I don’t know, maybe it was all the Cabin Fever, but somehow this Winter seemed to fly by and I’m finding it hard to believe it’s already March. It’s a busy time for us around the brewery as we prepare for St. Patrick’s Day…the BBAY way!
If you haven’t yet celebrated St. Paddy’s Day with us here at Boundary Bay Brewery, you are missing one heck of a good time! The fun starts right when we open our doors at 11am. We’ll be serving up a special menu of Irish Pub Fare and pouring some special limited edition beers. As for entertainment, we’ll have Bagpipers and Irish Dancing from the Penk O’Donnell Dancers and the McGlaughlin Dancers performing throughout the day in both the Tap Room (21+ only) and in the Bistro where families are always welcome! Dance performances take place at 12:30 , 2:00 (McGlaughlin), 4:00, 6:00, 8:00 and 9:00 (McGlaughlin). Then, around 8 pm, The Paddy Whackers will be joining the party! They’ll be performing their living Irish tunes in the Tap Room ($5 / 21+ only) and we’ll bet you won’t be able to stay in your seat so come prepared to kick up your heels! But, before all the festivities go down on the big day itself (Thursday, March 17th), there’s all kinds of Irish celebrating to do the weekend before to get you in the mood!
Saturday, March 12th is Bellingham’s 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade! If you somehow missed the parade last year we strongly encourage you to not make the same mistake again this year. Lots of local businesses, schools and organizations – plus bagpipers, cheerleaders, bands and dance troops – will be coming together to march down Cornwall Avenue at noon. Yes, it’s a St. Patrick’s Day parade so there will be plenty of shamrocks and leprechauns and people wearing green. But this parade is also a chance to honor Bellingham’s law enforcement and fire departments and a moment for the community to come together and celebrate all the cool people who make Bellingham such a great place to call home. For more details on the parade route, the businesses that have signed up for the parade already and information on how YOU can be part of this year’s parade, check out the Bellingham St. Patrick’s Day parade website.
If you’re looking for the lazy man’s way to prep for the parade, then just swing by the brewery to have a pint and catch some traditional Irish dancing on Friday, Saturday or Sunday! The Penk O’Donnell dancers will be kicking up their heels at Boundary Bay Brewery at 6:00 and 8:00pm on Friday, March 11th and at 1:00, 5:30 and 8:00 pm on Saturday, March 12th…not to mention 6:30 pm on Sunday, March 13th!
We’ve got a whole day of fun planned at Boundary Bay Brewery on parade day! If you’re an early riser, come pre-funk with us before the parade at our Paddycakes Pancake Breakfast. It’s an all you can eat pancake feed in our Beer Garden and the whole family is welcome. $7 (kids 5 yrs. and under are free) gets you bacon or sausage and coffee, juice or tea plus all you can eat pancakes! And there’ll even be live music by The Mad Haggis! We’re serving up breakfast from 9-11am so you’ll still have time to go find a good vantage spot to catch all the action on Cornwall before the parade starts at Noon! Call the brewery at 360-647-5593 to make your breakfast reservations today!
After the parade, it’s back to the Beer Garden for BBQ, beer and lots of live music! Families are welcome and there’s no cover, so bring the whole gang down and enjoy live music by Giant’s Causeway (1:30-3pm), Muddy Boots (3:15-4:45) and Whiskey Galore (5-6:30). Hope to see you there! Cheers.