Irish bagpipe players waking along the parade route. (Photo: Jon Osumi/Shutterstock)

St. Patrick’s Day is going to be a multi-day affair this year. Since it falls on a Thursday, the festivities (and drink specials) will continue Friday, Saturday, and possibly even into Sunday. Unfortunately, the Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Parade was canceled for 2022, but there’s another option nearby this weekend.

The 15th Annual Baxter Town Center Spring Fling & St. Patrick’s Day Parade is set for Saturday, March 19th in Fort Mill, SC. The free festival is packed with all sorts of artisans, food and beverage vendors, interactive displays, and live entertainment. It will be open from 2:00 to 6:00 PM.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will include Irish dancers, bagpipers, bands, floats, classic cars, and clowns. The parade kicks off at 5:00 PM. Baxter Town Center is at the intersection of I-77 and Highway 160, Exit 85. Enter the shopping center on Assembly Drive, Market Street, or off Sutton Road. Find more information HERE.