Despite being a few thousand miles from Ireland, Alaska has some tricks up its sleeve when it comes to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. No matter where you’re staying around the state, there’s sure to be a lively party of some kind. Here are some of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day activities across Alaska. Just make sure you’re dressed in green!
Your St. Patrick’s Day is already on ice, so why not catch a hockey game? The Fairbanks Ice Dogs will be sporting green jerseys for its Friday and Saturday games against the Janesville Jets at the Big Dipper Ice Arena. If these jerseys seem like the perfect outfit for your night out later, you can bid on one during periods.
Get in touch with your Zen side at St. Patrick’s Day Beer Yoga at Trax Outdoor Center. $25 gets you one pint of HooDoo Brewing Co. beer during yoga and another pint in a green mug after, along with a sticker and Irish snacks.
Step to it on St. Patrick’s Day eve with the St. Patrick’s Day Social Dance at the Pioneer Dance Center. No dancing experience is necessary and all you need is $6 and non-scuff shoes.
Head to Reilly’s Irish Pub for a well-rounded St. Patrick’s Day experience complete with two different bagpipe troupes, live bands, Guinness on tap and free corned beef sandwiches.
If you want to start your day on a healthy note, Skinny Raven Sports’ Shamrock Shuffle is a great way to begin your day of festivities and get a nice run in at the same time. Dress in your silly, St. Patrick’s Day best and run off that green beer before you even start drinking it. This race won’t fall on St. Patrick’s Day again until 2029, so this is the year to partake!
Whether you’re headed to a sporting event, a night out or Zen-ing out, may the luck of the Irish be with you this St. Patrick’s Day!