LPH St. Patrick's Day Parade

It’s fair to say that, fresh off an Eagles Super Bowl victory, Philadelphia has a special affinity for the color green right about now. Here are a few suggestions to sport the color during one of its most popular days of the year — St. Patrick’s Day.

LPH St. Patrick's Day Parade

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

A Philadelphia tradition since 1771, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade — one of the oldest parades in the country — is a celebration not to be missed.

Now in its 248th year, the parade includes thousands of spirited spectators on a march from City Hall down Market Street to Penn’s Landing. See the parade route here.

Enjoy marching bands, music and dance groups, and decorated floats in honor of the patron saint of Ireland.

Sunday, March 11, 2018
Noon to 3 PM


 “A penny saved is a penny earned.” —Benjamin Franklin

Not only is green the color of the Emerald Isle, but it’s also the color of money. And there is no historical financial institution with more architectural significance than Philadelphia’s own PSFS Building, now the home of Loews Philadelphia Hotel.

PSFS was the first savings bank in the United States and the building is considered one of the most significant buildings of the 20th century, one that revolutionized the urban landscape. One of its claims to fame is that the structure was the world’s second skyscraper to have central air-conditioning. The public referred to it as “weather in a box.” The public was convinced that central air conditioning was harmful to their health, so for one week, the engineer spent 24 hours a day in the building to prove it was not harmful.

Bank and Bourbon is located on the ground floor of the iconic Philadelphia Savings Fund Society (PSFS) building and was carefully designed with the utmost reverence for the building’s original integrity.

Swing by Bank & Bourbon after the St. Patrick’s Day parade for one of the best brunches in the city, and a little taste of some Philadelphia history.

The Leprechaun Run

The Leprechaun Run is one of Philadelphia’s favorite traditions. One of Philadelphia’s first races of the season, it was originally offered as a 5-Mile Race and 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk. In 2017, the Leprechaun Run expanded to include a Lucky 7-Mile Race as well. The Leprechaun Run is about more than just fitness; the event raises funds and awareness for Special Olympics Pennsylvania’s Philadelphia local program (SOPA-Philadelphia). Funds raised from the run support operating costs for nearly 1,000 athletes that participate in Special Olympics activities across the city of Brotherly Love.

Register here to support a great cause and get your lucky 7-miler in before you enjoy an Irish beer in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day!

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