Some upcoming local area events –

21st Annual Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Charlotte Goes Green Festival: Saturday, March 18, 2017. Thousands of spectators watched Charlotte’s Twentieth Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade as it marched through the heart of Charlotte to the sound of pipes and the cheers of the spectators lining the streets on a perfect day. The combination of flags, floats, kids, and pipe band music made everyone smile and be Irish for a day. The parade has grown to be one of Charlotte’s biggest & best.

Galway Hooker’s 15th Annual St. Patrick’s Block Party: Saturday, March 11, 2017, starting at noon. Entertainment including Bagpipers, Irish dancers, street food, games and more. Come on out.

St. Patrick’s Day Party: D9 Brewing Company, 11138-C Treynorth Drive, Cornelius, NC 28031 starting at 2 pm. Entertainment, food and of course, GREEN BEER. Free admission.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Downtown Mooresville on March 7, 2017 at 3 pm along Main Street from Iredell to Center Avenues in Mooresville.  

Green River Revival: March 14th. The U.S. National Whitewater Center turns green during the fifth annual Green River Revival. Live music starting at 1 pm. 

Queens Landing: St. Patrick’s Day-themed cruises around Lake Norman with Irish activities. Sightseeing 11 am and dinner 6:30 pm on March 14th.

Now for some quick St. Patrick’s Day Inspired Recipes – 

Corned Beef and Cabbage – 4.5 stars. Allrecipes. A very traditional main course on St. Patrick’s Day.

Amazingly Easy Irish Soda Bread – 4.5 stars. Allrecipes. Had to throw this one in there as well. 

Irish Cream Chocolate Cheesecake – 4.5 stars. Allrecipes. They say “If you like Irish cream and chocolate, you’ll love this recipe.”