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Top St. Paddy’s Events in Charlotte

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One of the best things about St. Patrick’s Day is that you don’t need to be Irish to celebrate. All you need to do is don your best green apparel and down a couple of beers–there will be a permanent smile across your face! We here at UNATION love the sense of camaraderie that St. Paddy’s day brings.

Looking for fun ways to celebrate with your friends or to make hundreds of new friends? Well, it may be the luck of the Irish because we have rounded up our favorite St. Paddy’s events happening this weekend!

We’re not kidding when we say this is the “world’s largest pub crawl.” Rich & Bennett started this pub crawl in 2001 and every year since it’s gotten bigger and bigger. Over 20,000 people from all over the world and the United States will paint the city green on March 16th. It’ll be easy to spot fellow crawlers because all participants will be in matching custom Rich &Bennett t-shirts.

Due to the immense popularity of the pub crawl, Rich & Bennett offer multiple prepay events that allow participants to skip the lines day of and get first dibs on shirt sizes. Can’t make it to one of the events? No worries just have a friend get yours! All you need for prepay is the monetary amount so there’s no limit on the number of shirts you can get!

Event Details
🗓 MAR 16 | 12PM–10PM
📍 Check-in will be held at The Pub Crawl Party Lot (300 N. Brevard St.)
🎟 Starting at $20 | 21+
📸 Rich & Bennett 

In the mood to try something a little more traditional this St. Paddy’s Day? Historic Latta is throwing their 7th Annual Celtic Festival on March 16th & 17th. What can you expect at a traditional Celtic Festival? Great question! Expect to see traditional Irish and Scottish dancing and authentic music as well as beer gardens pouring craft beer and food trucks serving up the best northern cuisine. There will also be warriors in action and historic encampments.

Just a heads up, there are no prepay tickets for the festival. All tickets must be bought the day of!  

Event Details
🗓 MAR 16 & 17 | 10AM–4PM
📍 Historic Latta Plantation
🎟 $10 Adults | FREE for Kids 5 and Under

In the mood to try something a little more traditional this St. Paddy’s Day? Historic Latta is throwing their 7th Annual Celtic Festival on March 16th & 17th. What can you expect at a traditional Celtic Festival? Great question! Expect to see traditional Irish and Scottish dancing and authentic music as well as beer gardens pouring craft beer and food trucks serving up the best northern cuisine. There will also be warriors in action and historic encampments.

Just a heads up, there are no prepay tickets for the festival. All tickets must be bought the day of!  

Event Details
🗓 MAR 16 & 17 | 10AM–4PM
📍 Historic Latta Plantation
🎟 $10 Adults | FREE for Kids 5 and Under

Feeling the need to skip the Uptown crowd? Shamrockin’ South End is a #rocktherailtrail FREE event, which will give you access to some of your favorite South End bars and loads of drink specials. Check-in will be from 1PM–2:30PM at Slate, where you will pick up your St. Patrick’s Day kit and your bandana. The kit will have everything you need to know from lists of bars to places to grab a bite.

The night ends with complimentary access to the Oak Room (must show e-ticket or bandana). So if you’re looking for a less crowded bar crawl this St. Paddy’s Day, we recommend you #rocktherailtrail.

Event Details
🗓 MAR 16 | 1PM–8PM
📍 Slate–Check In
🎟 FREE | 21+

Would you believe us if we told you there was a REAL Irish pub located right in Lake Norman? The Galway Hooker Pub was originally a pub in Ireland but was deconstructed and sent over on a cargo ship to be reconstructed here. From the second you step inside, you immediately feel as if you have traveled to Ireland. 

For over 15 years, the Galway Pub has been throwing a massive TWO-day block party. The block party will feature leprechauns on stilts, games, contests, authentic food, music, and so much more! There is nowhere else you wanna be on St. Paddy’s Day but at the Hooker!

Event Details
🗓 MAR 16 & 17 | SAT 11AM–2AM | SUN 8AM–2AM
📍 Galway Hooker Irish Pub
🎟 FREE | 21+

Not completely sold just yet? Check out these other awesome events we found this weekend!

St. Patrick’s Day at Sycamore!
Get Pinched: St. Paddy’s Party
St. Patrick’s Day: Return of The Emerald Curtain
Spring Craft Crawl
Famous Toastery Shamrock 4 Miler

Just a friendly reminder to stay safe and hydrated this St. Patrick’s Day!

Looking for other St. Paddy’s events or just other events happening this weekend in Charlotte? Head to the UNATION app and website. Also, don’t forget to tag @StufftoDoincCarlotte in your instaworthy pics.

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Chessie Abplanalp

Chessie Abplanalp

Chessie is the City Manager for UNATION and author of the   Stuff to Do in Charlotte blog. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Charlotte area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinCharlotte on Instagram and Facebook.

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