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With St. Patrick’s Day falling over a weekend this year, you can be sure that the Queen City will have plenty of ways to celebrate. from drinking green beer to rafting green waters, here’s your guide to St. Patrick’s Day fun in Charlotte:
Ri Ra Paddy Fest
March 13 – 17 | Rí Rá Charlotte
Grab a seat at one of Rí Rá’s bars, some which were meticulously restored in Ireland and shipped to the U.S., to enjoy the festivities over a full weekend of celebrations. Their five-day festival concludes with live music on Friday, extended hours, a special menu and live music on Saturday and Irish fare, music and Irish dancing on Sunday.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at The Broken Spoke
March 16 – 17 | The Broken Spoke
Celebrations abound at The Broken Spoke, where they’ll feature Irish dancers, bagpipes, outdoor games and specials on Saturday, followed by an Irish Boilermaker drink special and Irish fare on Sunday.
St.Patrick’s Day Weekend at Grace O’Malley’s
March 16 – 17 | Grace O’Malley’s, Matthews
Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Mason Jar Restaurant Group (204 Kitchen and Cocktails, TILT and The Union) will open Grace O’Malley’s in downtown Matthews. The authentic Irish public house, run by Dublin native and general manager Stephen Galligan, will offer drink specials and music by DJ Moe on Saturday followed by a limited edition Guiness Glass giveaway, family fun, live bagpipers and musicians on Sunday.
2nd Annual Kennedy’s for a Day
March 16 – 17 | Caswell Station
Caswell Station pays homage to its Irish roots as it transforms back into Kennedy’s for a two-day event featuring kegs and eggs, green beer, live music, corn hole tournaments and games on Saturday, followed by beer pong, corn hole and music by a DJ on Sunday.
St. Patrick’s Day in LoSo 2019
March 16 – 17 | LoSo Neighborhood
Whether you’re stopping through as part of the LoSo Bar Crawl or planning to soak up the early spring weather in the Biergarten, OMB is a must-stop. Enjoy the spring seasonal brew, Früh Bock, alongside your year-round favorites, plus festive food specials and live music on both days.
Shamrockin’ The Village
March 15 | Blackfinn Ballantyne | 4 – 11 p.m.
On the south side of town, Blackfinn Ballantyne will host a free event including live music in the courtyard, Irish bagpipers, games and giveaways, March Madness on the big screen and Irish food and drink specials.
Rich and Bennett’s 19th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl
March 16 | Uptown | 12 – 10 p.m.
Join over 20,000 of your closest friends in visiting all of your favorite Uptown bars as part of Rich & Bennett’s 19th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl. Grab your t-shirt and get ready to spend the day crawling from stop to stop.
5th Annual Matthews Shamrock Crawl
March 16 | Matthews | 12 – 9 p.m.
In Matthews, 15 restaurants and bars will participate in the fifth annual Shamrock Crawl. Stops feature food and beer specials, contests, giveaways and more. Don’t forget to pick up your free t-shirt and map!
Green River Revival
March 16 | U.S. National Whitewater Center | 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The river will run green for The Green River Revival’s tenth year at the USNWC. The fun begins with the Color Me Green 5K Trail Run and continue with yoga and live music from the River Jam Stage. Free and open to the public.
2019 Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 16 | Uptown | 11 a.m.
Celebrating its 23rd year, the 2019 Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Charlotte Goes Green Festival will feature flags, floats and music at the parade and Irish dancers, a kids zone, Irish/Celtic vendors and more at the festival.
St Patrick’s Celebration
March 16 | GoodRoad CiderWorks
GoodRoad CiderWorks will be serving special releases along with your favorite ciders, meads and local beers. There will also be music by DJ Melodious Funk and a food truck on site.
Shamrock Jam 2019
March 16 | Queen Park Social | 12 – 7 p.m.
KISS 95.1 and K 104.7 will team up for this year’s “Shamrock Jam”, a day-long music celebration featuring the Kyle Dills Band, SNAP and the area’s hottest DJs. $10 general admission.
St. Paddy’s Day
March 16 | The Suffolk Punch
The Suffolk Punch will be serving a day full of Irish food, drinks and music, plus a special beer release.
Shamrockin’ South End
March 16 | South End
Walk the rail trail and enjoy free admission and drink specials at participating bars around South End. Check in any time between 1 and 2:30 p.m. at Slate Charlotte to pick up your bandana, St. Patrick’s Day kit with a map of locations and a list of food and drink specials for each venue. The night ends with complimentary entry at Oak Room Nightclub.
St. Patrick’s Day Pawty at Dog Bar
March 16 | The Dog Bar
Raise a glass and do good with this fundraiser celebration at Dog Bar. Enjoy drink specials, food and vendors. $5 donation towards Great Danes Friends includes admission, your first beer and a raffle ticket to win a gift basket giveaway.
St. Patrick’s Day Bash
March 17 | NoDa Brewing Company
You won’t find green beer at NoDa. Instead, they’re providing festive cups that magically turn green when any beer fills them up. The day also includes food from TIN Kitchen food truck.
Sir Ed’s St. Patrick’s Day Party
March 17 | Sir Edmond Halley’s Restaurant & Freehouse
This family-friendly celebration includes Irish food, Irish dance performances by the Walsh Kelley School of Irish Dancing and music by bag pipers. There will also be kids activities including a bouncy house and plenty of giveaways.
All-Day St. Paddy’s Party
March 17 | The Waterman
At The Waterman, indulge in festive for and drink specials, plus explore their new rooftop patio.
St. Patrick’s Day Shenanigans
March 17 | Pilot Brewing
Pilot Brewing will celebrate St. Paddy’s with the release of four new beers, giveaways, a photo booth and offerings from Streamline Kitchen Food Truck.
Graham St. Saint Patty’s Day Party
March 17 | Graham St. Pub & Patio
In Uptown, Graham St. Pub & Patio will offer music by a DJ and live band, plus Irish food and drink specials:
- $5 Guinness
- $4 Bud/Bud Light Shamrock Aluminums
- $7 Irish Car Bombs
- $2 Green PBR drafts
- $7 Green Slushies
- $3 Irish Tacos
- $14 Shepard’s Pie