NB: In an online update regarding to today’s parade, organizers have decided to cancel it, owing to current weather conditions. The scheduled Hoolie, however (see below), is set to proceed as planned.
St. Patrick’s Day 2022 in Bucks County marks the first full-scale, potentially big-crowd celebration of its type in a long time. The area’s COVID-19 restrictions are relaxing (although preventive measures may still govern indoor activities), meaning more or less of a green light for the wearin’ of the green.
Local celebrations include today’s St. Patrick’s Day parade in Fairless Hills/Levittown.
The bands and performers step off at Conwell-Egan Catholic High School (611 Wistar Road) at 10:30 a.m. They will wind their way to the Levittown American Athletic Association baseball fields (New Falls Road).
Also today, at noon, is the 2022 Bucks County St. Patrick’s Day Hoolie.
A hoolie for those who may not know, is an Irish party. Or more accurately, a noisy Irish party.
This shillelagh shindig is at the Ancient Order of Hibernians Div.1 at 614 Corson Street in Bristol. The party includes food, music, and Irish beer beverage specials, well into the evening.
In addition, Bucks County (and its environs) has an abundance of Irish pubs, any one of which is sure to be overflowing this weekend with songs, toasts, and cheer:
- Michael Kelly’s Irish Pub, New Hope
- The Five Four Bar & Grill, Levittown
- The Dubliner on the Delaware, New Hope
- Farmhouse Tavern, Doylestown
- The Irish Horne, Richboro
- McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar, Bethlehem
Of course, moderation is always a worthwhile reminder.
One last shot at celebrating like a carefree leprechaun takes place Mar. 26, when Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County holds its St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt. For a $25 entry fee, teams scout for clues across the county.
Entry information is online.