Town of Parker offering St. Patrick’s Day Activities
During the 2020 holiday season, Parker residents met Buddy the Elf and participated in our Elf Around Town Scavenger Hunt. The Town of Parker is excited to share with the community that Buddy’s leprechaun friend, Lucky, will be making his inaugural appearance in Parker around St. Patrick’s Day!
EVENT UPDATE: Lucky the Leprechaun isn’t as fond of the snow as Buddy the Elf is so with the weather forecast showing a big storm possible, Lucky has made some changes to his schedule and will now be in town on the actual holiday of St. Patrick’s Day Wednesday, March 17 from noon to 4 p.m. instead of this coming Saturday, March 13 like originally planned. Don’t worry – he is still planning to be around town on Saturday, March 20 as well! Lucky will also postpone the hiding of his shamrocks until St. Patrick’s Day so those shamrocks aren’t buried by snow! The community can now “Hunt for Shamrocks” Wednesday, March 17 through Saturday, March 20.
Lucky will be strolling (and hiding) around Mainstreet on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) and the Saturday after (March 20) from noon to 4 p.m. While Lucky is in Town, he will also be hiding 20 shamrocks around the community.
Lucky, The Town of Parker and Xfinity invite the community to a game of “Seek Out the Shamrocks” from March 17 through March 20. Can you spot Lucky and find some shamrocks? If so, you might win a prize! If you spot Lucky or any of his shamrocks hidden around town, take a photo and email Special Events Coordinator Brooke Spain or post the photo on the Town’s Facebook page (@TownofParkerCO) to be entered into a drawing for a prize basket.
Community members are eligible to enter multiple times as long as they spot Lucky the Leprechaun on different days and seek out multiple shamrocks!
For more information, email Brooke Spain or call 303.805.3253.
There are a couple of local bars that are having green festivities in honor of St Paddy’s Day in Parker… take a look below!
Saint Patrick’s Weekend Bash at B
18425 Pony Express Dr, Parker, CO 80134
March 17, 3-9 p.m.
Come Celebrate St. Paddy’s at BARNETT’S
TAPPING the BEST Irish beer in Parker:
Mo Chroi Irish Black Ale, Saoirse Irish Red Ale, and Falling Skye Scottish AleLive music with the Celtic Band GRATEFUL DOGS at 6pmCommemorative Glassware
Celtic Pub Goes Green
The Celtic House Pub located at 16522 Keystone Blvd., Parker, CO.
Celtic House Pub St. Patrick’s Day Kick Off Party Saturday March 13th 7:00 – Midnight$13.95 Corned Beef and Cabbage $5 Jameson $5 Irish Car BombsLive Music all night!!!
No special events this year.
No Special Events This year
12365 Pine Bluffs Way
Parker, Colorado 80134
Welcome Home Brewery
No Special Events This Year.
An Irish friend of mine (Lorna O’Brien) let it be known that Corned Beef and Cabbage is NOT a traditional Irish meal, but Shepherds Pie is.
These handheld individual shepherds pies look great and I love the Cilantro Clover accents on the top.
Cream Cheese Crust
4 oz. cold butter (1 stick)
4 oz. cream cheese
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 cup whole milk, plus 2-3 tablespoons
Shepherd’s Pie Filling
1 large onion, diced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 lb. ground lamb
2 medium carrots, diced
1 medium Yukon gold potato, diced (or 1/2 cup leftover mashed potatoes)
1/2 cup frozen peas
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 sprigs fresh thyme
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 tablespoon flour
1 can dark beer (such as Guinness)
Splash heavy cream
Gluten-Free Saint Patrick’s Day Recipes
Looking for traditional Saint Patrick’s Day fare? You’re in luck! Soda bread, corned beef, shepherds pie – oh my! See the full gluten-free menu below.
|Irish Soda Bread|
Authentic Irish Colcannon
Traditional Shepherd’s Pie
Slow Cooker Corned Beef & Cabbage
Irish Cream Macarons