We've been saying it for years, but now, it's been confirmed by people outside of Buffalo.  We do St. Patrick's Day right!

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When it comes to parties with ethnic roots, Buffalo does them right.  St. Patrick's Day is one of those holidays.  Recently, Buffalo was listed in the top 10 when ranking cities on how they celebrate it.

Where did Buffalo land on the list of the top cities to celebrate St. Patrick's day?

WalletHub did a study on over 200 big cities in the United States and found that Buffalo was the 9th best city to celebrate St. Patrick's day.  The cities that came in ahead of Buffalo were Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Pittsburgh, New York City, Reno, Santa Rosa, and Naperville, Illinois.

What were the contributing factors?

The study looked at 15 contributing factors that included everything from how many  Irish pubs and restaurants per capita to the lowest price for a three-star hotel on St. Patrick’s Day to the weather forecast.  They also looked at how many Irish traditions were observed, how much it would cost to celebrate there, and more.

What does Buffalo do right on St. Patrick's Day?

Buffalo did really well with the "Irish traditions that were observed" category.  They were 4th in the country there.

Buffalo's Weather Doesn't Hurt Them For St. Patrick's Day

When most people see that the cities were ranked for how great their weather was on St. Patrick's day, a lot of people probably would have guessed that Buffalo did horrible here.  Surprisingly, we didn't!  Let's be honest, it wasn't ranked as top 10 weather, but they were at 84 on the list.  That's one where I would have guessed Buffalo would score lower to an outsider.

Why should someone come to Buffalo to celebrate St. Patrick's Day?

It's a great city.  First and foremost, Buffalo loves tradition and loves to celebrate it every chance they get.  From the food to the green beer, to one of the biggest parades for St. Patrick's day (heck, we have two of them!), Buffalo just does it right.

And if you come here...you can check out Rochester's St. Patrick's Day parties too!  They're right up the street.  I've got some pictures below if you want to check them out!

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