When it comes to St. Patrick's Day, nowhere in Northern Indiana does it quite like South Bend. From authentic dining options to the parade, these are some of the ways you can celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style.
Eat at the Perfect Pub
Looking for a proper pub to match the festivities? We have some options serving up well-poured pints and traditional Irish fare to boot.
Fiddler's Hearth in downtown South Bend might be the most popular. Locals love the fish and chips. You can also find staples like bangers and mash and shepherd's pie. Pair it with a pint of Guinness and you're in business.
Kate O'Connor's Irish Pub in New Carlisle has all the menu staples, a warm atmosphere and a distinct small town vibe.
O'Rourke's Public House puts you in the Irish spirit right across the street from the University of Notre Dame. It's said to have one of the largest selections of Irish whiskey in the state.
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St. Patrick's Day Parade
Celebrate Irish heritage in South Bend at the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, which steps off at 11 a.m. March 11 on East Jefferson Boulevard in the East Bank Village. You'll be able to find the parade route easy enough. Just follow the sound of bagpipes in the air.
Greening of the East Race
Immediately following the parade, the East Race Waterway turns green to celebrate the occasion. People will line the race for a look at the river as it turns green before their eyes.