One day for St. Patrick’s?
Lucky for you, here in Dublin GA, we give you six weeks of frolics and family fun! Here’s 39 reasons to get those Irish eyes a’ smiling during Dublin’s 58th Annual St. Patrick’s Festival in March. Click the blarney links below if yer lookin’ for celebrations and shenanigans!
1. Shamrocks on Main
DYK: The lucky leprechauns of the Dublin GA St. Patrick’s Committee repaints the streets with shamrocks every year. Accredited as a Main Street City in 1989, we hope you have a Shamrockin’ good time on Downtown Dublin GA‘s own Main Street. The Georgia Main Street Program began in 1980 as one of the original pilot state coordinating programs of the National Main Street Initiative launched by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The program launched with five local communities and has grown to serve 100+ communities statewide.
2. Let’s Get Festive
When we do St. Patrick’s in Dublin GA, it’s the whole shebang! You’ll have all your friends green with envy when you festoon yourself in the most mirthful merch from the Visitors Center right off I-16 at exit 51. Extra luck when you find your four-leaf clover in our Georgia Grown garden!
3. Stay a Wee Bit
Looking to stay downtown for the festivities? Take a load off in one of six luxurious rooms at The Page House Bed & Breakfast! Known as the Gem of the Emerald City, this century old building exudes southern charm and comfort for the perfect stay in Downtown Dublin GA.
4. Refresh Your Green
Feast like royalty at Dublin Farm on Fridays & Saturdays with five courses of handcrafted Italian specialities during the Ristorante da Maria Feast! Each week, Chef Maria crafts a menu full of traditional Italian cuisine using only the freshest produce, herbs, and ingredients.
5. Tip Your Glass
Looking for a bit o’ craic? You’ll find it every day of the week at Company Supply! Tip your glass at their awesome selection of craft brews and imaginative nachos! Sunday brunch? It will fill your mouth with rainbows o’ flavor!
6. Leprechaun Road Race
Gear up for Dublin GA’s Annual St. Patrick’s Leprechaun Road Race featuring a 1K Fun Run/Walk, 5K, and 10K where the whole family can run to support Heart Of Georgia Fellowship Of Christian Athletes on Super Saturday, March 18th at 8 AM. All events start and finish at Dublin High School’s Old Gymnasium. Registry is only $20, and you can do that HERE!
7. Shamrock Smash Pickleball Tournament
Pull out your paddles for the St. Patrick’s Shamrock Smash Pickleball Tournament on Super Saturday, March 18th and Sunday, March 19th from 8 AM to 5 PM at Southern Pines Regional Park. Games start at 8 AM both days. Players can register at HERE!
8. Annual St. Patrick’s Tennis Tournament
The ball is in your court during the St. Patrick’s Festival Tennis Tournament on March 18th and 19th at Dublin High School Courts located at 1127 Hillcrest Parkway. Matches start at 9 AM for singles, 12:30 PM for doubles, and 2:30 PM for mixed. Registration is $30 per event per person and $50 for two events per person. Registration form HERE!
9. Paddy Like A Rockstar
Lively night out? Shake the shamrocks off your skin on Saltwater Fishery’s rooftop bar where the stars shine as bright as pot of gold. With live music, plenty of places to lounge, and easy breezy adult beverages, it’s the coolest place to gather with friends.
10. Take a Tour or Two
Walk, skip, or frolic your way through the streets of Dublin GA on one of our historic walking tours. Marvel at downtown’s finest on the Historic Downtown Dublin Walking Tour. Along the way, stop by one of the three Downtown Dublin Audio Tour boxes. Architecture buff? Venture down Historic Bellevue Avenue to experience Dublin GA ‘s most beautiful homes.
11. Bash Your Clovers
Shake your shamrocks over to the Dublin Moose Lodge for their St. Patrick’s Ball and Bash on Friday, March 17th at 8 PM. Stay up late with Early Clover and The Georgia Soul Drifters with an admission of $25 per person. Admission includes hors d’oeuvres and one drink!
12. Spend Your Shamrocks
Did you find the pot of gold? Spend your green HERE in Dublin GA! From rare antiques and eclectic collectibles to exclusive boutiques and classic fashions, discover a world of shopping delight to explore just minutes off I-16.
13. 1st Annual St. Patrick’s Cornhole Tournament
Toss your bean bags into the pot of gold! The 1st Annual St. Patrick’s Cornhole Tournament will be held at the Ice House, 213 S. Monroe Street on Super Saturday, March 18th, and benefits The Warriors Ranch. Fill out the registration form HERE or at 8 AM on game day! The tournament is from 10 AM through 4 PM with a cost of $30 in advance and $40 at the door.
14. Arts & Crafts Festival
Explore the best of Dublin GA during the St. Patricks Arts & Crafts Festival on Super Saturday, March 18th from 9 AM to 4 PM as live music, performers, artisans, and food take center stage at Market on Madison and Bicentennial Plaza for a jig of epic proportions! With free admission and an area devoted wholly to kiddie fun, bring the whole family!
15. St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Everyone’s a wee bit Irish in Dublin GA during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown on Super Saturday, March 18th at 10:30 AM. Get those Irish eyes smiling as hundreds of bright green floats take to Jackson Street and Bellevue Avenue for the ultimate celebration of Irish pride. Be sure to wear your green and get ready to frolic with “Lucky”!
16. Annual Quilt Show
Gaze upon a rainbow array of colors and local talent at the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Quilt Show at First United Methodist Church located on 305 Gaines Street. Peruse handmade quilts and textiles from all over the county starting at 10 AM on Super Saturday, March 18th.
17. Irish Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner
Eat like an Irishman during the 25th Annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 11637. Dig in on Super Saturday, March 18th from 11:30 AM to 3 PM at First United Methodist Church. Tickets are $13 at the door or get advanced tickets at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and at the First United Methodist Church for $12 and $5 for children 13 and under.
18. Music & Munchies ft. Featuring The Swingin’ Medallions
Do a jig or two while the family chows down on some tasty food during Music and Munchies on Super Saturday, March 18th with the gates opening at 6 PM at West Jackson Street in Downtown Dublin GA. Presented by Citizens Bank and Company Supply, The Swingin’ Medallions will supply the tunes to keep your Irish spirits high. Admission to groove and grub is $15 at the gate. Tickets are NONREFUNDABLE.
19. Super Sunday Brunch
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and eat like an Irishman with the whole family as Super Sunday Brunch dishes up all your favorite brunch foods Sunday, March 19th from 11 AM until 1 PM at Dublin Country Club. Down a few mimosas or open your eyes with a fresh cup of coffee!
20. Walk This Way
Take a wee walk to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Monument Park! On April 17, 1944, Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his first public speech at historic First African Baptist Church. A desire to inspire positive social change was planted in young Martin Luther King, Jr. that day in wee ol’ Dublin GA.
21. Snack During the Shenanigans
Munch on all of your favorite snacks and jig your way around Dublin GA all month long. Join some of our local restaurants for a modern spin on Southern cuisine, where farm to table combines with open flame for a fresh take on traditional favorites.
22. Fantastic Futures Dublin FanCo
Find a world of new adventures for everyone during Dublin-Laurens County Library’s Fantastic Futures: Dublin FanCon on Saturday, March 25th. Celebrate all things sci-fi and fantasy by cosplaying your favorite character and exploring spectacular sights. Step into a dimension of fun from 10 AM to 2 PM. Admission is FREE!
23. Wine Down
For a nationally acclaimed dining destination and handcrafted cocktails, visit Deano’s Italian! Featuring a wood-fire oven imported from Italy in a fully restored loft-style space in Downtown Dublin GA, Deano’s prepares their sauces and pastas fresh in house.
24. Rest Your Leprechauns
Rejuvenate body and mind with Dublin GA’s selection of hotels, bed & breakfasts, and RV parks. Sleep well whether you require modern amenities and fast service or desire gracious style and simple luxury. Relax knowing Dublin GA offers you and your leprechauns a restful night!