Put on your green garb and claim your (honorary) Irish status for this year's St. Patty's Day events. Gwinnett has a little bit of something for everyone, including the non-drinkers.
-- Complied by Staff Writer Meghan Kotowski
Wild Bill's is holding down a green party with Colt Ford and J.J. Longhorn. It will be a weekend fit for the luck of the Irish.
-- When: 8:30 p.m. today
-- Where: Wild Bill's, 2075 Market St., Duluth
-- Cost: $15 in advance, $25 at the door
-- 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: 12:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday
-- 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, 330 Town Center Ave., Suwanee
-- Cost: $30 day of race
-- For more information: Call Billie Marshall at 770-235-6803
ART Station is hosting its 17th annual "Raising of the Green" Fundraiser with silent auction and complimentary green beer.
-- When: 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday
-- Where: ART Station, 5384 Manor Drive, Stone Mountain
-- Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
-- For more information: Visit www.artstation.org
St. Patrick's Catholic Church hosts its inaugural St. Patrick's Day celebration in downtown Norcross with live music, food and children's activities -- without beer.
-- When: Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday
-- Where: Lillian Webb Community Park, 31 College St., Norcross
-- Cost: Free admission-- For more information: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lake Lanier Island Resorts hosts an all-day concert called ShamRock Music Festival with DJ Gary Braner and several cover bands.
-- When: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday
-- Where: Peachtree Point at Lake Lanier, 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford
-- Cost: $16 to $30
-- For more information: Visit www.lakelanierislands.com