5 St. Patrick’s Day events in Raleigh

From bagpipe performances to green beer, mark your calendar for these upcoming events.

Bagpipe performers on the sidewalk in from of an Irish pub.

Last year’s bagpipe performance at Hibernian drew a crowd.

Get ready to raise a green beer — St. Patrick’s Day is next Friday, March 17. Break out your shamrock swag for these five upcoming events that are sure to bring you good luck.

  • Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade | Saturday, March 11 | 10 a.m. | Downtown Raleigh | Free | The parade will begin on North Wilmington Street near Freedom Park and end on South Salisbury Street near the Raleigh Convention Center; view the map.
  • St. Patrick’s Day Block Party | Saturday, March 11 | 11 a.m.-2 a.m. | Hibernian Irish Pub & Restaurant, 311 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh | Free | Listen to bagpipes and live music, watch Irish dances, and enjoy cold beer.
  • St. Paddy’s Party | Saturday, March 11 | 2-11 p.m. | Raleigh Beer Garden, 614 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh | Free | Head to this spot after the parade to listen to three bands, hear bagpipers play, and sip on drink specials.
  • St. Patrick’s Day Weekend | Friday, March 17 + Saturday, March 18 | Times vary | Boxcar Bar + Arcade, 330 W. Davie St., Raleigh | Free | Celebrate the Irish with a special cocktail menu, live music, and games.
  • St. Patrick’s Day | Friday, March 17 | 3-11 p.m. | Lonerider Brewery, 8816 Gulf Ct., Ste. 100, Raleigh | Free | Sip on green beer, listen to live music, and enjoy bites from food trucks.
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