2019’s Best Cities for St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations


With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner and at least $5.6 billion expected to be spent for the holiday this year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best Cities for St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations as well as accompanying videos, along with stats about the holiday in its St. Patrick’s Day infographic.

To determine the best cities for celebrating Irish-American heritage, WalletHub compared 200 of the largest U.S. cities across 17 key metrics, ranging from Irish pubs and restaurants per capita to lowest price for a three-star hotel on St. Patrick’s Day to weather forecast.

Top 20 Cities for St. Patrick’s Day

  1. Chicago, IL
  2. Philadelphia, Pa
  3. Madison, WI
  4. Boston, MA
  5. Tampa, FL
  6. Naperville, IL
  7. New York, NY
  8. Pittsburgh, PA
  9. Rockford, IL
  10. Dayton, OH
  11. Milwaukee, WI
  12. Cleveland, OH
  13. Minneapolis, MN
  14. Buffalo, NY
  15. Omaha, NE
  16. Cedar Rapids, IA
  17. Rochester, NY
  18. St. Louis, MO
  19. Overland Park, KS
  20. St. Paul, MN

St. Patrick’s Day Facts

  • 819%: Increase in Guinness consumption on St. Patrick’s Day compared to the rest of the year (152.5% more beer is sold overall).
  • $1.3 Million: Market value of a leprechaun’s pot of gold.
  • $5.6 Billion: Amount that will be spent collectively on St. Patrick’s Day 2019 ($40 per person celebrating).
  • 32.6 Million: Number of Americans who claim Irish ancestry, second only to German and 7x Ireland’s population.
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