Montana's history is veined with so much Irish tradition and history. In addition to Butte being called "the most Irish town in America", Montana ranks in the top 10 of states with the highest percentage of Irish heritage (14%).

Perhaps you can plan ahead to take Friday off end enjoy a long weekend. Or, start the celebrations the weekend before St. Patrick's Day. Plus, we HAD to add the details on the parade in Butte, but if you're headed over there make sure to follow the link for details on the parade route.

Saturday, March 12th: Mickey’s 17th Annual St. Patrick’s Bash in Shepherd, MT - (Shepherd is just north east of Billings) Live music with El Wencho from 9pm to 12am. Complimentary corned beef and cabbage while it lasts , and lots of Irish drink specials.

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Thursday, March 17th: St. Patrick's Day Dinner & Trivia Night hosted by the Broadwater Educational Foundation - (Townsend Fairgrounds in Townsend, MT) Starts at 5:30pm. BEF will be providing dinner of pulled pork sandwiches, homemade macaroni and cheese, applesauce, and coleslaw.

Thursday, March 17th: St. Patrick's Day at The Pour House Bar & Grill - (15 North Rouse Ave, downtown Bozeman) Happening 10:30am to 2am. Live music starts at 7pm with DJ Chedda following after that. There will be food and drink specials all day and night, with corned beef and $2 jello shots.

Thursday, March 17th: 2022 Butte St. Patrick's Day Parade - (uptown Butte, MT) The parade itself starts at 12pm, so get there early. The parade route will begin at the corner of Arizona and Granite, proceeding West on Granite to Montana, South on Montana to Park St., and then finally East on Park St. towards Arizona where the parade will finish.

Thursday, March 17th: Swamp Dawg St. Patrick's Day Celebration at The Filler - (2005 North Rouse Ave, Bozeman) Doors at 8pm, show at 9pm. 21+ show. Cover is $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

Thursday, March 17th: Butte St Patrick's Day Hurling Match at Bob Green Field - Happening 2pm to 3:30. "Montana Tech's Alumni Coliseum will host Butte's own Wolfe Tones taking on Missoula’s Thomas Meagher Hurling Club in an epic battle of Gaelic courage and pride."

Thursday, March 17th: St. Patrick's Day at Rib & Chop House - (2159 Burke Street, Bozeman) Starting at 11am, enjoy $4 green beer all day long and lots of basketball games on the TVs.

Friday, March 18th: St. Patrick's Day Party at Copper Canyon Harley-Davidson - (34 Olympic Way, Butte, MT) Happening 10am to 6pm. Register to WIN the $500 Gift Card. FREE Brats and Beverages start at 12pm. (This is a 2 day event at a business, FYI)

Saturday, March 19th: St. Patty's Pub Golf Classic 2022 at The Den Sports Bar & Ale House in Billings - (1411 Chy Way, Billings) Happening 10;30am to 7pm. Golf at nine (9) bars, a total of eighteen (18) holes. Just $25 for a team of 5 people. Prizes and cash awarded in various categories. Costumes encouraged.

20 Montana Distilleries You Have to Visit

The Montana distillery scene is certainly taking off, and with the access to local ingredients, you can feel good about supporting these establishments all across the state. Here are 20 distilleries that are worth a visit.