Let the festivals begin! St. Patrick’s Day is upon us, and the folks in the Rock Hill area will enjoy a few great opportunities to celebrate the wearin’ o’ the green this year. Everybody’s Irish around St. Patrick’s Day, so bust out all the green clothing you own and kiss the blarney stone. Make your plans now to get the most out of the holiday weekend. Clover, Rock Hill and Fort Mill will be vying for your attention with a festival this year, so trust your Irish instincts and choose wisely. Any way you choose, you’ll find something that’ll pass for a pot o’ gold.
Clover’s 2023 St. Patrick’s Day Festival
Clover will start the St. Patrick’s Day festivals with its Friday Night Kick-Off Event, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Main Street. On the agenda for Friday: live entertainment and food trucks. You’ll be able to dance all the jigs you want to the music of the Chris Marks Band. The food trucks will offer a wide array of options.
Clover’s good time continues on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Families will enjoy a kids zone, a dog show (promptly at 1 p.m.), over 100 vendors, food, and live entertainment. The music will be played from two different stages all day. Don’t want to dance an Irish jig? Head over to see demonstrations of the shag, South Carolina’s state dance.
Rock Hill’s Old Town St. Patrick’s Day Festival
On Saturday, March 18th from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Fountain Park, Rock Hill will go green. Kids will enjoy the balloon artist, face painting, and inflatables. The festival will also feature live music all day. Find some food at one of the many food vendors, then browse the wide variety of vendors.
Baxter Village/Fort Mill Spring Festival and St. Patrick’s Day Parade
This festival will run from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and features all the food, fun and entertainment that one would expect to find. The festival will close out with the area’s largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade at 5 p.m. The parade will feature bagpipes and Irish dancers among other participants. Feeling particularly Irish? Join in the parade yourself! Just be in the Baxter-Close YMCA North Lot by 4:15 p.m.