Submitted by Melissa Howsam — Correspondent
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RALEIGH ST. PATRICKS DAY PARADE AND FESTIVAL: Kilt up and get your green on for THE St. Paddys parade experience, in its 31st year, with the wearin o the green festwith dancers, marching bands, clowns (OK, that part might be scary), military, floats and more. Parade starts at noon; beer, grub and dance fest to continues on after with a Shamrock n Roll stage. Turns out it is easy bein green. Where: Moore Square Park, Raleigh. When: Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Free. | More info
ST. PADDYS DAY BLOCK PARTY ON NORTH STREET: It just aint Paddys without the Hibernian party. ... And while Hibernian may be out of commission for now, their passion for Paddys and pints is def not. So, park it on North Street for Hibernians Paddys block party, with live music (trad Irish sessions and local bands), food trucks (Baguettaboutit, Chirba Chirba, etc.) andduhgood beer. Doesnt it just sound magically delicious? Where: North Street beside the Hibernian Pub, Raleigh. When: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. | More info
TO LURE A LEPRECHAUN: Paddys is more than green beer and pub parading ok, well, for the young and innocent. Trot your green-garbed tots over to Yates Mill for some leprechaun fun. Those mischievous lil elves have been up to their old tricks ... so discover clues and build your own traps to catch those clever creatures! Where: Historic Yates Mill County Park, Raleigh. When: Sunday, 2 to 3 p.m, ages 7-11. $4/child. Pre-registration required. | More info
STATE PATTYS DAY HIKE 2013: If green beers your thing, get your Irish (and, well, drunk) on at the Hillsborough Hike, Paddys style. Just try to keep it in check so your check liver light doesnt come on. Oh, and wear green. Obviously. Where: Hillsborough Street, Raleigh. When: Saturday, 8 p.m. | More info
EXPERIENCE THE BEATLES WITH RAIN: If you havent had enough UK fun this week with all the Irish shenanigans about town or just love classic rock 'n' roll cop a squat at DPAC. It may not be John, Paul, George and Ringo, but, billed as the next-best thing, RAIN is back to take you back in time with a tribute to the leaders of the British Invasion, with their full-range discography. Where: DPAC, Durham. When: Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. $45-$85. | More info