So get in touch with your inner Irish, and make plans to meet the local leprechauns at the St. Patrick’s Day events and weekend celebrations across the Carolinas.
Charlotte hosts an annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Charlotte Goes Green Festival. The Uptown parade starts at 11:00 am on March 15. The festival features Irish music, dancers, bagpipers and vendors. Both events have free admission.
Raleigh also hosts a parade beginning at 10:00am on March 15, and the Wearin’ O the Green Festival features music, dancing, food, drink and fun for the whole clan in Raleigh’s downtown City Plaza.
While in the Triangle, join the excitement at the Natty Greene’s Brewhouse in Raleigh for a bake sale, raffle, cornhole tournament, live music, and even head shaving! Local band, Three Beer Sally, will perform, as well as local musician, Brandon Hughes. Proceeds go to St. Baldrick’s funding of childhood cancer research.
If you’re in the Triad area, join in the Greater Greensboro St. Paddy’s Party, which bills itself as the biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the GateCity’s history – naturally on March 17. Join in for 17 hours of cultural demos, talks, dance, comedy, burlesque, fire dancers, bagpipers, side shows, authentic Irish food, drink and loads of Irish music featuring Banna, Pippinelli, Uncle Hamish & the Hooligans and Brynmor.
In Greenville, SC on March 15, the St. Patty’s Dash and Bash will take place at Flour Field to benefit local children’s charities. Participants are encouraged to compete in their finest greenery.
On St. Patrick’s Day, may love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home. May good and faithful friends be yours, wherever you may roam!
Erin go bragh!