Spending your Saint Patrick’s Day in Almost Heaven

This Saint Patrick’s Day, you can celebrate Irish heritage no matter where you are in the Mountain State. Put on your green clothing, gather your friends and family, and prepare to celebrate in Almost Heaven. Try one of these activities or events this Saint Patrick’s Day.

Experience a Green Day Hike at a State Park

Celebrate the first signs of spring and green, vibrant colors returning to the Mountain State. Green Day across West Virginia will take place on Saturday, March 16 at various state parks around West Virginia. Hikers are encouraged to wear green and join local experts for hikes around some of the state’s most iconic parks.

Take Advantage of West Virginia Ski Free Day

On Sunday, March 17, several prominent West Virginia ski resorts are offering West Virginia Free Ski Day. Don’t worry, it’s not too good to be true. All you have to do is simply bring proof of West Virginia residency, and you’ll receive a free lift ticket – simple as that. There’s no better way to close out winter than by skiing some of West Virginia’s best mountain slopes.

Experience a Event or Festival

Several cities around the state are hosting events and festivals on Saturday, March 16. Charleston is hosting the East End Pub Crawl on the Historic East End while Morgantown is holding its Cupcake and Craft Beer Festival. Many other bars and venues around the state are hosting local celebrations, but don’t forget to wear your green.

Try your Hand at the Traditional Sport of Irish Road Bowling

A game that originates in Northern Ireland, Irish Road Bowling is perfect for all ages. The game involves players rolling a small ball made of iron and steel down a 1 to 2 mile country road. The player that rolls across the finish line in the fewest attempts wins the match. West Virginia is one of just three states with organized leagues in the United States. You can visit the West Virginia Irish Road Bowling Association for more information on getting started in one of the most unique sports in the world.

Whether you’re looking to get outside and experience nature, get your share of downhill thrills, socialize and enjoy food and drinks or simply engage in some friendly competition, West Virginia is the place for you this Saint Patrick’s Day.

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This post was last updated on August 3, 2020