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St. Patrick's Day is a great day to celebrate with friends, family and neighbors in the spirit of St. Patrick. Charleston has a great history intertwined with Irish influence, with one of the most notable organizations and buildings to come from that being the Hibernian Society and Hibernian Hall. The Hibernian Society was an Irish benevolent organization formed in 1801, with Hibernian Hall being built for its meetings in 1840. You will find Hibernian Hall located at 105 Meeting Street, adjacent to the Mills House Inn and a stone’s throw to Washington Park and the Four Corners of the Law. It is most noticeable by its 6 stately columns, Greek Revival architecture and beautiful Irish Harp above the front door. Today Hibernian Hall serves as a central spot for downtown Charleston’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations and other events.

A short 5 -10 minute stroll away is another fun Irish memorial to discover dedicated by the City of Charleston. The memorial is a 24 x 30 foot granite carved map of Ireland, located at the end of Charlotte Street on the waterfront (if you are on Charlotte Street, head towards the harbor). It was funded by Charleston’s Irish community with over $450,000 dollars raised for its construction. Now that’s a lot of $ shamrocks $!

Residents and Visitors to Charleston alike will enjoy the celebrations, performances and fun races celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Charleston and surrounding cities. Before you head out grab a "Guinness for Strength", bangers and mash, fish and chips at the Cod Father (technically English, but they are too good not to mention :-), or test your chef skills and make some Corned Beef and Cabbage at home! Here’s some of the best places to partake in the fun, so grab your green gear, find a four leaf shamrock for luck, and look out for Leprechauns!

Quick glance of St. Patrick’s Day fun in Summerville, Mt. Pleasant, Downtown Charleston, Folly Beach and Sullivan’s Island.

Downtown Charleston

Charleston St. Patrick’s Day Parade - Welcome to South Carolina’s biggest and best St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Charleston, SC Saturday, March 16th, 2019. The Charleston St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, invites you to join us and celebrate the holy day in the traditional manner with a celebratory Mass at 8:00 AM at St. Patrick’s Church. At 10:00 AM, The Charleston St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicks off with its thousands of participants and watchers at King and Radcliffe Streets. The Parade proceeds down King to Broad with the conclusion at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Charleston’s Irish step dancers, fiddlers, fire trucks, military units, bands and local pro team mascots.

Charleston Music Hall – Dublin’s Irish Tenors and The Celtic Ladies – Wednesday March 13th, 2019. Audiences are loving Dublin's Irish Tenors and the Celtic Ladies from start to finish. With wonderful harmonies and lifting melodies, listen in amazement as these talented singers take you on a breathtaking musical journey covering Irish Classics, Opera, Pop and Jazz Standards.

 

Summerville

Shamrock Shuffle 10K - The Shamrock Shuffle has been a hometown favorite for over twenty years. This festive run “paints” the historic town of Summerville green while raising funds to support health and wellness programs at the Y

St. Patrick’s Day Summerville Goat Yoga at Flowertown Charm Mini-Farm - Wear green, bring a lad, and see some goat shenanigans! NAAAAAAAMASTE!

Welcome to Summerville Goat Yoga at Flowertown Charm! We were the first to bring GOAT YOGA here to the Lowcountry, so you've "GOAT" to take a class with us! Goat Yoga is a casual and gentle yoga class, with goats! Perfect for those new to yoga, pro yogis, or those who just want to snuggle with silly goats! So basically everyone!

O’Lacy’s Pub – A local favorite located at 139 Central Avenue (Short Central), Summerville, SC 29483. Dive bar with good people, good prices, and live music. Leave your apprehensions at the door, have fun.

 

Mt. Pleasant

Catch the Leprechaun 5K - Celebrate St Patrick's Day at the Catch the Leprechaun 5K Run/Walk. This scenic race offers spectacular views of the Cooper River Bridge, USS Yorktown and Charleston Harbor. After the race, there will be live music, a great post-race party, a pot of gold for the winners and prizes for everyone who finishes before the Leprechaun.

 

Folly Beach

6th Annual Shamrock SUP Race - Charleston SUP Safaris invites you to come out for a day of fun and sun when we host our 5th Annual Shamrock SUP race on March 19, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. The race will begin at 83 Center St. Folly Beach, which is adjacent to the Folly River. Following the race, there will be an after party at Surf Bar with food, drinks, and awards ceremonies. This is an exciting event that offers locals the chance to participate in a variety of categories, catering to all ability levels helping to get our youth on the water. Wear your favorite green costume and win a prize! 

St. James Gate Irish Pub - Enjoy this Saturday with a proper pour and live music all afternoon! Face painting 2-5 PM, Irish Dancers at 3 PM.

 

Sullivan’s Island

Dunleavy’s Block Party - Saturday March 16th starts at 9:00 AM. Live Irish Music with Walter McDonough, Bagpipers, Irish Step Dancers, Kid Friendly, Corned Beef and Cabbage.