Try your luck with these St. Patrick’s Day events

Photo by Katie Atkinson. With St. Patrick's Day in the near future, local stores have begun to stock shelves with tons of green goodies.

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Photo by Katie Atkinson. With St. Patrick’s Day in the near future, local stores have begun to stock shelves with tons of green goodies.

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer

St. Patrick’s Day is quickly approaching, and students who are looking to ‘wear, drink, eat, and celebrate the green’ can try their luck with these events.

Outside of Macon:

The River Street St. Patrick’s Day Parade

While Savannah may warrant a couple of hours of driving time, it’s well worth it to attend the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The festivities, which take place on River Street, will feature plenty of food, drink and entertainment. The parade that “paints the town green” will begin at 10:15 a.m., rain or shine. A parade route and list of more events can be found at For a special surprise visit the fountain in historic Forsyth Park with green water to signify that the whole city turns green in honor of the holiday.

Dublin’s Saint Patrick’s Festival

A trip to Dublin, Ireland may be impractical on a school night, but a trip to Dublin, Georgia could be the next best thing. The city began their festivities in February but will continue to celebrate throughout the month of March. An all-you-can-eat pancake supper is planned for March 17 from 4-8 p.m. at Dublin Middle School. Tickets will be $8 at the door. If you can’t make it to eat the fresh griddle cakes, there will be a parade and arts and crafts festival Saturday, March 19. For a more detailed list of events, visit

In Macon:

Pink is the New Green Festival Kickoff Party

Get ready to help Macon throw the “pinkest party on earth” with a St. Patrick’s Day-themed event. This kickoff will take place at The Blacksmith Shop on Poplar Street. Party Man Productions will be at the event. Food and beverage vendors will also be on site.

St. Patty’s Day Throwdown (Bootz and Katz with Fresh Valley Kings)

Electronic music group Bootz and Katz and hip-hop collective The Fresh Valley Kings are teaming up to help Macon celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style. Join them at The Hummingbird Stage & Taproom on Cherry Street. The event will begin at 10 p.m., and there will be no cover charge.

Whether you’re looking to stay in Macon or travel out of town for the day, there are multiple options to commemorate St. Patrick’s Day this year.