With March quickly approaching, we know there are lots of people already trying to make their fun-filled plans for St. Patricks Day. With the overwhelming amount of events and fun to choose from, we are here to help you find just the one for you and your friends. From Irish music to festive drinks and bar crawls, we want to help you experience it all and hopefully spot a few leprechauns on your way!


Primal Brewery


St. Patrick's Day Weekend with Wagon Load A Trouble

March 19th 
Primal Brewery

If you are looking for a place to listen to Western swing and some traditional Irish music, we have the place for you. This four day event will have everything from music to fit the holiday, axe throwing, St. Patty's Day themed drinks, and so much more. Primal Brewery is sure to keep you busy and entertained.


Week of Green

March 12th & 17th
Piper's at Galway Hooker

This old-school Irish pub is another fantastic option to celebrate St. Patrick's Day not just for one day, but for a full week. On March 12th, they will have Irish bands and Guinness giveaways sure to get you excited for the approaching holiday. Guinness will be on-site, creating personalized pints with your own picture on the drink itself! And on March 17th, they will be opening early, 9am, for breakfast. They will then have Irish step dancers coming out throughout the day and more Irish bands to fuel your celebration. For more information on the events and hours for the rest of the days, check out the link above for a detailed description.

Galway Hooker


Luck of the Village

Luck of the Village

March 18th
Birkdale Village

We are super excited for the second annual, Luck of the Village hosted by Birkdale Village, from 6-9pm. Enjoy a night filled with live music, dancing, festive dress, and much more! There will be performances by Connick School of Irish Dance and Loch Norman Pipe Band, and live music by Groove Nation and Irish Flair. Along with all these fun activities, Birkdale Village has plenty of places to relax, eat, drink, and celebrate!

Boat Yard Lake Norman

March 12th & March 17th

Boat Yard, A live music venue in Cornelius, is hosting a 2-day St. Patrick's Day event with tons of awesome music. On March 12th, they will be starting their Sham-ROCK festival, with special guest, Bue Monday, and more! Tickets are $10 and doors will open at 12pm. On March 17th, Boat Yard will be having a charity night with Ghosts of Bannockburn and Rattle & Hum performing. The doors open at 12pm and there is no ticket price but they are accepting donations at the door. 

Boatyard LKN


Outside of Lake Norman:

If you are looking for even more events to take part in, look no further than the Charlotte area. There are a wide range of bar crawls to pick from as well as parades and other festivities to celebrate this fun filled holiday.


Color Me Green 5k


Color Me Green 5K Trail Run

March 12th
 US National Whitewater Center

One of the most festive and exciting events going on St. Patrick's Day Weekend is the 5K Run throughout the trails of the National Whitewater Center. Participants and spectators where green and make sure to splash the runners with green powder to celebrate the fun weekend. But not only are the people dressed in green, they turn the water in the center green to add even more excitement to the day.

Whether you spend your St. Patrick's Day with friends having something to drink or you spend it being active and dressing in green, we hope we have helped you find the most fun for your holiday! If you attend any of these events, be sure to tag us @VisitLakeNorman to possibly see yourself featured on our website or social media.