NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - The Olde Village of North Charleston will once again host the Lowcountry's biggest St. Patrick's Day celebration this Saturday.
East Montague Avenue will be shut down as the Park Circle neighborhood hosts the 13th Annual St. Paddy's Day Block Party and Parade from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The afternoon block party will feature live music on three stages as well as food and drink from Park Circle restaurants, food trucks and other vendors. It will also include a Kid's Zone with inflatables and jump castles, face painting and a mechanical bull to ride.
The parade begins at Noon on Park Place East, across from Park Circle Community Center. The parade will proceed down East Montague to Virginia Avenue. North Charleston City Councilman Bob King is this year's Grand Marshall. The parade will also include North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey, the North Charleston High School band, the Charleston Police Pipe & Drum Band and others.
Streets will be closed to all vehicle traffic before the block party begins. East Montague will close between Virginia Avenue and Jenkins Avenue at 9:00 am and will re-open at 8:00 pm. East Montague Avenue between Park Place East and Jenkins Avenue will also shutdown at 11:30 am until the end of the parade.