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The Queen City is a lucky place to be on St. Patrick’s Day!

Families can enjoy the fun Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 15th. The parade will have the traditional flags, floats and pipe band music filling the heart of Uptown. Children will especially like the kids area, food, Irish dancers, Irish music, bagpipers and Celtic vendors at the Charlotte Goes Green Festival between 3rd and Stonewall Street.

Another way to celebrate St. Patty’s Day with terrific family fun is at Latta Plantation. Latta’s 2nd annual Celtic Festival on March 15-16, 10am-4pm, will include live music and Scottish dancing by Latta’s Kilts and Petticoats dancers. Grownups will enjoy local beers from the Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. Food will be available from The Scottish Cottage, Appalachian Smoke, and Anna’s Sweet Treats. The children can play games, enjoy stories and visit the farm animals.  On March 16th, beginning at 6:00pm there will be a Celtic Night Fundraiser under the stars. Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day at one of Charlotte’s most beautiful historic sites!

Charlotte always offers fun sporting events!

On March 17 at 7:00pm, at the Time Warner Cable Arena, the Charlotte Bobcats will take on the Atlanta Hawks. What better way to wind down the busy St. Patrick’s Day weekend than to take the family to a great game of hoops?

An adrenaline filled day of Irish fun can be found at the U.S. National Whitewater Center on March 15th. The Green River Revival will start off with a heart pumping Color Me Green 5k. After the race families can enjoy riding the whitewater rapids colored a lovely Irish green and enjoy live music, food, drinks and a corn hole tournament.

If a true Irish experience is what you seek in Charlotte over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend than a visit to Fitzgerald’s is in order! Fitzgerald’s Irish Pub on the corner of 5th and N. College Street offers an authentic Irish experience on St. Patty’s Day. On March 15th and 17th from 11am to 2am, the St. Patrick’s Day Party features kegs and eggs. Cute little $5 baby Guinness will be served!

Paint the Queen City green with family and friends at one of the many Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations in Charlotte!

Erin go bragh!