A fun-filled day with Irish-themed parties and parades, where everyone and everything is green, including the beer. Things may be a little different again this year, but they can still be fun. Here are a few suggestions to keep your Irish spirit flowing. At the very least, just put on something green, it’s funny how it will get you in the mood to enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day vacation in one of our rentals in Bend.
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Watch a Parade
While you may not be able to attend the big blowout in Chicago or New York City, that doesn’t mean you can’t watch it from afar. And if those parades are canceled, there’s YouTube to the rescue! Dress up in all your green splendor, grab the Irish soda bread and green beer, and start streaming those long, glorious parades from past years. Free Wi-Fi in your lovely vacation rental in Bend makes it easy to stream parades and Irish music all weekend long. All this fun will be downright incredible if you can enjoy it from one of our rentals with beautiful river or mountain views.
Head to the Nearest Brewpub
You can’t have St. Patrick’s Day without beer, especially when it’s green. Local restaurants, bars, and brewpubs will be offering specials and celebrations all day (albeit slightly curtailed). Silver Moon Brewing, Boneyard Brewing Company, Bend Brewing Company, and McMenamins (at the Old St. Francis School) usually have St. Patrick’s celebrations with Irish food and drinks (of course) and live music over the long three day weekend.
Even if the festivities are canceled, you can still get your fill of Irish Stout, Irish coffee, Irish stew, Irish music, and more. If you do decide to venture out, don’t forget to call first to make sure where you’re headed is open, and wear your best green mask!
Try Something New
Several organizations may still be hosting their annual St. Paddy’s fun runs. Dress up in your silliest leprechaun outfit and run off all that beer. Even if the runs are canceled, go ahead and do it with your group on your own. It’ll be fun!
While everyone’s in front of the flat screen, check out a few Irish step videos. Grab the kids and have your own Irish step dance competition. Or just watch a few old Irish movies like The Neverending Story, The Quiet Man, or Darby O’Gill and the Little People (if you’re still in a silly mood from step dancing).
St. Patrick Day Rentals in Bend
Your Bend vacation rental was made for entertaining safely. The wide-open floor plans mean plenty of room for everyone, and the fully equipped kitchens make whipping up that soda bread or shamrock cookies a breeze. Give our knowledgeable staff a call for ideas on safe celebrations or where to pick up some great corned beef and cabbage!