This coming Thursday, we celebrate the patron saint of Ireland and his incredible feat of driving the snakes out of the Emerald Isle by, uh…wearing green, inflicting harm on those who don’t, drinking lots of various colored beer, and most importantly, speaking in a terrible Irish accent.

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Acting a fool is always fun but it’s even better when done in a mob. If you’re looking for a place to shake your shamrocks this St. Patrick’s Day, you may want to check out the following events courtesy of Just make sure to stay safe and mind your sheleighleigh’s.

St. Patrick’s Day Music Festival at the Hoppy Monk.

4141 N. Mesa  3:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Enjoy plenty of local music, incredible drinks and awesome food at this all-day bash.

Ardovino’s St. Patrick’s Day

1 Ardovinos Drive. Sunland Park, NM  5:00 PM

With a $10 admission ($5 for children) you can take in some tunes by San Patricios and Workhorse Christopher at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing’s Sunset Hall as well as Irish beverages and food.

St. Paddy’s Festival at Freedom Crossing - March 17th - March 19th

1611 Haan Road, Fort Bliss, TX  5:00 PM – 12:00 AM

This 3-day festival is being held at Ft. Bliss and is open to everybody. Just make sure to bring a valid ID in order to get through the Buffalo Soldier, Chafee, or Sheridan gates. Will feature live music from Fungi Mungle, Joe Barron and others.