Top Cities to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Posted on Mar 14 2018 - 3:08pm by Paige Brown

As you make plans for St. Patrick's Day this weekend with friends, WalletHub has released a helpful list of the top cities in the country to celebrate the Irish holiday.

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Drawing from a pool of the 200 largest cities in the U.S., the site compiled this list by comparing the locations across 17 metrics. These key metrics range from whether or not the city has a St. Patrick's Day parade to the number of Irish pubs located in its limits. You can check out a full breakdown of WalletHub's methodology here. Below are the 20 best cities to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in:


1. Chicago, Ill. 11. St. Louis, Mo.
2. Boston, Mass. 12. Henderson, Nev.
3. Philadelphia, Pa. 13. Naperville, Ill.
4. Buffalo, N.Y. 14. Reno, Nev.
5. New York, N.Y. 15. Seattle, Wash.
6. San Francisco, Calif. 16. Omaha, Neb.
7. Fort Collins, Colo. 17. Columbus, Ohio
8. Tampa, Fla. 18. Rochester, N.Y.
9. Madison, Wis. 19. Syracuse, N.Y.
10. Pittsburgh, Pa. 20. Fort Wayne, Ind.

Some of the cities on this list are not obvious choices, such as St. Louis, Mo. and Fort Wayne, Ind. Others, like Boston, Mass. and Chicago, Ill., where they dye the Chicago River green, just make sense. Do you live near any of the cities listed? Let us know in the comments below!

The following infographic, also complied by WalletHub, provides other facts about the holiday:

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