2023 St. Patrick's Day Celebrations in Middle Georgia


St. Patrick's Day and lucky four-leaf clovers just go together (Photographer Nate Weeks)

Saint Patrick's Day, also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick, is held on March 17th to celebrate the "foremost patron saint of Ireland", Saint Patrick. 

There are many ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, including with a big feast, a church service, parades, festivals, wearing green clothing or shamrocks, and also, for many, drinking alcohol. This year St. Patrick's Day will take place on a Friday and many of the events will be focusing more on the latter option for celebrating the occasion. 

Some of the St. Patrick's Day themed events taking place in Middle Georgia this year include the interesting events below.


Indian Springs State Park is hosting a St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt. Participants will attempt to solve riddles and find lucky leprechauns hidden in the park for a chance to win a prize. The clue sheet for the scavenger hunt can be found in the Indian Springs State Park's visitor center.

Indian Springs State Park in Flovilla will host a St. Patrick's Day themed event that takes place all week (Photographer Nate Weeks)


Starting at 11 a.m. The Brick Macon will celebrate St. Patrick's Day with giveaways, a $50 gift card for the best dressed patron, giveaways, and more. 

Starting at 4 p.m. The Robins AFB Club's St. Patrick's Day 5K will take place will start from the Heritage Club on Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins. Runners are encouraged to wear St. Patrick's Day themed costumes and compete against other festive participants. There will also be food and beverages available for the runners at the end of the race. Register online if you want to do something healthy to celebrate St. Patrick's Day this year.

Starting at 5 p.m. The Society Garden will present the Saint Patrick's Day Bash with live music from The Shade Trees (which is appropriately will play Irish music) starting at 8:30 p.m. The fountain that greets visitors as they come through the gate will be dyed bright green and, of course, there will also be green beer and more.

The redheads in our lives will be celebrated this Friday at The Great Macon Ginger Parade (Photographer courtesy of The Society Garden)

Starting at 6 p.m. The Ocmulgee Artist Guild will present their 4th Annual Red Tie Affair art party and fine art exhibit in Downtown Macon. The theme for this creative event will be "Emerald Isles" and most of the art on display will also be available for purchase. There is no cover charge for the Red Tie Affair and participants are encouraged to dress in Red Tie Formal Attire for this artsy St. Patrick's Day themed event.

This event has been cancelled due to a forecast of inclement weather From 6 to 10 p.m. The City of Perry and Visit Perry presents the Shamrock 'N' Roll Food Truck Friday on Carroll Street in Perry. 

Starting at 7:30 p.m. the Macon Mayhem will play a professional hockey game against Huntsville at the Macon Coliseum. The theme for the night will be St. Hat-trick's Day and the first 300 people through the doors will receive a free appetizer from Texas Roadhouse. Tickets for the game start at $14 (and there is parking available onsite for a fee).

The Macon Mayhem will face off against Huntsville's hockey team this Friday. (Image courtesy of the Macon Mayhem)

Many bars will also be celebrating St. Patrick's Day with special events and live music this year including: Cashman's Pub with a performance by Lance Ruckus that starts at 8 p.m.,  20's Pub with a performance by Uncle Earl & Friends starting at 9 p.m., SWAIN at Grant's Lounge (tickets are $10) from 9 p.m. until 2 p.m., and the creatively named band Big Hairy Monster will perform at Billy's Clubhouse from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m.


Starting at 5:00 p.m. The Society Garden will present The Great Macon Ginger Parade. A crowd of redheaded people, along with those that love them, will gather at the Karsten and Denson hardware store parking lot on Ingleside Avenue and then march down the street and into The Society Garden. Participants are encouraged to bring signs that celebrate the wonderful redheads in their lives.

Correction: The previously embedded YouTube music video was not the SWAIN that will perform at Grant's Lounge this Friday.

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