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Celebrate your Irishness around Lake Norman this weekend

Be sure to catch the Connick Reid Academy Irish dancers this weekend. March 16 at Birkdale Village (6:15 pm) and March 17 at Harp & Crown (11:45 am). Photo by Jason Benavides

March 15. By Jason Benavides. Get your green on and head out to some of the best St. Patrick’s Day events around Lake Norman. Enjoy Irish fare, have a pint and celebrate Irish tradition. Possible inclement weather could impact some venues and performance times.

Birkdale Village: Luck of the Village

Birkdale Commons Pkwy & Sam Furr Rd., Huntersville. (704) 895-8744 

March 16 (Date change), 6-9 pm | Enjoy an evening full of live music and Irish dancing from Connick Reid Academy. Featured beer will be from Lost Worlds Brewing and Royal Bliss Brewing and Liquor drinks will be provided by Red Rocks Café. State Fair Mini Donuts will also be available for a yummy green treat. Check Birkdale Village website for updated performance times.

Cedar Grove and Hugh Torance House and Store

8231 Gilead Rd, Huntersville. (704) 920-9931 

March 18, 2-5:30 pm | The Irish Connection will feature Irish dancing from Connick Reid Academy, music, and the real history behind the 18th Scots-Irish immigration that brought Hugh Torance and his brothers and thousands of others to America.

2022 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Harp & Crown / Photo by Jason Benavides

Harp & Crown

19930 W Catawba Ave. Suite 130, Cornelius. (704) 892-9641

March 17, 10 am-Close | St. Patrick’s Day

Spend the day with Lake Norman’s only proper pub. Featuring Irish dancers, bagpipes, food and drink specials and giveaways.

Jack’s Corner Tap

8301-1 Magnolia Estates Dr., Cornelius. (704) 892-4433

March 17, 8 am-Close | Irish Fare will be served all day starting with an Irish Breakfast from 8 -11 am and traditional Fish & Chips and Corned Beef & Cabbage from 11 am-10 pm. A variety of drink specials will be served with March Madness on every TV. Live music starts at 2 pm with DJ Bob and at 7 pm Kids in America perform.

Lake Norman Brewery

1753 Triangle Circle, Denver. (980) 525-5562

March 17 – 18 |  The weekend long celebration will feature green beer, food trucks the Brews n Cruise Car Show and music from Pursey Kerns and Dry Pond Groove.

Lake Norman Social District: Weekend Block Party

March 17, 3 pm-Midnight; March 18, 12 pm-Midnight

Head to downtown Cornelius and stroll through the Lake Norman Social District with specially designed cups while enjoying green beer, music, food trucks and more at this 2-day event. Thigs Cocktail Bar, Old Town Public House and the Cain Center for the Arts make up the Social District.

The Royal Academy of Irish Dance will perform live on WCCB Charlotte’s morning show on March 17 and at OTPH on March 18 (3:30 pm). Photo @royalacademyid

• Thigs Cocktail Bar | T-shirts & hats will be given to the first 100 guests on Friday and another 100 on Saturday. The social district pouches are back with a slushy cocktail and Jell-O shots. Friday features music by Brian English while Saturday features Jeremy Mohr and DJ Honeybear to close out the night

• Old Town Public House | Enjoy outdoor games and a Luck of the Artist Vendor Village on the larger, double-tier patio area. Catch The Royal Academy of Irish Dance perform at 3:30 pm. Weekend music includes Kris Atom and the Kevin and Sean Band on Friday and Brent Cates Duo, Stormin’ Norman Band and Bullfrog Moon on Saturday.

Lost Worlds Brewing Company

9700-D One Norman Blvd, Cornelius. (980) 689-2467

March 17, Noon-close | Enjoy a Shilelalagh Irish Ale or beer of your choice in a special shamrock pint glass while they last, $5. Live music includes Steve Brown Acoustics and Irish drinking songs plus Flipside takes the stage at 6 pm. From 4-9 pm Muchachos Tacos and Rowdy Dogs food trucks will be on site.

Downtown Mooresville:  Shamrocks & Shenanigans

Main & Broad St. between Center and Moore Ave.

March 18, 3-8 pm | Kick off the day with a 5k then hang around downtown  for the festival and bar crawl featuring Irish dancers from Connick Reid Academy, pipe bands, food trucks, beer, wine and loads more. Tickets required for the Bar Crawl portion of the event.

Port City Club

18665 Harborside Dr., Cornelius. (704) 765-1565

March 17, 11:30 am – 10 pm | Enjoy the luck o’ the Irish lake-front festivities with Irish-themed food & drink specials. Entertainment includes Celtic band with bagpiper from 8-9 pm and a DJ from 7-11 pm. No cover, reservations are suggested.

Green Lawn Boy lager at Primal Brewery

Primal Brewery: St. Patrick’s 3-Day Celebration

16432 Old Statesville Rd., Huntersville. (704) 947-2920

March 17-19 | Primal will be serving green Lawn Boy lager all weekend with a variety of live music including Caroline Ridgeline, Lukas Delgra and much more. Too Cheesy, Big City Bites and the Butcher Grill food trucks will be on site (check online for schedule) with games and chances to win prizes.

Royal Bliss Brewing Company

7532 Royal Bliss Court, Denver. (704) 951-8388

March 17-18 | An Irish menu will be available all weekend including Spicy Corned Beef Tacos, Reuben “Nachos’ and Pot ‘O Gold Popcorn Bites. Music lineup includes Karl Stolz, Rusty Barkley & Friends and more. All day Saturday take part in festive games and chances to win prizes. Don’t miss the premier of the frosty, green Royal Slushie made from Grand Jester Hard Cider.