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Saint Patrick’s Day Shenanigans

PaperTown 5k in Canton, NC

We get it. You took an ancestry dna test and found out you are 4% Irish and now you want to celebrate with your brethren. Or maybe you have no idea what your ancestry is past Grandma nor do you care, but having fun is fun right? Here are some St. Patrick’s Day events (March 17th, 2018) that offer fun packed, family friendly, crafty, boozy, or music blasting for your entertainment this weekend.

PaperTown 5k – 10am – Canton

Wear your brightest, most ridiculous green, and raise money for EMS Education in memory of Paramedic Belina Hamlin. The 5k will loop around Canton ending at BearWaters Brewery where you can wet your well deserved whistle. Register Here.

Winter Arts Smokies Style – 10am-7pm

Winter Arts March Event

Stroll Main St in downtown Waynesville for this family friendly event. The “Luck of the Arts” event will have a Magician in the streets at 12:30pm, a line dancing performance at 3pm, face painting from 2-7pm, photo ops including a leprechaun, and special retail sales, free refreshments in participating galleries and live artist demos. For more details see the Facebook Event.

St. Patty’s Day @ Pub 319 – 6pm

Rock out with live music from two bands. Irish car bombs in special and Guinness on special all day. Swing by for food specials and giveaways at Pub 319.

Ol’ Dirty Bathtub @ Boojum’s Gem Bar – 9pm

Ol' Dirty Bathtub - March at Boojum

Boojum Brewery’s newest addition “The Gem Bar” is downstairs from their main taproom entrance featuring darts, pool, foosball, shuffleboard and great beer of course. The Gem is 21+ only. Ol’ Dirty Bathtub is not your grandpappy’s bluegrass, but he’ll dig it too. Based out of Sylva, NC this “newgrass”/americana band has spent the Winter working on their first album release. Grateful Dead and Bill Monroe fans alike will dig ODB’s tunes.

Irish Food & Beer at Boojum Brewery

Boojum Brewery will also be serving Seamus O’Hoolihan’s Dry Irish Stout and Kiss Me I’m Irish Red Ale all day upstairs in their taproom and restaurant with Bangers & Mash and Sheppard’s Pie on the menu.

Irish Food & Green Beer at Firefly Taps & Grill

Enjoy Irish dishes such as Shepherd’s Pie, Fish and Crisps, Corn Beef and Cabbage Soup, Pistachio Cake and Green Beer all day at Firefly Taps & Grill located on Main St of Waynesville.

TONOLOGY @ Water’n Hole Bar – 10pm

St. Patrick’s Day party at Water’n Hole Bar in Waynesville, featuring: TONOLOGY. For the 21+ crowd, join TONOLOGY on their first stop of the “One Night Only” tour 2018. Enjoy TONOLOGY’S originals, classic rock and 90’s alternative covers, 10pm-2am.

Hiking – All Day

Get out and play in the Smoky Mountains! Check out places like Sunburst Swimming Hole, the elk at Cataloochee Valley, or any of these other great hiking trails.


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