From left: Emmy Carver, Jenny Boutelle and David Cook celebrated St. Patrick's Day last Saturday during North Charleston's block party | Photo by Ashley Rose Stanol

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this morning during one of two parades happening downtown. The Charleston St. Patrick’s Day Parade, sponsored by Charleston St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee Inc., starts at 10 a.m. on Ann Street and heads west toward King Street before turning south to Broad Street and ending at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

The parade will include marching bands, fiddlers, Charleston’s Irish step dancers and more. Following the parade, Charleston City Hall will raise an Irish flag at 11:30 a.m.

The Hibernian Society’s St. Patrick’s Day parade kicks off at 10:30 a.m. in front of Hibernian Hall on Meeting Street. The parade will move east to East Bay Street, north to Queen Street, then west to Meeting Street before heading south toward Hibernian Hall, where the march will end.

Check the City of Charleston’s website for road closures that will be in effect until 11:30 a.m.

More ways to celebrate

North Charleston celebrated the holiday last Saturday with its annual St. Patrick’s Day Block Party and Parade, but other St. Patrick’s Day events will be in full swing today and over the weekend. Several bars, restaurants and pubs offer drink specials, Irish menu items and more. 

2023 marked 19 years of the North Charleston St. Patrick’s Day Block Party & Parade event | City of North Charleston file photo

Check out this week’s St. Patrick’s Day cover story to learn more about the city’s Irish history and local events. 

Here are just a few St. Patrick’s Day celebrations happening around town this weekend:

West Ashley’s Ireland’s Own is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day from 12-10 p.m. March 17. The all-day blowout kicks off with live music by Equal Rights, followed by Irish Whiskey tastings with Slane Whiskey, Proper Whiskey and Tullamore Dew. Irish dancers start at 5 p.m. Live performances from Irish acts Finn Barr and Andrew Beam happen from 7-10 p.m. Dine on authentic Irish cuisine including corned beef and cabbage and fish and chips.

Grab your loved ones and come out to James Island for a good cause during the St. Patrick’s Day Tap Takeover and Pet Adoption at Bohemian Bull. There will be live music from Dan’s Tramp Stamp, beer from Stone Brewing and the chance to adopt a furry friend from Pet Helpers Adoption Center and Spay/Neuter Clinic on James Island. 

Seanachai Whiskey and Cocktail Bar is celebrating the Irish all weekend long with specials on Guinness Car Bombs and Irish whiskeys, live music, Irish dancers, free samples and a special Irish pub menu. 

Tommy Condon’s Irish Pub & Restaurant hosts two days of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations March 17-18. Dress in your best green attire for shenanigans, drinks, Irish food and live music starting at noon featuring Kevin Church, Kyle Herring and The Bograts. The party continues March 18 with live music all day starting at noon, plus more Irish food and drinks.

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