Fort Wayne ranked 20th best city for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations

(Darrin Wright/1190 WOWO 107.5 FM)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO) – St. Patrick’s Day is upon us, and Fort Wayne is a good place to be if you’re looking to celebrate.

In a study conducted by WalletHub, Fort Wayne was ranked the 20th best city for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

200 of the most populated U.S. cities were ranked across four key dimensions, including St. Patrick’s Day Traditions, Costs, Safety & Accessibility and St. Patrick’s Day Weather.

Each dimension included the following metrics:

  • St. Patrick’s Day Traditions
    • St. Patrick’s Day Parades
    • Length of St. Patrick’s Day History
    • St. Patrick’s Day Parties and Festivals per Capita
    • Irish Pubs and Restaurants per Capita
    • Access to bars
    • Google Search Interest for “St. Patrick’s Day Events”
  • Costs
    • Average Price for St. Patrick’s Day Party Ticket
    • Average Beer Price
    • Lowest Price of a Three-Star Hotel on St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations
    • Affordable 4+ Star Irish Pubs and Restaurants
  • Safety and Accessibility 
    • Crime Rate
    • DUI-Related Fatalities in Motor Vehicle Crashes per Catpita
    • Traffic Congestion
    • Walkability
  • St. Patrick’s Day Weather
    • Forecasted vs. Average Temperature for St. Patrick’s Day
    • Forecasted Precipitations for St. Patrick’s Day

Fort Wayne was ranked 20th overall, 38th in St. Patrick’s Day Traditions, 104th in Costs, 56th in Safety & Accessibility and 31st in St. Patrick’s Day Weather.

The top five best cities for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations include Chicago, IL, Boston, MA, Philadelphia, PA,  Buffalo, NY,  and New York City.


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