Don't know what you're doing for St. Patrick's Day yet? Check out our big ol' list of St. Patrick's Day events happening around the Q.C. Cheers!
Friday, March 15
St. Patrick's Day at RiRa Drink specials ($2 Bud/Bud Light, $3 pints of Heineken, $5 Jager bombs) and live music by Chip McGuire. March 15, 10:30 p.m. RiRa, 208 N. Tryon St. 704-333-5554. www.rira.com/charlotte/.
St. Patrick's Day Kick Off Celebration The party includes $3 beers, $5 wines, $5 "Shamrock Tito" martinis and a menu with $5 bar bites. Free admission. March 15, 5 p.m.-12 a.m. AZN Azian Cuisine, 4620 Piedmont Row Drive. 980-819-9189. www.aznrestaurant.com.
BLT Steak Irish Dinner St. Patrick's Day themed five-course dinner prepared by Chef Ben Miles and paired with whiskey flights. The Irish Dinner will be held in BLT Steak Charlotte's private dining room. $75 per person (plus tax and gratuity) for dinner; Irish Whiskey pairings available for an additional $25. For more information on the Irish Dinner and to make reservations, call 704-972-4380 or visit e2hospitality.com/blt-steak-charlotte. BLT Steak Charlotte, 110 N. College St.
Saturday, March 16
Charlotte Goes Green and St. Patrick's Day Parade When the Charlotte Goes Green Festival and St. Patrick's Day Parade take over Uptown Charlotte, festival goers in green bombard the streets for Irish-themed music (Federal Clan Kings and Thistledown Tinkers are some performers in this year's lineup), dancing and drinking. Due to increasingly large crowds, this year's parade is expanding the route. Bring your lucky charms, because U.S. Airways will also be there to give away a free, no-gimmicks trip to Ireland. Free admission. March 16, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. The festival is held along Tryon Street (First Street to Third Street). The parade kicks off at 11 a.m. and marches south on Tryon Street to Third Street before taking a left on Caldwell Street. For more information on the festival and parade, visit www.charlottestpatsday.com.
Rich & Bennet's 13th Annual St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl Includes access to more than 30 different Uptown bars, in addition to drink specials, a koozie and a t-shirt. $20-$30. March 16, 12 p.m. Check-in at Dixie's Tavern, 301 E. 7th St. www.rockhouseevents.com.
5th Annual Epicentre Green Party Crawl wristbands get you into all bars for free until 11 p.m. Drink specials include $3 "green" Bud Light aluminum bottles. March 16, 5 p.m. Pavilion at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St. www.pavilionatepicentre.com.
Green River Revival U.S. National Whitewater Center dyes its river green for the third annual St. Patrick's Day celebration, Green River Revival. The events include: Color Me Green 5K at 9 a.m.; cornhole tournament and acoustic music by Mike Strauss at 10:30 a.m.; whitewater rapids turn green with live music by the Tim Reynolds and TR3 at 1 p.m.; Mike Strauss at 4 p.m. Free admission. March 16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 White water Center Parkway. 704-391-3900. www.usnwc.org.
St. Patrick's Day Block Party Held along the corner of 7th Street and North Caswell Street at Jackalope Jacks, Kennedy's Premium Bar & Grill and the Philosopher's Stone. Featuring live music, cornhole and drink specials (including $5 Irish carbombs, $2 PBR's, $5 Guinness black lager).
St. Patrick's Day at RiRa Irish Dancers and Pipes & Drums during the day and traditional Irish session at 7 p.m., drink specials ($2 Miller Lite's, $2 Coors Light, $2 PBR, $3 pints of Heineken & $5 jagerbombs). EPL soccer Sand Six Nations Rugby broadcast. Music by Crashbox and DJ Arod at 10 p.m. March 16. RiRa, 208 N Tryon St. 704-333-5554. www.rira.com/charlotte/.
Shamrock and Roll KIT and DJ JX 4000 performing live. Special celebrity guest to lead Harlem Shake for the Guinness Book of World Records. March 16, 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Dixie's Tavern, 301 E. 7th St. 704-374-1700. www.dixiescharlotte.com.
St. Patrick's Day Celebration at Connolly's The pints will be flowin' and there will be traditional Irish food, music and dancers, in addition 6 Nations Rugby Live. March 16, 8 a.m.-2 a.m. Connolly's Irish Pub, 115 E. 5th St. 704-358-9070. www.connollysirishpub.com.
St. Patty's Day Party Olde Mecklenburg Brewery celebrates St. Patrick's Day with traditional Irish food, $3 pints and live music from 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Wear green to be entered into a raffle with prizes. March 16. Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, 215 Southside Drive. 704-525-5644. www.oldemeckbrew.com.
O'Chuckleheads St. Patrick's Day Eve Comedy Improv Extravaganza The show will feature improv comedy games (similar to Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Improv-a-ganza, and the Second City,) musical games/activities, game show elements, and the heavy-duty audience participation. For more information or to purchase advance tickets, visit www.planetimprov.com and/or contact Scott Pacitti at 704-301-1564 or email, email@example.com. $10. March 16, 8 p.m. Ballantyne Art Center, 11318 N. Community House Road, Suite 303.
St. Patrick's Day Spring Fling The restaurant goes green with corned beef and cabbage, red potatoes, Guinness drink specials, "green" beer, and live music from Edge of Town. There will also be a parade, family activities and 5K run. March 16, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Beef O'Brady's, 940 Market St., Suite 110, Fort Mill. 803-548-7878. www.beefobradys.com.
A Very Simplified St. Patty's Day Live music from Simplified and drink specials ($5 Irish Whiskey, $3 Irish beer, $5 Irish carbombs). Hosted by Rozar from 106.5, The End. March 16. The Saloon, 900 N.C. Music Factory Blvd. 704-716-2327. www.thesalooncharlotte.com.
St. Patrick's Day at Galway Hooker The two-day party features live music, bag pipers and Irish dancers, a DJ, drink specials, games, raffles and more. March 16-17, 11 a.m. 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. 704-895-1782. www.galwayhookerpub.com.
Mortimer's 3rd Anniversary & St. Patty's Day Bash The party, celebrating Mortimer's third anniversary and St. Patrick's Day will feature drink specials (including $5 Guinness drafts and Jameson Irish Whiskey). Mortimer's, 210 E. Trade St. 704-688-0366. www.mortimerspub.com.
St. Patrick's Day Bass Massacre Featuring Plump DJs, Aaron Sigmon, VB, Ceefour, DJ 1up, Kaotika,Tom Boothe, Krazy Kris and Daydream. Presented by Top Down Productions. $10-$15. March 16, 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Dharma Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St., Suite 105. 704-334-8336. www.dharmacharlotte.com.
Celtic Music Night Live music from Irish Temperance and the Highland Pipes. There will also be a raffle, activities for children and adults, and food from The Scottish Cottage and a beer from Olde Mecklenburg Brewery available for purchase. $10. March 16, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-2312. www.lattaplantation.org.
Latta Celtic Festival Celebrate St. Patrick's Day while learning about the Celtic people throughout history. The festival features live music from Irish Temperance, The Highland Pipes, and The Fairly Oddfellows, as well as performances by the Charlotte Scottish Country Dancing Society, and Celtic reenactments. There will also be Celtic vendors, food from The Scottish Cottage, and beer from Olde Mecklenburg Brewery available for purchase. $5-$10; Free for children 5 years old and under. March 16-17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-2312. www.lattaplantation.org.
Sunday, March 17
St. Patrick's Day on Main The 5th annual festival, held on East Main Street in Rock Hill, will feature live Irish music, Irish dancers, Irish/Celtic vendors, a kids zone, and food & beverages for sale. March 17, 4:30-9:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.onlyinoldtown.com.
St. Patrick's Day at RiRa Irish Dancers and Pipes & Drums during the day and traditional Irish session with Acme Celi at 3 p.m., drink specials ($4 20 ounce pints of Guinness & $5 Bloody Marys, $5 mimosas). EPL soccer and open mic. March 17. RiRa, 208 N Tryon St. 704-333-5554. www.rira.com/charlotte/.
St. Patrick's Day at Galway Hooker The two-day party features live music, bag pipers and Irish dancers, a DJ, drink specials, games, raffles and more. March 17, 11 a.m. 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. 704-895-1782. www.galwayhookerpub.com.
Latta Celtic Festival Celebrate St. Patrick's Day while learning about the Celtic people throughout history. The festival features live music from Irish Temperance, The Highland Pipes, and The Fairly Oddfellows, as well as performances by the Charlotte Scottish Country Dancing Society, and Celtic reenactments. There will also be Celtic vendors, food from The Scottish Cottage, and beer from Olde Mecklenburg Brewery available for purchase. $5-$10; Free for children 5 years old and under. March 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-2312. www.lattaplantation.org.