St. Paddy's Day block party and parade

      NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- St. Patrick's Day celebrations kicked off this weekend in the Lowcountry.

      The St. Paddy's Day Block Party and Parade started in the Olde Village of North Charleston at noon on Saturday and hundreds of people showed up to take part in the Irish festivities.

      The event featured live music across three stages, food from Olde North Charleston restaurants, food tricks, face painting, jump castles for the kids and a mechanical bull.

      The parade started at Park Place East at noon and will proceed down East Montague Avenue to O'Hear Avenue.

      The party, parade and parking are free to the public.

      The events wrapped up around 7 p.m.