For the second year in a row, Larkinville will play host to Live at O’Larkin – an event that turns the city’s newest party and festival district into a fun lovin’, fiddle playin’, foot stompin’ good time.
Situated in close proximity to the old First Ward and easily accessible from all parts of the city (and beyond), Larkinville is carrying on with the Irish traditions by bringing together a cast of characters that includes McCarthyizm, Crikwater, Clann Na Cara School of Irish Dance, Greater Buffalo Firefighters Pipes & Drums and a whole lot more.
The event has established itself as the official kick-off of St. Patty’s Day festivities in Buffalo. “St. Patrick’s Day is such a colorful tradition in Buffalo, and we feel that welcoming the public to Larkin Square with live music, dance and food trucks is a fun and fitting kickoff to the festivities,” said Director of Fun Leslie Zemsky. “And we’ve added more of our green hula hoops – to spin the famous song by Buffalo’s own Chauncey Olcott, ‘When Irish hips are hooping, the fun is here to stay!’”
This free event attracted over 1500 people to Larkinville last year. 2014 should be even more interesting as additional performances are scheduled and there will be appearances from 15 of Buffalo’s finest food trucks. Plus, the festivities take place on the heated boardwalk at Larkin Square.
What: Second Annual Live at O’Larkin presented by First Niagara and sponsored by Independent Health
When: Friday, March 14, 2014, 5-8pm (free admission)
Where: Larkin Square, corner of Seneca & Swan Streets, Buffalo
Why: A fun addition to Buffalo’s St. Patrick’s Day traditions