Over 60,000 spectators watched Charlotte’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade last year as it marched through Charlotte. Between the bag pipes and the cheers of the spectators lining the streets along with the flags, floats, kids, and pipe band music, everyone was happy to be Irish for a day. This year, the 16th Annual Parade promises to be even bigger and better! Get out of your apartment in Charlotte and join the festivities.
This year’s parade Grand Marshal will be Bill Duffy, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for Bobcat Sports & Entertainment.
The Charlotte Goes Green Festival, on S. Tryon St. between 1st St & 3rd is from 10am – 6:30pm and features Irish music, Irish dancers, bagpipers, food, vendors and plenty of beverages. There is no admission fee to attend.
Enjoy Irish music, performances by Irish dancers, the Celtic Kids Zone, and have lots to eat while perusing the great Irish/Celtic vendors that attend the festival from around the U.S. It is expected that the 2012 Charlotte Goes Green Festival will be the biggest and most attended yet.