Augusta’s St. Patrick’s Day fun doesn’t end with parade

The action was in downtown Augusta for the community's 45th St. Patrick's Day parade.
Published: Mar. 7, 2023 at 5:14 PM EST|Updated: Mar. 17, 2023 at 1:56 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The theme was green in downtown Augusta for Friday’s St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Organizers with the Irish American Heritage Society said they had even more entries this year than the 100 they got last year.

But there’s more to St. Patrick’s Day than parades, and the fun goes on all weekend in Augusta.

Celebrate the Irish way

Local breweries are getting ready for the celebrations.

Even the spirits are in the spirit for St. Patrick’s Day. The kegs are flowing green in certain bars in downtown Augusta.

On Thursday, preps were underway as they got all their beer tapped and the tap room sorted. Savannah River Brewing Co. is expecting a huge crowd with extended hours.

Jim Christian, the tap manager and events coordinator, says, “Irish music all day long, live Irish music with Charles Smith who’s a great musician. He plays like, every instrument and he sings original Irish folk songs.”

There will also be Irish dancers and specially released Irish stout, and Fuse Mobile will be serving food. The brewing company will be open from noon until 10 p.m.

Join Riverwatch Brewery for its holiday celebration including a children’s music session, a bounce house, special drinks for the under-age and non-drinking attendants, and special brews.

The Black Lotus Cuisine will be serving food and Augusta Pop Co. will keep you cool with their popsicles.

Check out the event page for more information.

Or you can take the whole family to celebrate with Pedal Pub Augusta on March 18 from 2 to 6 p.m.

Pedal Pub Express rides, food trucks, and a free sandwich when you: share their post, add or like Pedal Pub on social media, like their post and tag your friends on Facebook.

The St. Patrick’s ride will begin at 305 12th St. in downtown Augusta.

Family-friendly fun

If you’re celebrating in Grovetown, you can head to Sarge’s Soda Shop for a family-fun event with characters, drinks and treats, with free face-painting for kids from 4 to 7 p.m. at the shop.

If you celebrate holiday with running, you can join Fleet Feet Augusta for a family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day Fun Run/Walk at 6 p.m. Friday at the North Augusta Amphitheater.

Along with running, Fleet Feet will be out with demo shoes, kids activities, and TapTruck2state will be on site. Kids activities include bubbles, sidewalk chalk, and games. While the kids are busy enjoy a beverage from TapTruck2state, first 75 participants to check in will get their first beer on Fleet Feet. For more information, go to the event’s Facebook page.