You can always find a fun time any day of the year on the Northshore, and perhaps even more so on St. Patrick’s Day! Here are three ways to enjoy a day where green looks great on you:

I love a parade, especially one with lots of green!

Lucky Fun #1 – A Parade

Even if you had your fill of Mardi Gras parades, you have another pot of gold waiting in Slidell! The Olde Towne Slidell St. Patrick’s Day Parade is back, and boy is it back in a big way. On Sunday, March 13, 1 p.m., the parade will present over 50 floats, walking groups, bikes, horses, cars, trucks, dance groups and marching bands. Did I read correctly you can also gather the ingredients for Irish Stew? Yep, with heads of cabbage, thousands of onions, potatoes, celery and carrots, so bring a tote bag to fill up. The parade begins and ends at City Hall.

Lucky Fun #2 – A Concert

We may not be able to experience the annual Covington parade this year, however you can celebrate our favorite green day at the Covington Trailhead on St. Patrick’s Day! The Second Annual “Get Your Irish On” concert with headliner “Four Unplugged” is sure to get things rocking. Add in the costume contest, games and food trucks, and the fun is basically guaranteed. The event takes place 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and admission is free!

Lucky Fun #3 – A Beer (or Two)

St. Tammany Parish has a plethora of really cool brew pubs, and each one seems to know just how much we love beer. At The Brass Monkey Draught Emporium in Slidell, you have your choice of 36 brews on tap. Over at Old Rail Brewing Company, located across from the Mandeville Trailhead, we are sure there will be some green beer flowing. And at Chafunkta Brewing Company, also in Mandeville, it will be a shamrock-and-roll kind of day. Of course, Abita Brew Pub, with its amazing brew selection and delicious pub grub, makes our list. Each place knows how to serve up some great beers and great fun.

However you enjoy St. Patty’s Day this year, you can consider yourself lucky to enjoy it on the Northshore!