We bring you Patch Picks a little early this week, just in time to cover the best ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Whether it's with parades, drinking or a trip to our resident Irish gift shop, there's no excuse to not be sporting that green proudly tomorrow.
Here are our picks, but be sure to leave a comment and let us know what yours are.
Llywelyn's will be celebrating all day, with live Irish music by John Bartley from noon to 4 p.m., then Irish and Celtic folk music from the group Rusty Nail from 5 - 8 p.m. and 9 to close. No cover all night, and at some point the winner of the St. Patrick's Day Giveaway will be announced.
- St. Patrick's Day Parade
Hosted by , the parade starts at 11 a.m. at the church and proceeds up Argonne. Pick a spot along the route to watch the floats, marchers and dancers go by. If you're lucky, you may even catch a treat or two.
Our very own slice of Ireland will have a selection of festive gifts and clothing for the special day, so stop by before the parade to get decked out in authentic Irish finery. There's a rumor that the Kind of Leprechauns will be making an appearance as well, to tell stories, take photos with kids and share treats from his pot of gold.
The Highlands' St. Patrick's Day party will feature a performance by Dr. O'Vegas (known on any other night as Dr. Zhivegas), plenty of drink specials and the regular ladies' night special of free wells and drafts for females after 8 p.m.
- will be celebrating all day long. Come by in the morning for a hearty "Kegs and Eggs" breakfast of green eggs and ham, which goes wonderfully with the Bloody Mary special. Then, come back later for live music by Extremely Pointless.