Deer Park hosts 20th annual St. Patrick's party

The bar was alive with the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, and the line stretched to the road most of the day.

Posted: Mar. 17, 2018 9:16 PM
Updated: Mar. 17, 2018 11:24 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- Deer Park Irish Pub hosted their  20th annual St. Patrick's Day party Saturday.

The bar was alive with the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, and the line stretched to the road most of the day.

"It's actually my first time here. I've been a native for four years and it's a lot of fun," said Arrianna Cumberledge.

Party goers said there's only one thing the day is about.

"That's like drinking and eat," said Franci Mara.

Kevin Hapner brought his grandchildren out to the party, joking that they had their fake IDs.

Tony Henry, the owner, said after 20 years the family friendly celebration is still a big hit.

"People love it and we try to keep it really holistic. It's family friendly and we have a keg toss, then we have a race, and we have what we call the people's parade," Henry said.

Henry has been planning the event for six months. He even got Mayor Tom Henry involved in the parade.

"I've had this 20 years and I thought this is the time to really step it up, and so I wanted my brother to be our grand marshal and he did a great job," he said.

It's an event the whole city loves, and Henry plans to keep it going for years to come.

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