If you believe WalletHub, the online site that ranks everything from the most sinful states in America to the best cities to get married, Akron fell from the seventh-best city for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in 2017 to 48th this year.

Cleveland, which was 10th in 2017, fell a couple of notches to 12th this year.

In 2019’s version of the survey, Cleveland has a big advantage in the weather category, ranking 76th compared to the 118th slot occupied by Akron. Or so WalletHub calculates.

St. Patrick’s Day in Akron costs a lot more, too, according to WalletHub, ranking 110th of the 200 ranked cities. Celebrating in Cleveland (64th) is a lot cheaper. For this calculation, WallHub used the metrics of:

• Average price for a St. Patrick’s Day party ticket.

• Average beer price (given triple weight in the survey).

• Lowest price of a 3-star hotel on the special day.

• Number of affordable 4-star Irish pubs and restaurants.

Whatever WalletHub’s numeric manipulations, Akron hasn’t changed much since 2017. Or become any less enthusiastic about St. Patrick’s Day.

It still holds its parade a week or so before St. Patrick’s Day and celebrates before and during the holiday with full enthusiasm for its deep Irish roots.

Come Sunday, there will be the usual abundant parties at pubs and restaurants in and around Akron, but some family-friendly celebrations are also planned before and on the holiday. A few:

• The Akron Zoo will extend its evening hours until 6 p.m. and have a scavenger hunt and crafts.

• Dear Child LLC and Kid Chauffeur Express plan a party for children 6-12 from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. Call 270-319-3373 or 330-808-7674 for details.

• And, of course, what St. Patrick’s Day would be complete without corned beef, cabbage and Harley-Davidson motorcycles? St. Practice Day takes place Saturday starting at noon at Rubber City Harley-Davidson in Cuyahoga Falls. There’s a $10 fee (which goes to charity) that will disappear faster than a leprechaun if you join the riding group.