BATH — A week full of activities celebrating all things Irish is kicking off in Bath.

The fifth annual Bath Blarney Days begins Monday and runs through Sunday.

During the week, events include music, poetry and film, an Irish soda bread baking contest, a tug-of-war competition, a 5K race and a celebration of the city’s pubs and restaurants.

On Saturday, the city will host what’s billed as the state’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parade.