Unless you’re looking to get pinched, St. Patrick’s Day is the day for wearing green. Green shirts, green shoes, green pants — even green hair.
So put on your fake green mustache, break out your Flogging Molly tee and indulge in St. Patrick’s Day events around the area, celebrating Appalachia’s Scots-Irish heritage — and the slightly offensive stereotype of booze-loving, beer-slamming bar-goers stomping the beat for a fiddle-fronted band.
This weekend, embrace your inner headbanger, drone out to found sounds, work and learn with the Nature Conservancy or celebrate the Irish in style, all for the price of a fast food lunch. As always, we bring you the best in budget-friendly events.
So, Asheville doesn’t have a massive parade and we don’t dye the French Broad River green to commemorate the occasion. But St. Patrick’s Day — the holiday celebrating (historically) a fifth-century Christian missionary in Ireland and (in contemporary culture) Irish heritage — still gets its due.