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The Post Dash Bash & Guinness Beer Garden

That’s right. The Dash is turning 40 and we plan to celebrate! In 2024 after you Dash, your fun is just beginning! Located at the finish line you’ll be greeted with live music, plenty of freebies, traditional Irish entertainment, food, and of course, The Guinness Beer Garden!

Date: Sunday, March 17

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Seattle Center, Fisher Pavillion

What’s Happening Inside the Guinness Beer Garden?

  • The Stout Pounders playing tunes
  • Costume Contests on Stage (11AM)
  • Recognition of Top 3 Males/Females of the St. Patrick’s Day Dash (10AM)
  • Performances from Seattle Irish Dance Company
  • Lots of Guinness!

The Beers!

Inside the Guinness Beer Garden we’ll be offering an assortment of options including Guinness, Harp, Magner’s Cider and Ranch Water Seltzer (subject to change)

Cost – $6-$7 (Cash or Credit Accepted)

The Food!

Shawn O’Donnell’s Irish Pub & American Grill will once again be providing some tasty Irish grub for all of the hungry participants. Food will be available for $12 and your options will be the following (menu subject to change).

  • Irish Mac & Cheese
  • Reuben Wraps

Not hungry? Visit one of Shawn O’Donnell’s 5 different locations. Check your bib, there’s a $5 coupon off your bill your next visit to Shawn’s!

Seattle Irish Dance Company
The Stout Pounders

After the Dash, all are welcome to join us (runners and non-participants) for the Post-Dash Bash. Inside, we’ll be serving Guinness, Guinness Blonde, Cider, Seltzer and possibly wine.

This year, we’ll also be accepting both cash and credit cards.

What to Bring:

  • ID – The Guinness Beer Garden is 21+ Only
  • No pets inside the beer garden – sorry
  • Cash or Credit Card

Bring your friends and lets celebrate the 40th anniversary of the St. Patrick’s Day Dash again on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2024.

Irish Festival Seattle 2024

Come for the Dash, stick around for the Irish Festival Seattle

Don’t forget – the Irish Festival Seattle is happening at the same time as the St. Patrick’s Day Dash! If you’re looking for additional Irish fun and/or looking for some family friendly Irish options, don’t forget the festival is happening inside the Seattle Center Armory, right next door to the St. Patrick’s Day Dash!

There’s plenty to do at the Irish Festival including booths with Irish and Celtic products, Irish food demos and libations, Irish music, singing, dancing, music lessons, cultural displays and a lot more!

Kids Activities! Don’t forget, within the Irish Festival there is LOTS to do for the little ones in the family including:

  • Children’s Art Contests
  • Facepaiting
  • Live Music
  • And Lots More!

Come for the St. Patrick’s Day Dash and stick around for a day full of fun Irish Festivities!

Weekend Activities Include:

Saturday, March 16

12:00pm – 6:00pm – Irish Activities inside the Armory

12:20pm – St. Patrick’s Day Parade (4th Ave. – City Hall to Westlake Park)

Sunday, March 17

10:00am – 6:00pm – Irish Activities inside the Armory

For more information on Irish Festival Seattle & the St. Patrick’s Day Parade visit their website HERE

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