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Green Daze: Ways to celebrate your Irishness around Lake Norman

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

March 8. 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. 

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 from the Loch Norman Pipe Band and The Hitmen. Irish dancing from The Connick Reid Academy will begin at 6:15 pm. 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.

Tartan Terrors perform at the Cain Center for the Arts on March 11

Cain Center for the Arts: Tartan Terrors

21348 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. (980) 689-3101 

March 11, Doors open 6:30 pm, Show starts 8:30 pm. | Kick off the St. Patrick’s celebrations with the Tartan Terrors and their Celtic Invasion. The performance blends the energy of a rock show with humor and stepdance. Tickets are available from $35-$50.

Cedar Grove and Hugh Torance House and Store

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

March 18, 2-5:30 pm | The Irish Connetion 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.

Harp & Crown

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

March 11, 10 am-Close | St. Practice Day

Practice makes perfect even for the big day celebration on March 17th. Food and drinks specials with all that St. Patrick’s Day energy. Start the day with Charlotte FC vs. Atlanta at noon and then The Royal Academy of Irish Dance perform at 3 pm. 

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

• The Royal Academy of Irish Dance will perform live on WCCB Charlotte’s morning show on March 17.

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.

• 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 Royal Slushie Machine churning out boozy Green Seltzer Slushies all weekend!

U.S. National Whitewater Center: Green River Revival & 5K

5000 Whitewater Center Parkway, Charlotte. (704) 391-3900

March 11, 9 am-4:30 pm | The Whitewater Center’s resident leprechaun transforms the river green for St Patrick’s Day. Start the day with The Color Me Green 5K Run beginning at 9 am and then try rafting down the river and listening to live music. 5K registration ends March 8.