The population of Boston has a greater concentration of Irish ancestry than any other city in the United States. So, it may come as no surprise that Saint Patrick's Day is highly celebrated in Boston.
The countdown for the South Boston St. Patrick's Day parade has already begun. It is the second largest St. Patrick's parade in the country, is on live television and watched annually by anywhere between 600,000 to one million people.
In fact, Boston draws more than 600,000 visitors who come to celebrate its St. Patrick's day events. Some highlighted events include the annual concerts put on by the Dropkick Murphys, which is a Boston Irish-punk band. Despite its genre, even the band is aware of the Celtic undertones in their music.
Another main attraction is A Little Bit of Ireland, one of the largest Irish musical shows in New England, with its cast of 100 performers and live orchestra. A Little Bit of Ireland puts on its annual celebratory performance only during the St. Patrick's holiday and shows are limited to March 14 and 15. A talented cast comes to together to sing, dance, make music and deliver Irish blarney humor. Some well-known performers include Broadway's couple Sarah Pfisterer and Rick Hilsabeck of Phantom of the Opera, Comedian Harold "Jerry" Walker, Reagle's Choir and the world's champion Irish step team called the Harney Academy Dancers or Walpole.
During your visit to Boston, you can take an Irish Heritage Tour, which lasts between one to one and a half hours and learn about the role the Irish played during the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. You'll hear about the infamous but also the famous Irish, such as the Kennedy family. You'll see historical landmarks that have been preserved, such as the Rose Kennedy Garden and the Boston Irish Famine Memorial.
For those looking forward to a partying adventure in the pubs, special offers await you. The Boston Leprecrawl ticket gets you in with no cover and no wait for all day to Faneuil Hall's top bars which open at noon. You can participate in a raffle drawing that gives away sports tickets, dinners at the best restaurants, free limos and cash. There is also an award for the best leprechaun costume. PubCrawl Boston is another similar option to gain access to a large number of Boston's Irish pubs.
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