Break out the green attire and “Kiss Me I’m Irish” pins in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. While the official holiday falls on a Thursday, many businesses around Greeley and Loveland are kicking off the fun early with parades, green beer, concerts and more.
Check out some of these 19 events taking place in Greeley, Loveland, Windsor and around NoCo for the week of March 12-18.
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Saturday, March 12
1. The Colorado Model Train Museum is hosting Literacy Day featuring Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Express at 10 a.m. at 680 10th St. The event will include fun eye-spy games, butter beer and different model trains and settings. Admission is $11 for adults, $9 for seniors age 65 and older, $6 for kids age 12 and younger and children age 3 and younger are free. For more information, go to www.cmrm.org.
2. It’s St. Patrick’s Day in downtown Greeley at Blarney on the Block kicks off at 2 p.m. with a parade, the McTeggart Irish Dancers, go-cup services and more along the 9th Street plaza. All ages are invited to attend the free event and well-behaved leashed dogs are welcome. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3sRwoK2.
3. Join the city of Brighton to celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. along Main Street in downtown. The event will include games, shopping, a Diagon Alley and more. The event is free and all ages are welcome to attend. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3ClIFJw.
4. Swing on over to 477 Distilling at 7 p.m. for some live music from the Briana Harris Quartet at 825 9th St., Unit B. Harris, a saxophonist and songwriter, Spencer Zweifel on keys and Domi Edson on bass will perform a variety of rock covers, jazz and original music. The free concert is open to adults age 21 and older. For more information, call the distillery at (970) 451-5768.
Monday, March 14
5. Art History with the Masters Pastel Drawing Workshop is set for 12:30 p.m. at the Greeley Family Funplex, 1501 65th Ave. The class, open to kids ages 7-12, offers five days of fun exploring the history of art and creating projects. Class admission is $120 for the entire week. For more information, or to register for the class, go to https://bit.ly/3tFewRJ.
6. Adult Progressive Skills Art Class: Painting Water with Watercolors is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Loveland Museum, 503 N. Lincoln Ave. The two-part class will teach attendees how to paint water using watercolors. Watercolor painting experience required. The class is open to adults age 18 and older and the fee for the class is $90 for non-members and $72 for museum members and students. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3IVPC6I.
Wednesday, March 16
7. The Greeley Morning Gardening Club is scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. at the Greeley Forestry Department, 2631 52nd Ave. Court. The club, founded in 1956 by local gardeners and community volunteers, hosts a variety of projects and events throughout the year, including the Greeley Garden Tour. The club is open to adults age 18 and older. For more information, go to www.greeleygardenclub.com.
8. Enjoy an evening of self care with friends at 5 p.m. at Black and Blues Music and Brews, 423 N. Cleveland Ave., Loveland. The event, open to adults age 18 and older, will start with a guided meditation followed by a intention workshop. There is no cost for admission, however tips and donations are appreciated. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/34kKXfs.
9. The Moxi Theater is hosting Powerman 5000 at 7:30 p.m. at 802 9th St. in Greeley. The Boston-based underground band will be joined by The World Over, Heartsick Heroine and Killing Creation for a night of hard rocking heavy metal and electro-metal music. All responsible ages with a valid photo ID are welcome to attend. Tickets are $18 per person for general admission. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3sPh68l.
10. Celebrate Hump Day with wine and chocolate pairings at 5:30 p.m. at Sweet Heart Winery, 5500 W. Highway 34 in Loveland. The event will feature different Sweet Heart wines partnered with chocolate from The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. The event is open to adults age 21 and older and tickets are $35 per person. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3ITzZNc.
Thursday, March 17
11. Before heading into work, take part in the 2nd annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast Drive-Thru from 7-9 a.m. at 2131 9th St. in Greeley. Hosted by Meals on Wheels of Greeley, the breakfast will feature potatoes O’Brien, sausage, eggs, cheese and gravy along with a fruit cup, muffin and milk all for a suggested donation of $10. All ages are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to email@example.com by March 13. For more information, contact the nonprofit at (970) 353-9738.
12. Celebrate St. Patty’s Day at one of Colorado’s oldest and longest running Irish Pubs — Clancy’s Irish Pub, 7000 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge. Festivities begin at noon with live music, five bars, traditional Irish food, bagpipes, Irish dancers and more. The event will run through Saturday. Admission is $2 per person and all proceeds will be donated to The Colorado Humane Society. All ages are invited to attend. For more information, go to www.Iloveclancys.com.
13. Business owners of all ages are invited to attend Business After Hours at 5 p.m. at Re/Max Alliance, 1275 58th Ave., Greeley. Bring some business cards and meet and socialize with other local business owners during the free event. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3tH2gjL.
Friday, March 18
14. The Windsor Gardener is hosting Lucky Sip and Shop from 5-7 p.m. at 6461 State Highway 392 for adults age 21 and older. Guests can enjoy tasty drinks, shopping and exploring everything the shop has to offer. Admission is free. For more information, contact The Windsor Gardener at (970) 686-9771.
15. St. Patrick’s Day continues with a performance by The Stubby Shillelaghs at 8 p.m. at the Moxi Theater, 802 9th St. Members of the Greeley Celtic folk band will don their kilts to bring audience members a fun time filled with original and classic music. All responsible ages with a valid photo ID are welcome to attend and tickets are $15 per person for general admission. Reserved tables are available for $50 for two people and $100 for four people. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3hOmqT6.
16. Start the weekend off on a high note by seeing live, professional comedy at 8 p.m. at Syntax Distillery and Cocktail Bar, 700 6th St., Greeley. Hosted by Tobias Livingston, the show will feature different comics that are sure to keep audience members laughing and entertained. There is no cost to attend the show and adults age 21 and older are invited. For more information, contact Syntax Distillery and Cocktail Bar at (970) 352-5466.
17. Celebrate the opening of the Tipsy Cricket by attending the tavern’s ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. at 205 4th St., Windsor. The event will feature light snacks and beverages compliment of the Tipsy Cricket. The event is free and all ages are welcome to attend. For more information, contact the Tipsy Cricket at (970) 460-9123.
18. Wagon Wheel Skate Center is hosting Full Moon Rock’n’roll Adult Skate from 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at 14501 Brighton Road, Brighton. Enjoy skating, a free photo booth and more. The event is open to adults age 18 and older and admission is $10. For more information, go to www.skatewagonwheel.com.
19. Break out your Colorado Eagles jersey and swag and head over to the game at 7:05 p.m. at the Budweiser Event Center, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland. The Eagles will be taking on the Stockton Heat. All ages are welcome to attend the game. Tickets range from $21 per person to $56 per person depending on seat choice. For more information, go to www.coloradoeagles.com.