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2012 List of St. Patty's Parties

St. Patrick's Day is celebrated worldwide by millions of Irish folk -- and millions more non-Irish partiers. Lucky for you, Gwinnett County has plenty of parties to choose from, whether you're a child, athlete or just a regular Joe ready to have a good time. Cheers.

-- Complied by Staff Writer Meghan Kotowski


Considered the largest St. Patrick's Day celebration in Gwinnett County, the annual Spring Green Festival will be hosted by New Lawrenceville with runs, festival and concert

• When: Saturday, festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., concert 6 to 10 p.m.

• Where: Outside of the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan St., Lawrenceville

• Cost: Free admission

• For more information: Visit www.newlawrenceville.com


Wild Bill's is holding down two parties — one for 94.9 The Bull and one for the house. It will be a weekend fit for the luck of the Irish

• When: 8:30 p.m. Friday for The Bull's party, 9:30 p.m. Saturday for Wild Bill's party

• Where: Wild Bill's, 2075 Market St., Duluth

• Cost: $10 at both events

• For more information: Visit www.wildbillsatlanta.com


Paddy's Irish Pub is throwing a green bash with beer, food and Irish music at Chateau Elan

• When: 11 a.m. to midnight, Saturday

• Where: Paddy's Irish Pub at Chateau Elan Inn, 100 Rue Charlemagne, Braselton

• Cost: Free admission; Overnight packages available

• For more information: Visit www.chateauelan.com


Sweat for St. Patty's by joining the Suwanee Kiwanis Shamrock Run -- and enjoy green beer afterward at a local restaurant

• When: 8 a.m. Saturday

• Where: Suwanee Town Center Park, Intersection of Buford Highway and Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road, Suwanee

• Cost:$25 in advance, $30 day of race

• For more information: Email Billie Marshall at bmarshall88@aol.com or call 770-235-6803.


ART Station is hosting its 16th annual "Raising of the Green" Fundraiser with silent auction and complimentary green beer

• When: 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday

• Where: ART Station, 5384 Manor Drive, Stone Mountain

• Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door

• For more information: Visit www.artstation.org


Aurora Theatre presents a St. Patrick's concert for the kiddies with The Border Collies taking the stage

• When: 10 a.m. Saturday

• Where: Aurora Theatre, 128 Pike St., Lawrenceville

• Cost: $7 per person

• For more information: Visit www.auroratheatre.com