St. Patrick’s Day is still a little ways off, but it’s never too early to start making plans for a true family celebration. The Old Village of North Charleston is holding its thirteenth annual St. Patrick’s Day Block Party & Parade. Kids and adults alike can enjoy the livelihood that is St. Patrick’s Day at this local event.
The local celebration will play host to live music that covers three separate stages. Those in search of food can find it at any of the wonderful street vendors. That’s not to mention the many local food vendors and trucks as well as established restaurants! The North Charleston Artist Guild will be in attendance as well, rounding out the lineup.
Kids can enjoy the celebration as well in the Kid’s Zone which features jump castles, an inflatable obstacle course, fire truck, and face painting. The mechanical bull will be making its return for another year too!
The St. Patrick’s Day Block Party & Parade takes place on March 13th from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at East Montague Avenue. Come out and enjoy the fun!
Kicking off on September 15th, the Scottish Games are bound to leave a lasting image in your mind. A rather unique event, the Scottish Games feature a variety of activities that span several days. With the addition of live entertainment, the enjoyment factor can only go up. Designed with attendees of all ages in mind, there’s something for everyone!
The Scottish Games kick off with a Scotch Whiskey tasting at Gage Hall. On September 16th, the Tartan Ball offers a classy atmosphere with a live band and heavy hors d’oeuvres (which are reason enough to go if you ask us). After that, the real entertainment starts.
The piping and drumming competition is one of the largest in the southeast. When it comes to heavy athletics, no people perform quite like the Scottish. The sheaf toss, stone of strength, and caber toss will all be performed by both professionals and amateurs. Shortly after, Scottish dancing presents a different take on the culture.
Saturday brings the after-party and Sunday closes things out with the Kirkin o’ the Tartan. Rathkeltair and Carroll Brown will take the stage with live music straight out of Scottish culture through the Scottish Games.
There are games, crafts, and culture for children as well as an appearance by Ronald McDonald. Children will also be able to watch Border Collie demonstrations.
We here at Palmetto Ford encourage you to attend the Scottish Games in Charleston come this September!