2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parades and Events Spartanburg SC
They say everyone’s a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, but we like to think it’s because it’s a welcoming holiday. Everyone dons green, hits the town and tries their darndest to speak in an Irish accent. Some people use this holiday as an excuse to down some green beer or whiskey, but there are also plenty of family-friendly events and parades to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2017 right here in Spartanburg SC.
Irish Festivals in South Carolina
While we’ll be seeing plenty of violently green attire throughout the month of March, there are also plenty of people here who are proud to celebrate their Irish heritage. Here are just some of the festivals that take tradition into account.
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The Highland Games and Celtic Festival is going on its seventh year, and it takes places a bit after St. Patrick’s Day to avoid the hubbub of the 17th. We particularly love this festival because it not only includes your traditional events like dancing and Celtic music, but there’s a British Car Show and Highland athletics. It’s also noteworthy to mention that this event celebrates a wider variety of backgrounds than St. Patrick’s Day and puts more focus on heritage and pride. This event is a bit of a drive for us here in Spartanburg, but it’s worth the trip.
Over in Greenville SC, you can Return to the Green on Sunday, March 12 for the Irish Cultural Festival. This event runs from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and includes live music, Irish Hurling and more.
On Thursday, March 16 Gaffney is holding its annual Irish Fest. Not many details are available at this time, but typical events include music, dancers and arts and crafts for kids. This year’s Run for the Clovers 5k won’t be taking place until Saturday, March 18.
Is there a special event you’re looking forward to this St. Patrick’s Day? Share your thoughts with a comment below, and be sure to check back here at the Vic Bailey Volkswagen Blog for more local events.