This weekend is almost upon us friends and everyone is talking about St. Patrick’s Day. This weekend is all about celebrating the Irish and everything green. So whether you feel like exploring the outdoors or vegging at home, we have much to do, in so little time.
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This Weekend’s Events
March 13: Color Me Green 5k Trail Run, U.S. National Whitewater Center
“Green clouds, green water, and green clothes make the Color Me Green 5K Trail Run. Prepare to dodge or score as much or as little green powder at this 5K trail run. Choose from two divisions (Competitive or Recreation ) and snag an award if you finish as the cleanest or greenest racer. Leprechaun sightings are always possible.” 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28214
March 12 and 13: Lucky Leprechaun Pot of Gold Search at Latta Plantation 7 – 10 pm “In 1785, James Latta left Ireland for the Carolinas – and he didn’t come alone! Follow clues by torchlight as you search for Lucky the Leprechaun and collect gold coins around the historic site. This scavenger hunt will take you to multiple historic, candlelit buildings and through the enchanted forest where you might even meet a fairy! Afterwards, warm up by the fire and enjoy cider, cocoa, and cookies plus live music from Bach to Rock -Huntersville. Children 5 and under free.” 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, NC
March 13: St. Patrick’s Day Live 5K Race (virtual) 10 am, Join iFit Trainer Jonnie Gale for the St. Patrick’s Day 5k! Participate in the race LIVE and receive an exclusive medal.
March 13: Shamrock’N the Village, South Charlotte’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, Noon – 5 pm – Blackfinn Ameripub – Ballantyne, Tickets are $25 and include live music, dj and unlimited samplings from multiple beer vendors! 14825 Ballantyne Village Way #100, Charlotte, NC 28277
March 13: St. Patrick’s Day Crawl, Historic Downtown Monroe, Southern Range Brewing, 2 pm, “Come to Downtown Monroe on Saturday March 13 and celebrate St Patty’s Day with us in Downtown Monroe’s first ever bar crawl!! First stop at Peddlers Paradise to pick up your t-shirt and get your punch card then head to East Frank for your first stop. Then head to participating businesses and end your night at Southern Range where you will turn your card in to win great prizes! It’s going to be an awesome time! We will also have live music from 6-9pm by Randy Franklin and the Sardines!” 151 S. Stewart St Monroe, NC 28110
March 13: Carolina Irish Fest Presents Shenanigans & Shamrocks (virtual), 7:30 pm “Shenanigans & Shamrocks will feature music and dance performances, Irish history, fireside chats, giveaways and much more! The fest will take place on YouTube LIVE. All donations will go towards the building of the Charlotte Irish American Center.”
March 13 – 14: St Paddy’s Daze, Noon-10 pm, Royal Bliss Brewing 7532 Royal Bliss Court, Denver, NC 28037
March 15 – 19: Leprechauns On the Loose, Stallings Municipal Park, “Do you have some extra luck laying around? Because you’re going to need it! There are Leprechauns that will be running loose throughout Stallings Municipal Park. You may find them climbing in trees or even swinging in hammocks! We don’t want to give their secret locations all away. There will be 10 leprechauns that you will search for. 324 Stallings Road, Stalling, NC 28104
Ongoing Events Around Charlotte
Yoga Classes Every Saturday at Lenny Boy Brewing Co. at 10 am. Yoga classes are led by amazing instructors from various studios across Charlotte to provide you with a beginner-friendly vinyasa flow. $5 gets you the class and a 6oz pour of Kombucha. 3000 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28217
Charlotte Regional Farmers Market Tuesday – Saturday 8 am – 5 pm and Sunday Noon – 6 pm, Charlotte, NC
Matthews Farmers Market (ongoing) 8 – 10 am, Matthews, NC
Lead Line Horse Rides at Anne Springs Close Horse Barn, (ages 8 and under), Fort Mill, SC
Smoker Saturdays (ongoing) at the NY Butcher Shoppe, 2 pm, Charlotte, NC
The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Show at Doubletree Suites
One Team Scavenger Hunt Charlotte (virtual), Charlotte, NC, Charlotte SouthPark, 6 pm, Charlotte, NC
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