From Asheville on Bikes annual Bike of the Irish to a DJ dance party at Lexington Avenue Brewery, Mountain Xpress has a roadmap so you can snake across the long St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
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.
Hundreds of celebratory bike riders took to Asheville’s streets and greenways yesterday for a St. Patrick’s Day community ride. This post features a slideshow of photos from the event.
This weekend offers astronomy, comedy, exotic sounds and more. As always, Xpress brings you the best in low-cost weekend events.
Where to wear your green in Asheville (including AoB’s annual Bike of the Irish and concerts both traditional and otherwise).
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.
From reels to hard rock, from whistles to world-beat, this round up has a March 17 show for nearly every musical taste.
What could be a more appropriate day to showcase eco-friendly apparel than St. Patrick’s Day? The Circle sends green clothing down the runway at the Get Lucky Fashion Festival on March 17.
Mark your calendar: Asheville Community Theatre holds a costume sale on March 17. Photo by Ewa Skowska.
Where to drink brew on St. Patty’s Day and how to be the Beer Master.
Looking for someplace to celebrate the luck o’ the Irish? Here’s our St. Patrick’s Day roundup.
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.