• Charlotte goes green with St. Patrick's Parade and Festival

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    Ready to feel Irish for the day? Head to the 23rd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Charlotte Goes Green Festival on March 16 in uptown Charlotte. 

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    Thousands of spectators will line the streets to watch the floats, pipe and drum bands, Irish dancers, marching groups and more parade through uptown. You may even spot a leprechaun or two!

    Stepping off at 11 a.m. at North Tryon and 9th streets, the parade will march south on Tryon to 3rd Street, ending on Caldwell. Click here to see a map of the parade route.

    Peter Byrne, president of the Charlotte Irish Connection, will serve as grand marshal.

    Before and after the parade, be sure to check out the 2019 Charlotte Goes Green Festival happening on South Tryon Street between 3rd and Stonewall streets.

    The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and features live Irish music, dancers, bagpipers and more entertainment, plus more than 60 vendors. There will also be a Celtic Kids Zone for the wee ones, plus plenty of food and drinks available for purchase.

    Admission to the parade and festival is free.

    For more information, visit charlottestpatsday.com.

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