Thursday, March 12, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Celebrations

Family Fun - The Charlotte St. Patrick's Day Parade & Charlotte Goes Green Festival is an annual event held in Uptown Charlotte. The parade will feature four pipe and drum bands, Ceol na Gael, Charlotte Fire Dept. Pipe & Drums, Jamestown Pipe & Drums and Grandfather Mountain Highlanders. Festivities include 2015Charlotte Goes Green Festival area from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Parade starts at 11 a.m. at N. Tryon St. and 9th Street in uptown.

St. Pats Hooker – The Saturday party is going to huge. It's an outdoor block party with  food trucks, lawn games, and live music. Doors open at noon Saturday. Don’t miss Kegs and Eggs at 8 a.m. March 17. Galway Hooker Irish Pub, 17044 Kenton Dr, Cornelius. Free both days.

Rich and Bennett's St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl – This is billed as the World’s Largest Pub Crawl. It draws people from throughout the country. Check-in is from 12-3 p.m. behind Dixie's, directly across from the 7th street parking deck, 219 E 7th St.

Gone Green - The Rusty Rudder will be green for the Ruddered Green Party. 10 p.m., Rusty Rudder, 20210 Henderson Road # 101, Cornelius.

St. Patrick's Day

13th Annual Festival  - Enjoy drink specials and a full menu. Doors open at 11 a.m. Fitzgerald's, 201 E. 5th St. 

Charlotte's St. Patrick's Day Bar Crawl – Get Irish at Bubble, Suite, Whisky River, Strike City, Blackfinn and Vida Vida for the EpiCentre’s St. Patrick's Day Bar Crawl. 8 p.m. T-shirt pickup at Whiskey River. 201 E. Trade St. $15. Limited street parking. Paid parking onsite.

3rd Annual Color Me Green 5K - This isn’t an average 5K. Runners will dodge green dye in this trail race. Starts at 10 a.m. Afterward, the fun continues. The fun continues at 1 p.m. when the center’s river turns shamrock green and live music begins on Belmont Abbey Island. U.S. National WhitewaterCenter, 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway.