St. Patrick’s Day

Get ready for all things green on Thursday, March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, when north Gwinnett residents will have opportunities to celebrate Irish culture with special foods, music and more, and, later this weekend, a 5K race and a craft beer festival.

Here’s a look what what’s happening locally:

Daddy’ O’Brien’s Irish Ice Cream Pub is Irish-inspired all year long but will offer a special menu for  lunch and dinner from noon to 10 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day. Corned beef and cabbage is on the menu (in limited supply), as well as shepherd’s pie with green beans, a Guinness Irish stew, slices of Mommyo’s Irish bread, Irish bread pudding and more. On Thursday night, Daddy O’Brien’s will host singer-songwriter Don Law from 6 to 10 p.m. to bring music to the St. Patty’s Party. The ice cream pub is at 5919 Suwanee Dam Road, Suite 400, in Sugar Hill. Click here for more information.

Green beer will be flowing at StillFire Brewing in Suwanee on Thursday as the brewery celebrates its third annual St. Patrick’s Party. The event, which kicks off at noon, will include music, food, drinks and live music from 7 to 10 p.m. For those who want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the comfort of their own homes, StillFire is offering crowlers of its O’Farrell’s Irish Red, a light caramel malt. StillFire Brewery is at 343 U.S. Highway 23 in Suwanee. Click here for more information.

The St. Patrick’s Day celebration doesn’t end on Thursday — it continues into the weekend. On Saturday, the Suwanee Kiwanis will host the 10th annual Shamrock 5K from 8 to 10 a.m. at Suwanee Town Center Park at 220 Town Center Ave. Click here for details and to register.

Also on Saturday, March 19, the Suwanee American Craft Beer Festival will return to its St. Paddy’s Day tradition after last year’s event was held in June, with a celebration boasting the title of the biggest St. Patrick’s Day weekend party in Gwinnett. More than 350 craft beers from across the country will be available to sample during the 21-and-older event, which will include live music, festival games, food trucks and local artists and vendors. The Georgia Beer Garden will also feature breweries that call the Peach State home. Last-chance admission is available for $60, but tickets may sell out quickly. Click here for more.

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Deanna Allen has served as editor of the North Gwinnett Voice since June 2021. Effective communication and creative design are her passions.

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