North Charleston holding St. Paddy’s Day Block Party and Parade Saturday

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Lowcountry Weekend) - Come join the biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the Lowcountry on Saturday, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Olde Village of North Charleston. St. Paddy’s Day Block Party & Parade promises fun for the entire family.

The Block Party location is East Montague Avenue between Virginia Avenue and Jenkins Avenue, including portions of O’Hear, Chateau and Colie Morse Avenues.

The celebration will feature live music across multiple stages, street vending featuring delicious fare from Park Circle restaurants, additional specialty food vendors, charity partner booths, the ever-popular mechanical bull and a Kid’s Zone with fire truck, inflatable slides, games, and face painting. Patrons are encouraged to rideshare and carpool as parking is extremely limited!

Live music line-up for the party includes:

Madra Rua Irish Pub:

  • Patio Stage: 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.: Dylan Swinson | 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.: Ripley and the Ghost
  • Street Stage: 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.: Me and Mr. Jones 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Double Shot

EVO Pizzeria (Sponsored by Tideland Properties, John Price Law Firm, LLC, and Holy City Distribution):

  • 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. JP/DC | 2 p.m.-3 p.m.: Remedy | 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Dante’s Camaro

Commonhouse Aleworks:

  • 1 p.m.-4 p.m.: Danny Burns (Irish Singer Songwriter) | 6 p.m.-9 p.m.: The Tan & Sober Gentlemen

Tattooed Moose:

  • 2 p.m.-6 p.m.: Mike Martin & The Beautiful Mess

Dig in the Park:

  • 12:30 p.m.-5 p.m.: DJ R Dot

The block party kicks off with a parade starting on Park Place East (adjacent to East Montague Avenue) at 12 p.m. The parade route will proceed down East Montague Avenue through the block party location to Virginia Avenue. The parade will feature North Charleston’s Mayor Keith Summey, Councilman Bob King, The Charleston Pipe Band, O’Keefe’s Academy of Irish Dance, Uibh Fhali Academy of Irish Dance, Cool Ray from the SC Stingrays and many more!

East Montague Avenue between Virginia Avenue and Jenkins Avenue and portions of O’Hear Avenue, Chateau Avenue. and Colie Morse Lane will close at 9 a.m. for set up and remain closed until 7 p.m. at the latest. East Montague Avenue between Park Place East and Jenkins Avenue will close at 11:30 a.m. and stay closed for the duration of the parade.

The party, parade and parking are free to the public. Parking is very limited, please carpool, rideshare, and utilize care when parking in adjacent neighborhoods. Designated disabled parking is located at the corner of Virginia Avenue and Empire Avenue. Cars left in the block party area overnight on Friday will be towed.