St. Patrick's Day at Pier Park

pattys_day_2Pier Park will be filled with Leprechaun spirit in celebration of St. Patricks Day.  Every year various forms of liquid are dyed green, including water, soda, beer and even the Chicago River, yes, they dye the whole thing.

The history of St. Patricks day started in the 5th century when St. Patrick, a converted Christian traveled the island and converted the people of Ireland.  One of many myths tell of him ridding the island of Ireland of all snakes, although, the History Channel says there were never snakes in Ireland.  Many historians explain this as an analogy of converting all the pagans.  The date is believed to have come from the day St. Patrick died, and the holiday is celebrated every year around the world, with many countries taking the day off work.  Many in Ireland spend the morning in church and the afternoon celebrating.

Today, you’ll find green beer at Hofbrau Beer Garden and live entertainment at Tootsies Orchid Lounge and Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville.  Hofbrau will have two for one drinks and Margaritaville will have food and drink specials all day long, serving the signature “Who’s to Blame” green margarita.

For more information, call Pier Park at 850 236 9974.

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