NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Light showers did not stop the Lowcountry or the Midlands from kicking off St. Patrick's Day celebrations on Saturday.
The 12th Annual St. Paddy's Day Block Party and Parade kicked off Saturday afternoon at Park Circle in North Charleston.
The biggest St. Patrick's Day celebration in the Lowcountry even featured an appearance from Tony the Peanut Man.
"When people come out here they really let themselves go and have fun," he said. "And that's what you're supposed to do. It's better than Savannah. Savannah ain't got nothing on North Charleston!"
The celebration featured live music across three stages, street vendors, and plenty of activities for the kids.
Meanwhile in Columbia, some 40,000 people were expected at the 33rd annual St. Pat's in Five Points Festival.
The day started with a 10K road race, then the celebration of Irish flair in all its forms continued with food and music.
And in Savannah, the annual "Greening of the Fountain" took place in Forsyth Park. The fountain is one of the city's most familiar landmarks.
Savannah's big St. Patrick's Day Parade is on Tuesday, but the city is marking the holiday with a four-day festival.