5 Around Town: St. Patrick's Day celebrations, fashion, antiques, and a walk for water

5 Around Town: St. Patrick's Day celebrations, fashion, antiques, and a walk for water

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - St. Patrick's Day weekend includes parades and parties, but also Charleston Fashion Week and a three-day antique show in town.

St. Patrick's Day events

Several Lowcountry areas are hosting St. Patrick's Day parties and parades on Saturday.

Downtown Charleston will feature a celebratory Mass and parade. The mass begins at 8 a.m. at St Patrick's Church. The mass will be followed by the parade at 10 a.m. The parade starts on King Street at Radcliffe Street and continues to Broad Street. The flag will be raised in front of City Hall at 11:30 a.m. while the Irish national anthem is played.

The Avondale neighborhood of West Ashley will throw a block party at Triangle Char and Bar. This will include music, food, and drinks from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door. Other neighborhood establishments will also feature St. Patrick's Day specials.

Red's Ice House on Shem Creek will host "Shamrock the Dock" from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The party on the creek will feature bagpipes, drink specials and live music. Admission is free.

Charleston Battery Season Opener

The Charleston Battery want fans to spend St. Patrick's Day on Daniel Island as the club kicks off the 2018 regular season.

The Battery will be hosting FC Cincinnati Saturday night at MUSC Health Stadium. The first 500 fans get a Charleston Battery Irish Fest t-shirt. The Battery will also have Irish dancing, beer specials, and post-game fireworks.

The gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the match kicks off at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $18. Click here for more details and to buy tickets online.

Shamrock Shuffle

The Shamrock Shuffle in Summerville gives runners a chance to get their St. Patrick's Day started.

Runners are encouraged to turn the town green while supporting health and wellness programs at the YMCA. The event on Saturday morning includes a 5K starting at 7:50 a.m., a 10K at 8 a.m., and a one-mile fun run at 9:15 a.m.

Packet pick up on race day is from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. at 208 West Doty Ave. Registration is $40 for the 5K and 10K. The fun run registration is $15. Click here for more details.

Charleston Fashion Week

The fashion world turns its attention to downtown Charleston and the tents in Marion Square.

Charleston Fashion Week features more than 40 runway shows, a dozen emerging designers, a model search, stylists, entertainment and more.

Access varies by ticket package. A pass to the Fashion Village is $50 and includes access to the Style Lounge with a big-screen viewing of the runway shows. Saturday also includes a special Mother-Daughter package that features a behind-the-scenes tour.

For a full schedule and ticket information, click here.

Charleston Antiques Show

Antique collectors and designers can search for hard-to-find items this weekend at the 15th Annual Charleston Antiques Show.

About 30 fine art and antique dealers will set up shop at the Gaillard Center from Friday to Sunday. Paintings, jewelry, furniture, rugs, and more will be on sale. Proceeds from the show benefit the Historic Charleston Foundation.

The show is open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It's open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $15 and good for all three days. Click here for more.

Walk for Water

Everyone is invited to grab a bucket and talk a walk to raise money for the millions around the world who don't have access to clean water.

Walk for Water is a three-mile walk at North Charleston's Riverfront Park on Saturday. Participants will take a two-gallon bucket and walk the course, stopping at the halfway point to fill their bucket with dirty water. The distance symbolizes the walk that some women and children make every day to collect unsafe water.

Registration is $20 for adults, 23 years and older, $15 for students 16 to 22, $5 for children ages six to 15. It is free for children five and younger. Online registration closes Friday at 12 p.m. Registration for adults and students will increase by $5 on Saturday. Click here for more information.

Rugged Maniac 5K

Runners will get down and dirty at Boone Hall Plantation for the Rugged Maniac 5K.

The obstacle race series makes a stop in Mount Pleasant on Saturday. The all-day event includes a 3.1-mile race with more than two dozen challenges, live music, games, food, and drinks.

Registration is $89 in advance and increases to $100 on race day. On-site registration opens at 8 a.m. and all racers need to be in place 90 minutes before race time. The elite racers start at 9 a.m. Click here for more information.

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