By Johanna Edwards
St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner, and the fun starts early for some Memphis establishments. Read on for your scoop on all the happenings taking place around the 901 (including family friendly events as well as options for non-drinkers).
First on the list is Celtic Crossing. Memphis' signature Irish pub is getting into the spirit like nobody else in town, hosting a full three-day long St. Paddy's Day festival. The event features a special menu, dancers, face painting, and a "Leprechaun on the loose." And if the idea of a roaming Leprechaun doesn't get you in the mood to party, I don't know what will.
TJ Mulligan's will be going all out with three separate parties happening simultaneously at their different locations. It's guaranteed to be a fun time, with live music, Irish grub, and drink specials galore.
Ghost River Brewing Co. will offer you the chance to "go green" starting at 2 p.m. this Friday. They'll be selling Magic Car Bombs, with 100% of the proceeds going to The Wolf River Conservancy. You can get more details on the event here.
If drinking's not your thing, don't despair. There's still plenty of fun to be had this weekend.
The Peddler Bike Shop will host a St. Patrick's Day themed ride, which is free and open to the public. The ride starts at the their U of M location (3548 Walker Ave.) and ends at High Cotton Brewing, where you can grab a bite to eat or a beer (if you're so inclined). Dubbed the Tweed Ride, this annual event is loads of fun and a great alternative for anyone not looking to spend St. Paddy's Day glued to a bar stool.
And if you're looking for a family friendly good time, Trolley Stop market will be hosting a special St. Patrick's Day event for kids, with arts and crafts, food specials, and the chance to win special prizes. Reservations are required, so get on the horn ASAP if you're interested in attending.
And that's just the tip of the (green) iceberg. Check back for part two of our St. Patrick's Day round-up as Memphis prepares to celebrate the luck of the Irish in style.