Lucky to be in the Carolinas for St. Patrick’s Day

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Whether you have Irish heritage or not, go ahead and celebrate our luck of living in the Carolinas this St. Patrick’s Day. There’s a lot happening, so get your green on and get going!saint-patricks-day

Try your luck.

In Greensboro, there are many activities and contents, including a beard and moustache contest on March 19, with a pub crawl to get the party started. In Greenville, SC on March 12, take part in the St. Paddy’s Day Dash & Bash at Fluor Field and enjoy runs, live music, a costume contest and more. Also on March 12, the National Whitewater Center will hold a Color Me Green 5K Color Run. The fun continues at 1:00pm when the river turns as green as a four-leaf clover and live music kicks off on Belmont Abbey Island.

Irish Pubs

Looking for authentic Irish fare? In uptown Charlotte, visit Ri-Ra, Connolly’s on Fifth, Belfast Mill, or all three! Dohery’s Irish Pub in both the Apex and Carey locations will have live Irish music and dancing on Saturday March 12. Other pub celebrations can be found throughout the Triangle, with plenty of Irish stouts and Guinness stews! In Greenville, SC, patrons can celebrate the day at Connolly’s Irish Pub or Fitzpatrick’s Irish Pub. (Please drink responsibly.)

Parades and Festivals

Raleigh’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival will be held on Saturday, March 12. Catch the 20th Annual St. Patrick’s Day and Charlotte Goes Green Festival  on Saturday, March 19. If you’re looking for small town fun, you’re in luck. Clover, SC will host events to include a Leprechaun Leap, live bands, family activities, amusement rides, dog show, vendors, food and more. Rock Hill, SC gets in the spirit on March 17 with a St. Patrick’s Day on Main Festival featuring live Irish music, Irish dancers, vendors, a Kid’s Zone and food & beverages.

If you want to throw your own St. Patrick’s Day party, you can’t go wrong withcorned beef and cabbage, Irish soda bread and these tasty chocolate stout cupcakes.

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