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St. Patrick's Day events in Fort Wayne


St. Patrick’s Day celebration – 5:30 to 11 p.m. today with live music and trivia; noon to midnight Saturday, live music; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, family day with food, pet tricks and costume contest, Irish dances and live music; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, food, keg toss, costume contest, live music and The People’s Parade at 5 p.m.; Deer Park Irish Pub, 1530 Leesburg Road; 437-8254.


Get Green Fest – 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.; strongman competition, 5-Kilt Race, 11 a.m. greening of river at Old Wells Street Bridge, kids activities and 6 p.m. live music by G-Money and Urban Legend; Wells Street Corridor; 424-2450 or

“St. Catty’s Day” – Celebration of cats big and small; 1 to 4 p.m.; Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, 1426 W. 300 N., Albion; $8, $7 ages 3 to 9 and free for ages 2 and younger; 260-636-7383 or


“A Celtic Celebration” – Celtic music by Heartland; 2:30 p.m.; Allen County Public Library auditorium, 900 Library Plaza; $25 premiere seats, $15 general admission, $5 ages 13 and older and free for 12 and younger with an adult; 436-8080 or


St. Patrick’s Day – Free corned beef and cabbage from noon until gone; bake sale at 4 p.m.; American Legion Post 296, 130 W. Tillman Road; open to the public; 456-2988.