Saint Patrick’s Day is this Saturday and the city of Philadelphia is hosting plenty of events to encourage everyone to get involved in the celebrations.
Those looking to enjoy the historical side of Saint Patrick’s Day can join Mayor Jim Kenney at the Irish Memorial in Old City where a ceremony will be held to commemorate those who left difficult times in Ireland for a better life in America.
The ceremony is set to start at 11 AM and will include a wreath laying and a changing of the flag.
Thrill seekers will have the opportunity to spend Saint Patrick’s Day at Laurel Hill Cemetery where the telling of Irish tales will give people insight of the heritage and accomplishments of those souls that have passed.
The tours are set to start at 1 PM and drinks and food will be provided to those in attendance.
Partygoers will also have their way of celebrating by attending the over 30-year-old tradition, Erin Express pub crawl.
Pubs are set to open as early as 7 AM with Express busses running every 15 minutes from 11 AM – 6 PM.
Erin Express stresses that tickets are not needed for this event as people have been tricked to pay in the past.
“Don’t be fooled by imitations, the official Erin Express has and always will be a free event!”
The city of Philadelphia encourages everyone to enjoy the holiday safely and responsibly.