Yeah, St. Patrick's Day isn't until Tuesday, but there are plenty of events going on this weekend for anyone looking to get an early start — or for those not too keen on getting shwasted on a weeknight. Earlier this week we posted a long list of St. Patrick's Day parties around Charleston — here's an updated list of Saturday's events, starting with our favorites.
St. Paddy’s Day Block Party — This North Charleston block party features live music from Joyride, trivia, giveaways, jump castles, a mechanical bull, and a parade. Should be great for families as well as those looking to celebrate with a big crowd. 1-7 p.m.
Folly Beach Pub Crawl and Irish Fair — We had a lot of fun at this event last year, which features drink specials and general revelry at the bars along Center Street. Green jello shots, green beer, and Irish food galore, plus bagpipers, a dunk tank, prizes, and more. 12-6 p.m.
St. Pat’s Block Party on I’On Square — Another block party, for the Mt. Pleasant set. Celebrate inside, outside, and streetside at beautiful I’On. Featuring live music with Funhouse, $2 beer, and traditional food. 3-7 p.m.
Walter McDonough at Dunleavy’s Pub — Dunleavy's Pub out on Sullivan's Island is one of the most Irish places around Charleston, and it's party central on St. Patty's Day. Irish singer-songwriter/guitarist Walter McDonough will be playing melodic folk and Irish tunes during the afternoon and evening block party.
And here are a few other events: