Spend Your Green Locally - St. Patrick's Day Events Around Arizona

Have some fun on St. Patrick's Day with some of Arizona's best local businesses! Whether you'll be feasting on the best Irish food or checking out the festivities this holiday has to offer, remember to keep it local and support your favorite local businesses. Check out what Local First Arizona members have to offer for St. Patrick's Day festivities:


St. Patrick's Day Feast at Chompie's When: March 17, 11:00am to Close Where: Chompie's, 4 locations throughout the Valley Cost: All-You-Can-Eat Corned-Beef Feast for $18.95 (single serving for $14.49) Chompie’s, Arizona’s New York Deli since 1979, continues the New York City tradition of making everyone an Honorary Irishman this St. Patrick’s Day. All-You-Can-Eat Corned-Beef Feast only $18.95; includes delicious slow cooked corned beef and cabbage, boiled potatoes and Irish soda bread! Chompie’s bakery is also getting into the spirit of St. Patrick’s day by offering fresh green bagels, green cream cheese, Irish soda bread, and fresh-baked St. Patrick's cookies and cupcakes. Bakery items are available in the restaurant or at the bakery counter to-go.  Please check with store for availability.


St. Patrick's Day Dinner at Cartwright's When: March 17, 4:30pm - 9:30pm Where: Cartwright's, 6710 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 Cost: Depends on food and drink ordered. For St. Patrick's Day dinner, you can sip on our special Leprechaun Elixir, called a Luck-a-tini, of Chilled Kettle One, Ginger Ale, Melon Liqueur and Fresh Lime., or any other drink or cocktail you choose. And you don't have to find the end of the rainbow to satisfy your sweet tooth with The Pot of Gold Dessert, a Baked Meringue topped with Whipped Chocolate, Guinness Stout Cake and Caramel Infused Cream, served with Chocolate Carmel Sauces and a Lucky Chocolate Gold Coin. Cartwright's regular menu will be served along with a St. Patrick's Day special dinner of House Braised Corned Beef & Cabbage, Baby Red Potatoes, Green Beans Sautéed with Garlic & Shallots and a Horseradish Cream Sauce. For reservations, call 480-488-8031.


Save on St. Patrick's Day Dining in the Verde Valley When: The month of March Where: The Haunted Hamburger and Nic's Italian Steak and Crab House Cost: Depends on food and drink ordered Head over to the Verde Valley for some great deals on St. Patrick's Day dining! At the Haunted Hamburger in Jerome, buy any hamburger and get the second hamburger 50% off! At Nic's Italian Steak and Crab House, get any dessert 50% off with the purchase of an entree! If you can't make it for St. Patrick's Day, don't fret, because these deals are good throughout the month of March! Click here for details.


St. Patrick's Day Dinner at Venice Restaurant and Pizzeria When:  March 17, 12:00pm - 10:00pm Where: Venice Restaurant and Pizzeria, 7848 E. Wrightstown Rd. Tucson, Arizona Cost: $10.99 Serving Tucson's east side since 1977! Enjoy corn beef, cabbage, and red potatoes for dinner on St. Patrick's Day! Saturday special is also half off all appetizers 4pm - 9pm.


Kiss Me I'm Irish Run When: March 9, race starts at 7:17am Where: Westgate City Center 6770 N. Sunrise Blvd, Glendale, AZ Cost: Registration is $40 through 3/5, $45 on race day for 17K and 8K, $30 and $35 respectively for 4K Join us for the 3rd annual run/walk, which ends with beer and chocolate, including a big Hershey’s Kiss for everyone as they cross the finish line. Plus, stay for the after-party at Westgate Entertainment District when the cardio is done! Run includes 4K, 8K and 17K routes. More info here.


Paddy's Irish Pub - Special St. Patrick's Day Menu from Pastiche When: March 17 Where: Pastiche, 3025 N. Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85719 Cost: Depends on food and drink ordered Happy St. Paddy's Day! Enjoy great Irish fare for one day only. Classic corned beef and cabbage, fish and chips, Guinness hamburger steak, and more! View the whole menu by clicking here.


Green Waffle Cones and Bowls at Papa Ed's Ice Cream When: March 16, 11am - 8pm Where: Papa Ed's Ice Cream, 7146-B 58th Ave., Glendale Cost: Depends on what you order! Papa Ed's Ice Cream will be celebrating St Patrick's Day early!  On Saturday, March 16th we will be featuring "Green" waffle cones & waffle bowls.  Fresh made waffle cones/bowls were recently added to our menu and have been a huge success!  So, we are putting some fun in it and celebrating with color!


2013 St Patrick’s Day Parade and Faire in Downtown Phoenix, sponsored in part by Antrim Air When: March 16, 10am Where: 3rd St from Sheridan to Mooreland in Phoenix Cost: Free! Antrim Air is a family owned company based out of Chandler. We offer Commercial & Residential HVAC Services valleywide. We are proud sponsors of this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Faire in Downtown Phoenix, hosted by the Irish Cultural Center. The Faire follows immediately after at Margaret T Hance Park. Enjoy a spring day with food, beverage, and music. Don't forget to visit their booth for fun and prizes!


Grand Opening of Vino & Canvas When: March 17, 4:00pm - 6:00pm Where: Terroir Wine Pub, 7001 N Scottsdale Rd, #157, Scottsdale, AZ Cost: $40, or $30 with Opening Day Discount, use promotional code "grandopening" at online checkout The mission of Vino & Canvas is to create a fun and relaxed social art experience while supporting local artists, local businesses, and encouraging the “locals” to explore their creativity. The first and grand opening event is on St. Patrick's Day! Vino & Canvas offers two-hour painting sessions at a cost of $40 per person. All supplies are provided and absolutely no experience is required.


Your St. Patrick's Day Fare from Eat Me Gourmet Catering When: Place your order as soon as possible! Where: Wherever you need the food! Cost: Depends on food ordered We're your St. Patrick's Day Celebration Headquarters! We've got everything you need for a tasty celebration! Get Arizona-Grown Cabbage & Carrots from the Backyard Farmer. Eat Me will have plenty Custom Brined Corned Beef and Authentic Irish-Style Potato Leek Soup. Hearth-Baked Bread from Noble Bread. And Guinness-Chocolate Cupcakes from Red Scooter Bakery! More info here.


St. Patrick's Day Dinner at Tonto Bar and Grill When: March 17, 4:30pm - 9:30pm Where: Tonto Bar and Grill, 5736 E. Rancho Mañana Blvd., Cave Creek, AZ 85331 Cost: Depends on food and drink ordered. For St. Patrick's Day dinner, you can sip on our special Leprechaun Elixir, called a Luck-a-tini, of Chilled Kettle One, Ginger Ale, Melon Liqueur and Fresh Lime., or any other drink or cocktail you choose. And you don't have to find the end of the rainbow to satisfy your sweet tooth with The Pot of Gold Dessert, a Baked Meringue topped with Whipped Chocolate, Guinness Stout Cake and Caramel Infused Cream, served with Chocolate Carmel Sauces and a Lucky Chocolate Gold Coin. In addition to the regular menu, Tonto will serve a St. Patty's special dinner featuring House-Made Corned Beef Brisket with Braised Red and Green Cabbage, Baby Heirloom Fingerling Potatoes, Glazed Local Baby Carrots, and Agave Grain Mustard Jus. For reservations, call 480-488-0698.