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Green with Envy: Don’t miss out on these ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

Tiffany behind bar at the Harp and Crown St Patrick’s Day Celebration 2023 / Photo by Jason Benavides

Birkdale Village

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

March 16, 5-8 pm | Luck of the Village

Enjoy an evening full of live music kicking off with the Loch Norman Pipe Band and ending the night with The Hit Men Party Band of Charlotte. The Connick-Reid Academy of Irish Dance will also take the stage with a special traditional performance.

BoatYard Lake Norman

18418 Statesville Rd., Cornelius. (704) 997-6069

March 15, 8:30 pm | Trae Pierce & The T-Stones

March 16, 8:30 pm | Rattle & Hum

March 17 , 4 pm | The Muckers

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Weekend with Irish food, drink specials and of course live music. Click here for show tickets.

Cain Center For The Arts

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

March 15, Doors open 7 pm | Socks in the Frying Pan

Socks in the Frying Pan are a multi-award-winning trio from County Clare on the West coast of Ireland, the universal hub of Irish traditional music. Tickets are $25-45.

Davidson Town Green

119 S. Main Street, Davidson. (704) 892-7591

March 16, 11 am- 2 pm | Shamrock Stroll & Festival

Take a Shamrock Stroll down Main Street dressed up in green attire and collect festive treasures from local businesses. Later enjoy a day filled with music, food trucks, themed crafts, and games suitable for all ages. The event is presented by Senior Community Connections. Activities require a wristband for $15.

Dive Bar Cornelius

20910 Torrence Chapel Rd D7, ​Cornelius

March 15-17, All day | St. Patrick’s Dive Weekend

A three day bash with a live DJ on Saturday at 9 pm. $5 Guinness and green beer (Dive Beer Lite) plus $1-off Jameson,

Downtown Mooresville Shamrocks & Shenanigans

Main & Broad St. between Center and Moore Ave.

March 16, 3-8 pm | Festival and Bar Crawl

Festivities include Irish Dancers, Pipe Bands, Acrofitness, Food Trucks, Adult Beverages and more. The Bar Crawl portion requires a $30 ticket and includes festive tastings plus a St. Patrick’s Day scarf, lanyard, & pin.

Ed’s Tavern LKN

17044 Kenton Dr. Cornelius. (704) 997-6058 

March 15-17, All day | St. Patrick’s Weekend Celebration

Guinness on draft and drink specials will be available all weekend as well as prizes and giveaways. Don’t miss the limited brunch menu on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am-2 pm.

Harp and Crown

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

March 16 & 17, All day | St. Patrick’s Celebration Weekend

This Lake Norman pub will be pouring the most proper of pints all weekend. You can also expect Irish dancers, bagpipes, food and drink specials and giveaways.

Royal Academy of Irish Dance will perform at Eleven Lakes Brewing on March 17 from 4-5pm

Hugh Torance House and Store

8229 Gilead Rd, Huntersville. (704) 920-9931

March 16, 2-5 pm | HEARTS Irish Connection

Dig deep into the historic Irish roots of Hugh Torance and those before him who settled in this region. Traditional Irish music by Shamrocks in the Wind and Irish dance by the Connick-Reid Academy of Irish Dance.

Jack’s Corner Tap

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

March 16, 8 am-Close; March 17, 9 am-Close

Irish Fare will be served along with giveaways and entertainment on both days. A variety of drink specials will be offered. Enjoy the 80s-90s rock from Kids in America when they hit the stage Saturday at 8 pm and Adam Church will perform Sunday from 1-4 pm.

LKN Brewery

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

March 16-17, all day | St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

On Saturday March 16, lace up your sneakers for the St. Paddy’s LKN Brewery Run Club’s 5K run. Check in at 8:30 am and click here to register and sign the required waiver. Wear your green all weekend or snag a limited-edition St. Paddy’s Day t-shirt and enjoy drink specials, delicious bites, axe throwing, Irish dancers and local vendors. Plus, help spread the luck of the Irish with a Cool Kids fundraiser!

Lake Norman Social District Weekend Block Party         

Downtown Cornelius

March 16, 3 pm – midnight

March 17, 12-10 pm 

Enjoy live music, food trucks and the Luck of the Artist Vendor Village along the block between Thigs Cocktail Bar & Old Town Public House.

Lost Worlds Brewing Company

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

March 16, 9 am – 11 pm | St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and 5K

Lost Worlds’ taproom opens early at 9 am with Willow Wood Coffee and pastries onsite to kick-start the day. Then at 10 am the inaugural Shillelagh Shuffle 5K in partnership with the Lake Norman YMCA begins. Register here for the 5K.

Enjoy a Shillelagh Irish Ale or beer of your choice in a special St. Paddy’s Day pint glass and a special cask that won’t last long! Live music kicks off with a DJ in the biergarten and later Heidi Sidelinker. Food trucks include Seasoned with Love and McCann’s Place.

Music at St. Alban’s

301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson. (704)892-0173

March 17, 3pm | Celtic ensemble Poisoned Dwarf

The St. Patrick’s Day event starts with a preconcert talk at 2 in the sanctuary. Tickets are $20 each, $15 for seniors.

Neoteric Brewing

14220 Oakhill Park Lane, Huntersville. (704) 727-0051

March 15-17, All day | St. Patrick’s Weekend

Step into the decorated taproom and enjoy a green beer along with giveaways and prizes. It’s also the return of Dawn of the Red Irish Red Ale. Friday features live music from Remington Cartee and Brian English on Saturday. Food trucks will be on site Friday and Saturday.

Primal Brewery

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

March 15-17 | St. Patrick’s 3-Day Celebration

Primal will be serving green Lawn Boy lager and green Mojito Hard Seltzer all weekend with a variety of live music including Crystal Fountains, Charles Walker and more. Take part in the scavenger hunt, win raffle prizes or explore the local market. Food trucks will be onsite all weekend with special St. Patty’s food catered from the Belmont location on Sunday!

Royal Bliss Royal Slushies

Royal Bliss Brewing Co.

7532 Royal Bliss Court, Denver. 

March 16-17, all day | St. Patrick’s Shenanigans

Return of the green Royal Slushies for St. Patrick’s weekend and introducing top shelf, craft cocktails. Bobby’s Irish food featured on the menu Saturday and Sunday plus live music, games & more!

U.S. National Whitewater Center

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

March 16, 9 am- 4:30 pm | Green River Revival and 5K

Start the day with the Color Me Green 5K Trail Run before rafting down the river and listening to live music. Watch as the Whitewater Center’s resident leprechaun transforms the river green for St Patrick’s Day.

760 Craft Works

100 Gilead Road, Huntersville. (704) 274-5216

March 15-17, All day | St. Patrick’s Celebration Weekend

Enjoy a fun and green drink all weekend long brewed by 760. Be sure to catch the Connick-Reid Academy of Irish Dance on Saturday and Irish artist/musician Kevin Dean on Sunday. Lucky Clover Food Truck will feature a special menu on Sunday including Shepherd’s Pie, Bangers and Mash and more!

Connick-Reid Academy of Irish Dance at Luck of the Village 2023 / Photo by Jason Benavides

Connick-Reid Academy of Irish Dance

Where to catch the Irish dancers this weekend. Lake Norman performances in bold.

Saturday, March 16

• Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day parade (Uptown Charlotte): parade starts at 11 am and dancers will be performing on the festival stage afterwards from 2:30 pm-3 pm

• Workman’s Friend (Plaza Midwood Charlotte): 11:30am and 12:30pm

• Dandelion Market (Uptown Charlotte): 11:30am and 12:30pm

• Connolly’s on Fifth (Uptown Charlotte): 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm

• Great Wagon Road Distilling Company (Waxhaw): 2pm

• Great Wagon Road Distilling Company (Charlotte): 3pm

• Resident Culture Brewery South End (Charlotte): 3pm

• Shamrocks and Shenanigans (Mooresville): 3pm and 5pm

• Spring Fling at Baxter Village (Fort Mill): 3:30pm

• Tyber Creek (Charlotte): 3:30pm and 4:30pm

• 760 Craft Works (Huntersville): 4pm

• Luck of the Village at Birkdale Village (Huntersville): 5:10pm

• 26 Acres Brewing Company (Concord): 5:30pm

• Jekyll & Hyde (Belmont): 6pm

• Jekyll & Hyde (Matthews): 6pm

• Flock (Mooresville): 6:30pm and 7:30pm

• BrickTree Brewing (Lincolnton): 6:45pm and 7:30pm

Sunday, March 17

• Workman’s Friend (Plaza Midwood Charlotte): 11:30am and 12:30pm

• Gaelic Alley (Kannapolis): 12pm

• Connolly’s on Fifth (Uptown Charlotte): 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm

• Lake Norman Brewery (Denver): 1pm

• Great Wagon Road Distilling Company (Waxhaw): 2pm

• Tyber Creek (Charlotte): 2pm and 3pm

• Jekyll and Hyde (Belmont): 2pm

• Great Wagon Road Distilling Company (Charlotte): 3pm

• Hoptown Brewing Company (Mooresville): 4pm

• Cornelius Drafthouse (Cornelius): 4pm

• RiRa (Uptown Charlotte): 4:30pm

Scenes from St. Patrick’s Day 2023 | Photos by Jason Benavides

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