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Irish eyes are smiling in Charlotte! St. Patrick’s Day is being celebrated throughout Charlotte with Irish fun for everyone!

The 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Charlotte Goes Green Festival will be on Saturday, March 14th! Floats, Irish music, Irish dancers and a Celtic kids zone will fill Uptown Streets! Grand Marshall will be Dr. Young, Honorary Counsel of Ireland. The festival begins at 10am and the parade at 11am, on North Tryon and 9th Street.

The Shamrock 4 Miler and Kids Leprechaun Jog will be on March 14th, 6:45 am. at Stonecrest Shopping Center in the beautiful Ballantyne area of South Charlotte. As a special treat, the Easter Bunny will visit 8am-11am! Music, refreshments and live music add to the fun!

Historic Latta Plantation offers a Celtic Festival with live music, food vendors and local breweries! Bring a blanket, lawn chairs and enjoy a spring evening listening to bands like Thistledown Tinkers and Loch Norman Pipes. Irish dancing under the stars encouraged! March 14th-15th.

Charlotte is home to The World’s Largest Pub Crawl! Rich and Bennett’s 15th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl is the most popular St. Paddy’s day adult celebration in the city! Register and your t-shirt is your entry into all participating bars.

The 3rd Annual Color Me Green 5k Color Run will be a fun, messy way to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day! Dodge the green dye as you run through the USNWC trail system. The White Water Center will collect socks for White Water Academy students. Award will be given to the greenest participants! The green fun is on March 14th.

A boy always dressed in green is Peter Pan! The North West School of the Arts actors, singers, dancers and musicians, will perform Peter Pan the Musical. This favorite classic will be on March 14th-15th.

For foodies craving to create some Irish fare, The Ritz Carlton is offering an Irish-inspired sweets menu. Students will make and eat chocolate Guinness cheesecake, Irish banana bread pudding, chocolate hazelnut potato candy and Baileys marshmallows. The cooking fun will be March 14th 9am-noon.

Enjoy bit o’ Irish luck and a bit o’ Irish Cheer in the Queen City this St. Patrick’s Day!

Erin Go Braugh!









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                                                                                                                                                   Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Charlotte, N.C.


Charlotteans always feel lucky living in the beautiful Queen City! This St. Paddy’s Day, Charlotteans will be putting on the green and celebrating their good luck in true Irish style at  Saint Patrick’s Day festivities held throughout the city March 16th-17th!

The seventeenth annual Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Saturday, March 16, 2013! The parade will begin at 11:00 am at Tryon and 9th Street in uptown Charlotte. The parade will march south to 3rd Street and end at Caldwell.  This is a true parade with music, floats and all people Irish for the day! The Grand Marshall will be our very own N.C. Governor Pat McCrory.

After you enjoy the parade, continue the fun at the 2013 Charlotte Goes Green Festival! The Festival will be happening close by the parade at S. Tryon Street, between 1st and 3rd Street.  Irish music, including the traditional bagpipers; Irish dancers, food and beverages, and a Celtic Kid Zone will be a treat for the entire family! The Festival is free!

Families wanting a little more frolicking on  St. Paddy’s Day can dance a jig out to the U.S. Whitewater Center and join in the Color Me Green Race. The race is a challenging 5K trail and participants must wear a white t-shirt to avoid the green dye bombardment throughout the course (awards for the cleanest and greenest shirts). The Color Me Green Race is on Saturday. March 16th. Registration and packet pickup is at 8:00 a.m. and the race begins at 9:00 a.m.  After the race, celebrate with live music, Cornhole Tournament and the annual dying of the river. The green river will remain open for rafters and kayakers.

Celtic Music Night is another family-friendly way to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day with the entire gang! Presented by Historic Latta Plantation at the 5225 Sample Road, on March 16th, 10a.m.-4p.m. This fundraising event will feature live music from Irish Temperance and The Highland Pipes.  Food will be provided by the Scottish Cottage and beer from Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. Kids welcome.

 If a good- old Irish belly laugh sounds like fun, Charlotteans can have their funny bones tickled by the Chuckleheads Kiss Us We’re Irish Happy St. Patrick’s Eve Comedy Musical Variety Extravaganza at the Ballantyne Arts Center, 11318 North Community House Rd. The show is improvisational comedy, with heavy audience participation. Located on corner of Ballantyne Commons Parkway and North Community House Road, approximately one mile from the Morrison YMCA in South Charlotte.

Adults wanting to imbibe in traditional Irish beverages can join in the St. Paddy’s Luck of the Irish Pubcrawl in Charlotte. The Luck of the Irish Crawl begins at Vapiano, 201 South Tryon Street, from 12:00 p.m. Saturday, March 16th – 2:00 a.m. Sunday, March 17th. At Valaiano you will receive a wristband, cup, and map, and then you’re free to hit the streets of Charlotte in search of all of the participating bars! Passes will be required.

Dixie’s Tavern will also offer Irish revelers a chance to visit over 30 different Uptown drinking establishments at Rick & Bennett’s 13th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl. Check in is at Dixie’s Tavern, 301 E 7th Street.

Enjoy all St. Patrick events in Charlotte and paint the town Green with family and friends! Erin go brah!