Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant in Denver Celebrates 15th Consecutive St. Patrick’s Day Bash with a Full Week of Festivities and a Trip Giveaway to Ireland

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For the 15th consecutive year, Fadó Irish Pub and Restaurant located downtown at 1735 19th St. is once again throwing the biggest outdoor St Patrick's Day festival in Denver with a full week of St. Patrick’s Day festivities and a trip give away for 2 to Ireland!

Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant, located in downtown Denver at 1735 19th St., will host the largest outdoor St. Patrick's Day festival in Denver. Events are scheduled from Sunday, March 11 through Saturday, March 17 for Paddython 2012, a week-long session and celebration of all things Irish.

The week-long celebration includes a charity event for St. Baldrick’s Foundation on Friday, March 16, and Denver’s largest outdoor festival on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, during the 50th Annual Denver St. Patrick's Day Parade. The day-long Paddython of Irish festivity features the best mix of Irish music, food and entertainment Denver has to offer.
Pre-sale tickets available on-line now!

Paddython 2012 signature events:

Friday, March 16 – Charity Event, Bottomless Stella Happy Hour, That Eighties Band
Doors are open at 11 a.m. to all ages with a limited menu. After 5 p.m. the party is exclusively for those 21 years old and up.

St. Baldrick’s Charity Event: Fadó Irish Pub to donate 20 percent of food sales, 12 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Be a hero for kids with cancer. St. Baldrick's Foundation is the world's largest volunteer-driven fundraising event for childhood cancer research. Thousands of volunteers shave their heads in solidarity of children with cancer while requesting donations of support from friends and family. The goal this year is $225,000 and Fadó Irish Pub will donate 20 percent of all food sales during the event.

Nearly 325 people will have their heads shaved at the event at Fadó this year. Those shaving their heads will be enthusiastically cheered on by crowds of friends, family, doctors, nurses, children and others who have been touched by cancer in hopes to further awareness that pediatric cancer, the number one disease killer of children, is terribly under-funded.

Get involved and either shave your head, volunteer, eat or donate, but give hope to infants, children, teens and young adults fighting childhood cancers. Click here to learn how to be a shavee, support a team or donate in general.

Bottomless Stella Happy Hour Party: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Enjoy bottomless glasses of Stella and enter to win prizes and giveaways. That Eighties Band takes the stage at 7 p.m. to rock guests down memory lane.

A few of the kids being honored by the event:

Kohl was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma and it was all because of a football injury. Kohl took a hit from a football helmet to his right forearm. It just so happened that the helmet landed right on the tumor which caused it to swell up which lead to the doctor visit and diagnoses.

Kohl went through a bone transplant and a year’s worth of chemotherapy and is now cancer free.

Chase will turn three this year and was diagnosed with Stage 2 Lymphoblastic Lymphoma on Jan 27th. Less than a month prior to that, he was taken to the doctor for abnormally large lymph nodes on his neck.

Chase is currently undergoing an intense chemotherapy treatment schedule. The doctors feel positive that he should be in remission in 30 to 60 days; however, he will need chemo treatments for three years due to the type and aggressiveness of this cancer.

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Saturday, March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day Party and 50th Annual Denver St. Patrick's Day Parade
Fadó Irish Pub is at the heart of the 50th Annual Denver St. Patrick's Day Parade route and doors open at 7 a.m. Start St. Patrick’s Day with a pint of the good stuff, a traditional Irish breakfast until 10 a.m. and a side of sports.

Featured on the big screen will be 6 Nations Rugby with the final 3 matches of the tourney including Ireland v England at 10am.

The doors to the outdoor Paddython open at 10 a.m. with a $10 cover charge. After 5 p.m. tickets are $15. Family fun will be had until 5 p.m. with children’s games and face painting. Starting at 4 p.m. only those 21 and older can participate in the festivities. The festival menu is available from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

At 10 a.m. rock out to the sounds of over 10 hours of local Irish music and entertainment featuring Brian & Brendan Clancy followed by Big Paddy, The Indulger’s, Celtic Steps (Traditional Irish Dancers), Colorado Youth Pipe Band and Never mind the 90s

Please note no outside food or beverage and no bikes. Event entrance is at 19th and Wynkoop.

More information is available at http://www.fadoirishpub.com/denver/st-patricks-day-2012.
Tickets can be purchased at http://www.ticketalternative.com/Events/17673.aspx.

Fadó is using the hashtag #stpatricksday2012 on Twitter.

Weekday Paddython 2012 events schedule:

Sunday, March 11 – Pre-Paddy's Day Eurosport Weekend and Runnin’ of the Green
Doors open at 8 a.m. for brunch and then the games begin With English Premier League Soccer action and live 6 Nations Rugby.

The 23rd annual Runnin’ of the Green starts at 10:15 a.m. just steps from Fadó Irish Pub. Proceeds go to Volunteers of America to help the very young, the homebound elderly and women and children that are victims of domestic violence. Refuel after Denver’s classic Irish jog or watch and support participants from the patio.

Monday, March 12 – Pre-Paddy's Day traditional Irish Session
An Irish Session is an informal gathering at which people play traditional Irish music. The party starts at 8 p.m. and ends whenever the jiggin stops.

Tuesday, March 6, 13, 20, 27– Fado Beer Tour sponsored by Heineken
Every Tuesday in March, four different beers will be featured. Grab your Fado Beer Passport and drink your way to giveaways and gifts. Those who purchase and enjoy each Fado beer on the passport will receive an “Open Your World” beer tour t-shirt.

Wednesday, March 14 – Pre-Paddy's Day Irish Idol Karaoke
Warm up the old vocal cords for Irish Karaoke from 8 p.m. to midnight. Enjoy whiskey tastings from Tullamore and Glenfiddich and prizes sponsored by Tullamore Dew.

About Fadó Irish Pub and Restaurant
Fadó is an authentic Irish pub that was originally designed and built in Ireland and shipped to Denver. Fadó serves more Guinness than any other Irish pub in Denver, all of which is to the highest standards. All of our Guinness comes straight from St. James Gate, Dublin, Ireland.

Fadó (pronounced fuh-doe) Irish Pub and Restaurant opened in Denver in 1998 and, is distinguished by its genuine Irish hospitality, quality and craic (pronounced ‘crack’, a uniquely Irish form of fun). Fadó has been voted 'Best Of' by a number of local and national publications. For more information: http://www.FadoIrishPub.com/Denver/st-patricks-day-2012, http://www.facebook.com/FadoDenver and http://www.twitter.com/FadoDenver.    


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