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Shamrock your way to these St. Patrick’s Day celebrations

From bagpipe performances to green beer, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with 12 local holiday happenings around the City of Oaks.

People + bagpipers line the streets for a St. Patrick's Day celebration in front of an Irish restaurant.

Hibernian’s downtown block party will have you seeing green.

Photo by RALtoday

Get ready to hoist a Guinness — St. Patrick’s Day is Sunday, March 17, and Raleigh is going green. From bagpipe performances to green beer, these 12 events around the City of Oaks are sure to bring you the luck of the Irish.

Friday, March 15

  • St. Patrick’s Weekend | Friday, March 15-Sunday, March 17 | Times vary | Boxcar Bar + Arcade, 330 W. Davie St., Raleigh | Free | All weekend long, sip on green beer + other drink specials, jam out to party tunes, and play arcade games.

Saturday, March 16

  • Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade | Saturday, March 16 | 10 a.m. | Starts at the State Capitol Building, Raleigh | Free | Watch downtown come alive with Irish tradition as the streets fill with dancers, marching bands, skaters, dogs, and more — head to an after party at Hibernian Pub.
  • Flying Saucer St. Patrick’s Party Weekend | Saturday, March 16-Sunday, March 17 | Times vary | Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, 328 W. Morgan St., Raleigh | Free | Enjoy music and specials on banger plates, Irish mules, Carolina Shamrock Ales, and more.
  • Downtown Raleigh St. Paddy’s Block Party | Saturday, March 16 | 12 p.m. | Hibernian Pub, 311 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh | Free | Craic awaits with DJ sets, live music, Irish dancers, bagpipers, and delicious Irish fare.
  • St. Patrick’s Day Block Party | Saturday, March 16-Sunday, March 17 | Time varies | Milk Bar, 1220, 410 Glenwood Ave., Ste. 101, Raleigh | Pricing varies | This two-day block party features eight performances on the big stage.
  • Tap Yard’s ShamROCKIN’ St. Paddy’s Party | Saturday, March 16 | 12 p.m. | Tap Yard Raleigh, 1610 Automotive Way, Raleigh | Free | Green beer will be flowing all day and music from Vertigo will keep the party going into the night starting at 8 p.m.
Two men wearing kilts, playing bagpipes outside at a brewery.

Pro tip: Order oyster tickets before the Shamrock Shuck.

Photo provided by Oak City Brewing

  • Shamrocks & Shenanigans | Saturday, March 16 | 12-7 p.m. | Sports & Social Cary, 301 Fenton Gateway Dr., Cary | $10 | This St. Patrick’s Day-themed bar crawl will feature music by Eireann’s Call, live entertainment, games, giveaways, and of course, green beer.
  • Shamrock Shuck | Saturday, March 16 | 12-8 p.m. | Oak City Brewing Company, 616 N. First Ave., Knightdale | Free | Shuck oysters, listen to bagpipes + live music, sip on green draft brews, and grab a snack from a food truck.

Sunday, March 17

  • TrunkShow Vintage St. Patty’s Market | Sunday, March 17 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | TrunkShow, 1526 Wake Forest Rd., Raleigh | Free | Join this sidewalk sale with 15 bonus vintage and handmade vendors, along with beer, special baked goods, and holiday fun.
  • St. Patrick’s Day at O’Malley’s | Sunday, March 17 | 11 a.m. | O’Malley’s Pub & Restaurant, 5228 Hollyridge Dr., Raleigh | Free | Show up to the main event for green beer, live music, giveaways, and more.
  • St. Patrick’s Day Beer Mile | Sunday, March 17 | 2-5 p.m. | R&D Brewing — Seven Saturdays Taproom, 1399 Capital Blvd., Raleigh | $15 | Join this fun run with Fleet Feet to complete the mile course while enjoying ice-cold brews.
  • 2024 Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl | Sunday, March 17 | 2-9 p.m. | Alchemy, 606 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh | $12-$60 | Don your greenest fit to leap from bar to bar with your crew — downtown spots include Whiskey Rose Nightclub, Milk Bar, Split Nightclub, and many more.

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