Things to Do for St. Patrick's Day in Charlotte
Wear something green. Work that Irish charm. And get your fellow leprechauns together to explore these fun events in the Queen City!
by Libby Goddard Feb 27, 2020
The Queen City becomes an Emerald City in the month of March. Here is a roundup of ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Charlotte.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival
Where: Uptown Charlotte – N. Tryon Street & 9th Street
When: Saturday, March 14 at 11 a.m.
Be one of the thousands of spectators who gather to watch Charlotte’s Twenty-Fourth Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade as it marches through the heart of Charlotte to the sound of pipes and the cheers of the spectators lining the streets on a perfect day. The combination of flags, floats, kids, and pipe band music always makes everyone smile and be Irish for a day. The parade has grown to be one of Charlotte’s biggest and best. Don't miss
Green River Revival
Where: U.S. National Whitewater Center
When: Saturday, March 14 from 9:00 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Cost: Free / $6 for parking
Kick off Spring festivities with the infamous Green River Revival. Watch as the Whitewater Center’s resident leprechaun transforms the river green for St Patrick’s Day. Start the day with the Color Me Green 5K Trail Run before rafting down the river and listening to live music.
Color Me Green 5K Trail Run
Green clouds, green water, and green clothes make the Color Me Green 5K Trail Run. Prepare to dodge or score as much or as little green powder at this 5K trail run. Choose from three divisions (Competitive, Recreation, or Kids Run) and snag an award if you finish as the cleanest or greenest racer, then join us for a traditional Irish Breakfast. Leprechaun sightings are always possible! Raft down a green whitewater channel after the race or stick around for live music, yoga, and other festivities at Green River Revival.
8th Annual Latta Celtic Festival
Where: Historic Latta Plantation
Saturday, March 14 – Sunday, March 15 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $9 Adults, $8 Seniors and students, free for members and children 5 and under
The 8th Annual Latta Celtic Festival has emphasized the rich history of the Celtic culture for several years. At their yearly Celtic festival, expect live music, food and beer vendors, arts and crafts, historic Celtic warriors and heritage demonstrations. Children will be entertained by story times, dancing and visiting the farm animals. Enjoy authentic bagpipe players while you discover goods made by local artisans and leather-makers.
St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl
Where: Uptown Charlotte
When: Saturday, March 14 from 12 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Cost: $20 Prepay, $30 Day-Of
Paint the town green at Rich & Bennett's 20th Annual St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl. Since the pub crawl's inception in 2001, it has continuously grown in size and popularity, making it the World's Largest Pub Crawl! Check-in and make new friends at the pub crawl party lot. Then, follow the green-clad masses in matching event t-shirts and koozies from bar to bar to keep the party going. Download the event’s app for participating bars and transportation info as you enjoy green-hued brews around Charlotte.
4th Annual Shamrock'n the Village
Where: Blackfinn Ameripub - Ballantyne
When: Saturday, March 14 from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Spend St. Patty's Day at South Charlotte's biggest party and join the courtyard takeover at Blackfinn Ameripub's Ballantyne location. The 4th Annual Shamrock'n the Village will have it all: live music, authentic bagpipers, DJs, food and drink specials, and more! Bring the whole family, including your little leprechauns for a day full of Irish cheer.
Shamrockn' South End
Where: South End
When: Saturday, March 14 -15 from 1 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Grab your group, wear your green, and gear up for Shamrockin' South End St. Patrick's Day Bar Crawl. Go out on an Irish stroll with friends, and enjoy free admission and drink specials at your favorite bars around South End. Check in at your first stop, Slate, and grab your branded bandana, map of locations, and list of food and drink specials for each venue before heading out on your journey! The night ends with complimentary entry at Oak Room Nightclub, which grants you free cover when you present your e-ticket or bandana!
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