St. Patrick’s Day will be celebrated in Charlotte with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the Charlotte Goes Green Festival on Saturday, March 17th, 2018.
Charlotte Patrick’s Day Parade
The parade, featuring neighborhood associations, schools, alumni groups, cheerleading and drill teams, international organizations, police, fire, elected officials and commercial businesses, will step off at Tryon & 9th Street at 11 a.m. It then marches south to 3rd Street where it takes a left and marches down 3rd St. to Caldwell.
Last year over 80,000 spectators watched the parade.
This year’s parade will have over 125 entries that include floats, pipe & drum bands, Irish dancers, musical groups, dancers, lots of dogs, horses, leprechauns and lots of creative marching groups.
Charlotte Goes Green Festival
The Charlotte Goes Green / St. Patrick’s Day Festival will be held on Saturday March 17, 2018 in Uptown Charlotte on S. Tryon Street from 3rd to Stonewall St. from 10:00am-6:00pm.
The Festival will feature and dancing Irish music. Check back soon for more information.
Check back soon for the stage schedule.
There will be over 60 vendors that include Irish & Celtic items plus lots of unique arts & crafts & plenty of food & beverages. Kids can enjoy the Celtic Kid’s Zone Eurobungy for the kids. There is no admission charge to the event.
Parking information: Parking is prohibited on Tryon Street before and immediately after the parade.
There is a parking deck at the Wells Fargo Atrium & Plaza. The entrance is on Martin Luther King Jr. Street between College & S. Tryon St. There is additional parking at 3 Wells Fargo and The Green parking deck (entrance on College St.), the Duke Energy Building (550 S. Tryon St.) and various public lots on the east side of Tryon St.
Here’s a parking map.
Regarding alcohol: Bracelets are required for buying alcoholic beverages. You will have to show proof of legal drinking age (21) at the ticket booth in order to receive a bracelet. There is no charge for the bracelet.
Alcohol is allowed only within the marked festival area. The festival area will be clearly marked. No alcoholic beverages are allowed to be brought into the festival area. You will be required to dispose of it before entering the festival area.