Sláinte! A list of Lowcountry St. Patrick's Day events by area
Charleston, S.C. —
If there's a holiday, there's bound to be party—or ten—in the Charleston area.
Block parties and parades, traditional Irish music and dancing (plus plenty of green beer) await revelers on March 10 and on March 17, the official day of the holiday.
Check out our rundown of St. Patrick's Day events across the Lowcountry:
FRIDAY, MARCH 16
- From Friday through Sunday, Tommy Condon’s will host its 35th annual St. Patrick’s Day Party at 160 Church St. The bar and restaurant will open at 9 a.m. all three days, March 16, 17 and 18 and stay open “till the wee hours.” Live music by Emily Deahl, Judson McKinney, The Charleston Pipe Band and Christian Carroll and the Bograts.
- The Leprechaun Bash at the Barn will be held at Carnes Crossroads Green Barn at 513 Wodin Place in Summerville on Friday from 4-7 p.m. The City of Goose Creek and Carnes Crossroads are partnering to host the St. Patrick's Day celebration for the whole family. There will be music, food vendors, visits with Goose Creek's largest Leprechaun, a Leprechaun trap making station, balloon twisters, themed crafts, and a Leprechaun Gold Hunt for ages 2-8 at 5:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, MARCH 17
- Two Charleston Saint Patrick’s Day Parades will be held downtown. The first one begins at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church at the corner of Radcliffe and St. Philip Streets and includes traditional Irish dancers and musicians. The parade turns right onto King Street and proceeds south towards Broad Street, where it turns right, and finishes at the Catholic Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Organizers say the best place to view is from the sidewalks of King Street.A second parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Lodge Alley Inn at 195 East Bay Street and will go left on North Market Street to Meeting Street, then left on Meeting Street and will end at the Hibernian Hall at 105 Meeting St.
- St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl will begin with check-in at The Brick, 24 Ann Street between 1-4 p.m. Participants will be given a “scorecard” to get stamped at each bar on the crawl. All the bars on the list will have drink specials. Participants will get koozies and other swag. The first 250 people to finish the bar crawl will get a T-shirt. Raffles and prizes will be given out at the final bar and party at the Kingdom, 468 King St., from 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $20 plus fees and can be purchased online here.
- Taylor Music Group will host a concert featuring Na Fidleiri, Charleston’s renowned Celtic fiddling ensemble at 7 p.m. at the Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting St. Tickets are $25, $15 (students) and can be purchased here.
- A St. Patty's Day Block Party will be held from 3-10 p.m. at Triangle Char Bar in West Ashley, 828 Savannah Highway. A $5 entry includes music by DJ RJ, who will start spinning at 3:30 p.m. and Melted Velvet, who will take the stage from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. There will be green beer and traditional Irish beer Guinness, Guinness Blonde and Smithwicks available.
- Seanachai Irish Pub at 3157B Maybank Hwy. on Johns Island will continue to serve its traditional Irish cuisine like corned beef and cabbage, traditional Irish sausage and Irish soda bread all day. The Uibh Fhaili Academy of Irish Dancers will perform at 2 p.m.
- St. James Gate Pub on Folly traditional Irish pub will have Irish food and drinks all day with a performance by the Uibh Fhaili Academy of Irish Dance at 12 p.m. 11 Center St.
- Shamrock the Dock, hosted by Red’s Ice House, promises to be the biggest party on the creek. Live music all day long, plus Irish Bagpipers and drink specials. Music lineup includes Moonlight Ale, Ellen Drive and Saluda Shoal. Free Admission. 98 Church St.
- McCann’s Irish Pub will offer their traditional Irish food and drinks with a special performance by the Uibh Fhaili Academy of Irish Dance at 3:30 p.m. 2700 N Highway 17 Ste 120.
- LG’s On the Creek will have beer and food specials, green koozies and live music. The Soul Fish will play from 1-4 p.m. and The Krays will take the stage from 8 p.m.- midnight. 1005 Tanner Ford Blvd Ste 105.
- Fireworks and more. The Charleston Battery soccer team will open its 2018 season on the holiday with beer specials, Irish dancing and post-game fireworks on the field with the team. The first 500 fans through the gates will get a special-edition Charleston Battery Irish Fest t-shirt. The Three Lions Pub, located on the second floor behind the west stand, will be serving up draft beer. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., kickoff is at 7 p.m. 1990 Daniel Island Dr.
- Frothy Beard Brewing Company taproom will be “shamrocking” from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. with live music from 5-9 p.m., corned beef and cabbage and beer specials. 1401 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.
- Rusty Bull Brewering Co. “Roast & Toast” will have BBQ and a special corned beef and cabbage for its official “soft opening.” They’ll also switch up St. Patrick’s Day traditional fare with an oyster roast with $10 buckets while supplies last. All beers will be $1 off when you wear green. Live music from Fusion Jonez 7-10 p.m. 3005 W Montague Ave Suite 110.
- Ashley Lanes Tavern’s Official St. Patrick’s Day Party will include lane and shoe specials and Irish-themed drink specials including 50 cent green Jell-O shots and green beer pitchers. Music by Cîroc and Boyz South Own DJ will spin at 9 p.m. 1568 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.
- Pedro's Mexican Restaurant will offer green beer all day. 9134 Old Number Six Hwy.