• Posted Mar 9, 2023

Saint Patrick's Day is one of cyclist's favorite holidays to celebrate... but... it wasn't always this way...

St. Patty's Day celebrations were religious holidays and bars event remain closed - that is until about 40 years ago when the Americans turned the day into the celebration in which we know it today - parades, corned beef and cabbage, everything green.

BIKEIOWA has several Irish Pubs who support us and there are several rides, parades and celebrations happening over the next TWO weeks.

St. Patrick's Day is always on March 17th and is known as the feast day of the patron saint of Ireland.


SAT - March 11th 2023

The 2-week long celebration starts this Saturday with several St. Patrick's Day themed rides.

SPERM 2023

The legendary SPERM party continues...15 + years of Shenanigans!
Meet at 10:00am The Ridgemont in Windsor Heights will get the party started then head to University Tap/515 Brewing then El Bait Shop/High Life Lounge then to Carls Place to end the day!
WHERE: West Des Moines

Sully's Wild Irish Ride!

GEAR up for St. Patrick's Day! Wear your best St Pats outfit and let’s ride! Prizes for Best Dressed Male & Female! Pictures at 12:30 at Sully's, Voting ends at 2:30 at Ducktail. This ride benefits Cycle Out Sickness.

This ride is SO popular, it was posted twice!

Sully's Wild Irish Ride

WHERE: West Des Moines


Dyersville is known for their St. Patty's Day Celebration and this ride will be the 26th annual!
This ride will start at The Palace Saloon, then ride to the Fuse Bar, then Textile Brewing Company.

There is " No Official Start Time" and will travel to Petersburg . The route is ridden at your own pace for all ages to enjoy.
WHERE: Dyersville

SAT - March 17th 2023

This day is the true St. Patrick's Day. Start off the day with a parade and then check out the local Irish Pub's activities and celebrations.

Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick of Central Iowa

🍀 Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick of Central Iowa Tailgate Party 🍀
At 13th & Grand in Des Moines
6am - 3pm with flag rising 7-7:30

The 2023 Des Moines Saint Patrick’s Day Parade - brought to you by the Friendly Sons Of St.Patrick of Iowa starts at noon!
See the parade route photo.
WHERE: Des Moines


Sully's Irish Pub

🍀 We will open this year at 11am and stay open until 2am. 🍀
Giveaways and free koozies, green beer and kitchen will be open serving Burgers and Brats all day/night.
Corned Beef and Cabbage will be served starting at 11am until it’s gone!
Please be responsible and don’t drink and drive. There will be plenty of Cabs and Ubers out.
And like always, no cover!
WHERE: West Des Moines


Mickey's Irish Pub

Grab your best green garb and join us for St. Patrick's Day! ☘️ The BIGGEST party on the Westside!!
Open at 7 am for Breakfast Buffet serving until 11 am!
🥁 10:30 am - Bag Pipe Band!
🎶 Brad Seidenfeld, 3-6 pm.
🎤 Sister Sara rocking 7-11 pm.
🇮🇪 Serving Corned Beef and Cabbage!
🍺Enjoy Green Beer and so much more!

WHERE: Waukee


Founder's Irish Pub

🍀 Get Lucked Up 🍀
Corned Beef & Cabbage all day Friday
Get your GREEN on: Best Dresses Contest (Wed-Fri get your picture taken and bartenders will vote and post winners Saturday on Facebook
Featuring The Irishman in our Blood Sand & Tears
Free Admission
See coupon for extra specials
WHERE: Bondurant


🍀 The Black Dirt Ramblers playing Irish and Bluegrass music at 5:30 Friday. 🍀
Corned Beef and Cabbage will be served during the day.
WHERE: Cumming


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