Uptown Greenville prepares for St. Patrick's Day festivities


GREENVILLE, Pitt County - Greenville's St. Patrick's Day Celebrations will kick off Saturday, March 11 at various locations in the Uptown District. Attendees are encouraged to don their green and gold to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. The festivities begin with a Science Expo at 10 a.m. at the Go Science Center. With over 40 science-themed booths, your little leprechauns are sure to learn and enjoy. Thanks to the generous support of the Boundary at West End, Uptown Greenville's St. Patrick's Day Festival kicks off at noon with Celtic music from Bill Redding and Friends at the Five Points Plaza, located at the corner of Fifth and Evans Street. The event will include live music, a grog garden, Irish food offerings, food trucks and kid's activities. To connect the two events, a "potato wagon" will offer hay rides between the Go Science Center and Five Points Plaza. Join Uptown Greenville in showing appreciation to our local fire rescue personnel with a meet and greet and fire rescue games and activities. Greenville, NC's Fire Rescue team will be at Five Points Plaza with a fire truck and fire safety educational activities. At 1 p.m., the green festivities go into high gear at Five Points Plaza. Attendees will hear from the event's headlining band--The Tan and Sober Gentlemen, a North Carolina based, Celtic driven band with music from both sides of the pond.

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