2022 Dog-Friendly Denver St. Patrick’s Day Events

If it were up to your pooch, life would be a pawty 24/7. She gets so heckin’ bored at home while her hoomans leave her cuz of their jobs and ‘sponsibilities, whatever those are. Luckily, St. Paddy’s Day is the perfect chance to let loose and chase her tail, so grab your green garb and head to one of these dog-friendly Denver St. Patrick’s Day events!

St. Patrick’s Day Parade 

Did you know Denver hosts one of the largest St. Paddy’s Day parades in the country? Returning for the first time since 2019, this year’s Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade is gonna be epic, so your furry fren will def want to join in on the fun. Featuring over 30,000 participants and spectators, the parade features 175 floats, clowns, pipe bands, Irish step dancers, military honorees, horses, and more. Woof! 

Deets: Held on March 12th, the 15-block route kicks off at 9:30 a.m. on the corner of 19th and Wynkoop, and ends at the Coors Field parking lot. 

Shamrock Shuffle at Bible Park

Does the word “run” make your lackadaisical Lhasa Apso want to crawl under a rock and hide? We get it. On the other hand, a Shamrock Shuffle sounds so much more fun. Hoomans and hounds alike are encouraged to join this easy 2-mile run/walk, so get glammed up in green and head to James A. Bible Park in Southeast Denver. Afterward, head to the Watering Bowl for some brews, apps, and dog-friendly fun. 

Deets: Held on March 12th from 10 a.m. to Noon. Free!

Luck of the Irish Virtual Race 

So you wanna get into the St. Paddy’s Day spirit, but your dog is the strong, silent type who thinks crowds are a big yikes? Not to worry, you two can check out the Luck of the Irish Virtual 5K instead. Race to the proverbial pot-o-gold any time in March at your own pace, and avoid gettin’ pinched if you furget your green! 

Deets: Cost is $18, which includes a medal and bib. At least 15% of every entree fee will be donated to the National Hemophilia Foundation. 

Know of any hoppin’ dog-friendly Denver St. Patrick’s Day events? Wag at us in the comments and be sure to tag us @SidewalkDog while you’re out chasin’ leprechauns. 

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