Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau Presents: St. Paddy, Sweet Pancakes and Syracuse Stage
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The spectacular season of Syracuse-style Saint Patrick’s celebrations (spit that out 5 times fast) kicked off with the delivery of green beer to Coleman’s Irish Pub in late February! O’ Cheers to you! While that green beer is still flowing, on Saturday, March 14th, the greenest parade you’ve ever seen hits the streets of downtown ‘Cuse — St. Patrick’s Parade. Drawing an estimated 100,000 four-leaf-clover-hugging visitors to downtown Syracuse, the parade celebrates the Irish heritage and culture found in the ‘Cuse. Visit Kitty Hoynes for an Irish breakfast and live music as well. Check out the midnight painting of a Shamrock under the Green-Over-Red traffic light in Tipp Hill.  This signifies the official start of St. Patrick’s Day!

Next, bring on some ooey gooey goodness at "It’s Maple Syrup Time" at Beaver Lake Nature Center. Every weekend in March is your golden (golden brown, that is) opportunity to ring in spring with the celebration of the maple syrup season and mouthwatering mouthfuls of pancakes. Don’t make that flapjack stand alone, that’s pancake neglect! Cover it in a sweet blanket of syrup!

Speaking of neglect, make sure you’re catering to your creative, dramatic side with a touch of theatre in your life. The month of March is fantastically filled with fantasy, heart-wrenching love stories, musical comedies, you name it! See Syracuse Stage’s Up, The Diary of Anne Frank or Syracuse Opera’s Romeo and Juliet, or catch Appleseed Productions’ The Boys Next Door. Want more drama? Try Famous Artists’ The Drowsy Chaperone at Crouse Hinds Concert Theater, Mulroy Civic Center, or Rarely Done Productions’ The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me at CNY Jazz Arts Foundation. Had your fill yet? How about SU Drama Department’s Boy Gets Girl at Arthur Storch Theatre? Whatever your fancy, from a cold, hard slice of life to tales of the lovelorn with hay endings, ‘Cuse has it.

Stay One Night, Get Second Night FREE! Breakfast is included in this outstanding package. Enjoy a wintertime visit to picturesque Skaneateles which features great shopping, dining and more.

Make your reservation now! Call the Sherwood Inn at 800-374-3796 and ask for the
Cold Rush Winter Special!

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  • One overnight stay in the standard guest room
  • One FREE game of bowling for up to 5 people at AMF Strike-n-Spare
  • One FREE in-room movie with assorted snacks & soda for up to 5 people
  • Free Express Start hot breakfast and use of indoor heated pool.
BOOK NOW! Call the Holiday Inn Express Syracuse Airport at 315-454-0999 and ask for the Family Fun Package.

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Your package will include:
  • Two nights accommodations April 19 & 20 at the Jefferson Clinton Hotel
  • Two Breakfasts at the hotel
  • Two tickets to Syracuse Stage on Sunday – select the 2:00 PM or 7:00 PM performance of The Diary of Anne Frank.
  • Two tickets to Andre Rieu in concert
  • Passport of savings at the Carousel Center
  • Tax included in price
  • Total for all of the above is $515.00
To book this amazing package contact the Jefferson Clinton Hotel:
315.425.0500 •

The Syracuse St. Patty’s Parade is giving "green" another meaning this year, focusing on being more environmentally friendly! Green ideas include using recyclable material in floats and encouraging parade-goers to travel together in carpools.

Keep your eye out for the wee "faerie folk," otherwise known as leprechauns at Coleman’s Irish Pub.These male sprites are thought to take the form of old men who enjoy partaking in mischief – hence why Coleman’s has a 15-inch leprechaun door to the right of the regular front entrance exclusively for these little devils, leading to where else but the bar! This may be the only establishment in the country where leprechauns are offered a special amenity.
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February 27 March 1:
Syracuse Spring Home and Patio Show at Pirro Convention Center at Oncenter

March 1 – March 31:
Observations East and West: Artists’ Views of the Historic Erie

March 1 – March 31:
Sequitur/Redhouse Live at The Red House Arts Center

March 5 – March 8:
CNY RV & Camping Show and Sale at Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds

March 14 – March 15:
Motorsports Expo at Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds

March 14 – March 15:
Greater Syracuse Antiques Expo at Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds

March 19 – March 22:
CNY Home and Garden Show 2009 at Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds

March 26 – March 28:
28th Annual Salt City Cluster Spring Dog Show at Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds

March 28 – March 29:
International Auto Show Case at Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds

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Take a Walking Tour with Sculptor Nancy Jurs at the Everson Museum
Get Movin’ at Onondaga Lake Park
Larry the Cable Guy Live in Concert at the Landmark Theatre
New Kids on the Block at the War Memorial at Oncenter
Sesame Street Live’s "When Elmo Grows Up" at Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter
76th Annual Tigris Shrine Circus at Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds
CNY Blooms at the Pirro Convention Center at Oncenter

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