If you’re anything like me, you need a nice break from the midterm grind this weekend. Luckily, we’re quickly approaching St. Patrick’s Day and have a host of great events to celebrate it! Have some fun before delving into the last week of school before spring break; you’ve earned it.
Music on the Square, Church on the Square in Canton (7:30 – 10:30 p.m.)
Music on the Square is a monthly concert series held in Canton that celebrates musicians with roots in Baltimore. This month’s concert features Kathy Fahey, Dan Van Allen and Caleb Stine, who are storytellers and musicians with a particular interest in folklore. The concert is free to attend but donations are encouraged. Details about the concert can be found online.
March Book Giveaway, The Book Thing (9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.)
The Book Thing, which we highlighted last week, in Abell is hosting its monthly book giveaway! As usual, books at The Book Thing are completely free to take. Swing by their store to peruse its newest inventory. Entry into the store will be limited to 55 minutes for COVID-19 safety purposes. You can RSVP and get more information on Facebook.
St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl, Power Plant Live! (12 – 8 p.m.)
Head down to Power Plant Live! to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in style. The bar crawl will have live entertainment and exclusive drinks specials, and each participant gets a free first drink on the leprechauns. Presale tickets are $10 and general admission tickets are $15. Both can be purchased online.
Baltimore St. Patrick Parade, 2 – 4 p.m.
Who doesn’t love a good parade? As an Irish Catholic from Chicago myself, I find that St. Patrick’s Day is one of the best days to share in citywide festivities. Celebrate Irish music, dance and culture by camping out and watching the parade go by. The parade steps off at the Washington Monument in Mount Vernon, proceeds south on Charles Street and continues east on Pratt Street to Market Place. The parade is free to attend; you can check out more details on the parade website.