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    Just because St. Patrick’s Day is on a Thursday this year doesn’t mean that it’s any less lively in Louisville. Here are just some of the upcoming events that you can find around town.

     

    
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    1. St. Patrick’s Day Parade
    Join the BSCC as they present one of the finest motorized units of 20 British Cars in the annual parade. They arrive early to their designated assembly spot to socialize with all the other units. Then, onto the parade and dinner afterwards.
    When: March 12, 1 p.m.
    Where: Bardstown Road, 40205
    Website: Here
    Cost: Free!

     

    2. Dance Party by Dance Louisville
    Grab anything green, your dance shoes and perhaps a pot of gold! Get ready for one heck of a night of dancing! East Coast Swing Lesson at 8:30 p.m., dance party at 9 p.m. Go for a fun mix of Ballroom, Latin, Country, and Swing dancing! They will be playing anything from Cha Cha, Rumba, Two Step, East and West Coast Swing, Waltz, and Foxtrot music as well as much, much more!
    When: March 12, 8:30 – 11 p.m.
    Where: Dance Louisville, 8023 Catherine Lane #103, 40222
    Website: Here
    Cost: $12 for lesson & dance, $8 for dance only

     

    
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    3. Carmichael’s Kids
    Their regular Thursday story-time is sure to be filled with leprechauns and pots of gold. Go to  Carmichael's Kids for St. Patrick's Day crafts, snacks, and activities all day!
    When: March 17, 10 – 6 p.m.
    Where: Carmichael’s Kids, 1313 Bardstown Road, 40204
    Website: Here
    Cost: Free!

     

    
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    4. Fleet Feet Sports & Great Flood Brewing Scavenger Hunt Fun Run
    Meet at Fleet Feet to break up into teams of 4-5. Come as a team, or show up early as an individual and they'll find a team for you. Each team has one hour to capture as many of the pre-planned images as possible (limit one phone/camera per team). The winning team will win gift cards and merchandise. Enjoy $1-off Great Flood Brewing Beers afterwards!
    When: March 15, 6:30 p.m.
    Where: Fleet Feet Louisville, 2239 Taylorsville Road, 40205
    Website: Here
    Cost: Free!

     

    5. Gypsy’s Sports Grille
    There will be Irish food, Irish fun, great music by Sean Hickey, green beer, and good times!
    When: March 17, 3 p.m.
    Where: Gypsy’s Sports Grille, 7207 Fegenbush Lane, 40228
    Website: Here
    Cost: Free!

     

     

    
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    6. Hands Sports Bar and Grill
    Enjoy the good food, drinks, and games! In association with the Louisville Association of the Deaf, Inc.
    When: March 12, 6 p.m.
    Where: Hands Sports Bar and Grill, 5410 Robbs Lane, 40219
    Website: Here
    Cost: Free!

     

    7. Blind Irish Whiskey Tasting at Westport Whiskey and Wine
    Too old to drink green beer and to fall & crawl from pub to pub? Well, there may be an alternative to help you celebrate the holiday. Westport Whiskey and Wine will be offering a tasting of Irish whisky, and they will do it blind, just to make it a bit more interesting. Plus, there will be a mute big screen to keep abreast of any ball games. Space is limited, so please make reservations in advance.
    When: March 17, 7 – 9 p.m.
    Where: Westport Whiskey and Wine, 1115 Herr Lane Suite 140, 40222
    Website: Here
    Cost: $20

     

    
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    8. Howl at the Moon Extravaganza
    Go for all kind of St. Paddy’s Day shenanigans! Featuring Green Beers, Leprechaun Bombs, Car Bombs, and Get Lucky buckets! Don’t forget to enter to win a Happy Hour party by entering your information on their website.
    When: March 12, 7 p.m.
    Where: Howl at the Moon, 434 S 4th Street #131, 40202
    Website: Here
    Cost: Free!

     

    9. DiOrio’s Post-Parade Celebration
    Need somewhere to go after the parade? DiOrio’s will be having live music, great food and drinks, and lots of post-parade fun!
    When: March 12, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
    Where: DiOrio’s Pizza & Pub, 919 Baxter Avenue, 40204
    Website: Here
    Cost: Free!

     

    
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    10. Beefsteak, Bourbon, and Basketball
    Louisville’s Galt House Hotel, the Heart of Louisville, is introducing the new Beefsteak, Bourbon, and Basketball watch party just in time for all of the basketball madness! Enjoy the tournament games on the big screens, unlimited beefsteak & bourbon, and an outdoor patio with cigar lounge & more! A portion of the proceeds will benefit Blessings in a Backpack charity.
    When: March 17, 11:30 – 5 p.m.
    Where: Galt House Hotel, 140 N Fourth Street, 40202
    Website: Here
    Cost: $125

     

    
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    11. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
    While it’s not necessarily a St. Patrick’s Day-themed event, you can still celebrate the luck of the Irish and leprechauns with Cleveland’s Bone Thugs - N – Harmony in the River City.  That kind of counts, right?
    When: March 17, 8 p.m.
    Where: Mercury Ballroom, 611 S 4th Street, 40202
    Website: Here
    Cost: Varies

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