the subtle nuances of the meads you taste. You meet and converse with some of best Meadmakers in the world while you stroll in the relaxing and elegant surroundings of A Spice of Life Event Center.

You can turn this fantasy into a reality while helping to support The Boulder History Museum by attending the Mazer Cup International Mead Mixer-2013!

Tickets must be purchased in advance, and will be available as will-call at the door. Please be sure to print your receipt which will be your ticket for admission. Remember this event is for adults 21 and over as per Colorado law.

So, come out and support The Boulder History Museum, sample some of the world’s finest mead and enjoy gourmet canapés on Friday March 15, 2013!

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Young Dubliners

7pm – 11pm

The Soiled Dove

Saturday, March 16

St. Patrick’s Parade Day Breakfast

9am – 12pm


On Saturday 3/16 we’ll be opening up early (9 am) and serving Irish Breakfast. We’ll have some great food including Corned Beef Hash & Eggs, Bailey’s Frosted Pastry, Irish Cheddar Waffles and more. Of course we’ll be serving up Irish style craft beer including Boulevard Irish Red & Denver Beer Co Maewyn’s Irish Stout. Breakfast will be served until noon. Stop in before (or during) the parade to get some great food & beer.

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St. Paddy’s Day Train

10am – 6pm


Wear green, grab your friends, drink your pints and let us do the driving. Now, there’s no historical evidence that suggests the Irish invented the sing-a-long, but ask any Irish person and they will convince you of it, beyond a shadow of a doubt. With live music on board featuring traditional Irish pub songs, you can pretend you’re in Dublin, put your arm around the person next to you and sway along – in traditional sing-a-long fashion.

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade

10am – 4pm

Downtown Denver

The Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade is now entering their 51st year as a parade. Check out the site for more details including the route:

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Littlest Big Beer Fest – Barrel Aged Edition

12pm – 4pm

Hops & Pie

5 Bourbon Barrels
5 Colorado Breweries

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Eenie Weenie Bikini Contest

4pm – 6pm

Copper Mountain

In celebration of Copper Mountain’s 40th Anniversary season the Eenie Weenie Bikini Contest is welcomed back just in time for spring break in the high country. This on the snow bikini contest debuted at Copper Mountain in 1986 and was featured in Rolling Stone magazine. Now over 25 years later, it’s coming back with more flair than ever in conjunction with Copper Mountain’s Saint Patty’s Day O’Fuego celebration. Don’t miss the action at Copper Mountain on Saturday, March 16 at 4:00 p.m. when contestants will ski or snowboard from the base of the 22’ Main Vein Superpipe into Burning Stones Plaza at Copper’s Center Village in, you guessed it, bikinis (or swimwear for the fellas) of all shapes and sizes. Jack’s Slopeside Grill & Bar is the place to be with St. Patrick’s Day specials, green beer, music and the best view for the show.

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Winter Soiree: A polo themed evening

6pm – 11pm

Larson Barn, Steamboat

Polo matches around the world are held to entertain and benefit arts and culture organizations in a glamorous and fun-filled setting. With that in mind, we will host our anticipated Soiree – with the style and pageantry of a polo classic! In addition to an artfully created dinner by Bistro CV, guests should look forward to a champagne bar, the chance to play pony-less polo, auction items and delightful performances. So join us in fancy hats and classy bowties for this exclusive night of polo!

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The Second Annual Sun Valley Youth Center Wine Tasting

7pm – 10pm

The Sanctuary Downtown – 2215 West 30th Avenue – Denver, CO 80211

Come join us for a night of Wine, Food, Music and Art.

We will have wine from many different vendors and appetizers as well!
There will be Art for Sale, A New Ford Mustang that could be yours (if you win a game of skill) and many other items to win!
All the proceeds go to Sun Valley Youth Center in furthering their mission of transforming the lives of Denver’s Youth.

We are very exctied that every donation made in the month of March will be graciously doubled by a donor!!

Ticket prices are $25 and $50 for 2.

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Sunday, March 17

Movie and a Martini

7pm – 10pm

The Wildlife Experience

This popular film series makes for a unique evening out on the town. Cocktail hour begins at 5:30 featuring tasty treats and delicious martinis. Visitors can also enjoy our fine art and interactive exhibit galleries. At 7 pm guests grab their popcorn and take their seats for a special presentation of a timeless film chosen by Movie and a Martini enthusiasts that starts at 7:30 pm.

March 17: Strange Brew featuring a complimentary craft beer sampling from Elk Mountain Brewing and Hall Brewing

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