This weekend my top pick is to check out the St. Patrick’s Day festivities in downtown Raleigh on Saturday. The St. Patrick’s Day parade is always a good time and there will be celebrations going on at the many Irish Pubs including multiple performances by the Wake & District Pipe Band. These are my suggestions for a fun St. Patrick’s Day in Raleigh. Erin go bragh!
Saturday March 14th
Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The parade kicks off at 10am, starting at Lane Street and making its way down Wilmington, Fayetteville and Salisbury Streets (parade route). There will also be lots of activities for the kids along with live music and dancing on two stages located in City Plaza and Martin Street (music schedule). For more information visit http://www.raleighstpats.org/entertainment
Hibernian and Napper Tandy’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Celebration along the 300 and 400 blocks of Glenwood Avenue from noon-11 p.m. Free until 4p.m. after that it’s $5. Live music, beer, and great food and local vendors through Shop Local Raleigh.
Tir Na Nog Annual Irish Street & Pub Party
This is an all day celebration along Moore square and Blount Street. The Pub will be open for full Irish breakfast & Bar starting at 9am. There will be tons of great food, beer, and music all day long and well into the night. See the full schedule and music lineup here.