Since most of us can't cut work on Tuesday to sling back some of the fizzy stuff, a handful St. Patrick's Day celebrations beginning this weekend will have to do. Here's our look at a few, take your pick or trust the luck of the Irish and try to hit them all.
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Kick off four days of St. Patrick's Day celebrations at Molly Darcy's with entertainment, including the Charleston Police Pipe Band, the Finbar and Ringo Irish Show, traditional Irish stepdancers, and more.
Register your six-man teams now for human foosball at My Father's Moustache over St. Patrick's Day weekend.
If an all-day party is your style, start the St. Patty's celebrating right with the annual Park Circle St. Patrick's Day Block Party on Saturday. It's the largest event of its kind in the Charleston area, with more than 10,000 people descending on East Montague over the course of the day for family-friendly live music, vendors, and events planned all day.
You may have heard that Sullivan's Island scaled things back a bit this year, but that doesn't mean there's no fun to be had on S.I. this St. Patrick's. On Saturday, meet at J. Marshall Stith Park for a family-friendly, alcohol-free party, with live music, contests, Irish dancers, and other family fun.
Start at King St. Public House at noon for an all-day King St. bar crawl.
Didn't get enough at the block party on Saturday? Well lucky for you, you can grab your paddleboard and head out to Folly for the Shamrock SUP Race. Registration begins at 8 a.m., $45 gets you a spot in either the 5K or 10K race, so bring your big-league paddling skills.
It's the big day. Get up early and head over to St. Patrick's Catholic Church at 8 a.m. for mass.
Just follow the sound of the bagpipes to St. Patrick's Catholic Church on Tuesday for the official Charleston St. Patrick's Day Parade. The parade begins from Radcliffe Street by 9 a.m., then over to City Hall for the official flag raising at 11:30 a.m.
Stop by the Circular Congregational Church at 4 p.m. for live Celtic music from Na Fidleiri and the Taylor Festival Choir's new eight-voice ensemble Seomra TFC.