Everybody’s a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, as the old saying goes, so here at the lively Belmont at Park Bridge upscale apartment community in Alpharetta, Georgia, we are already picking out what green to wear Thursday, March 17!
And, we’re gonna have a ShamROCKIN’ good time—both with our Belmont at Park Bridge St. Patrick’s Day 2022 Scavenger Hunt AND out and about in Alpharetta, where we have so many fun opportunities to take advantage of that it really doesn’t matter that we can’t quite make it across the pond to celebrate this year.
Keep reading—the Belmont at Park Bridge Idea Specialists™ have scoped out the scene, and have a few recs for you! And, we’ve hidden the clues to the Scavenger Hunt in the blog, sure and begorrah we have! Will you be the one to find the gold at the end of the rainbow?
The first and foremost suggestion from the Idea Specialists™ is to get out and have some fun at the Luck of Avalon Friday, March 11, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with special performances from King O’Sullivan School of Irish Dance + North Georgia Pipes and Drums, live music, Irish flair and, of course, green beer! Like Awesome Alpharetta says, you can sip and stroll the boulevard as you enjoy this annual Avalon tradition. Bring your good doggo, you know how pet-friendly this city is! Belmont at Park Bridge is, too—just check out our full amenities list here, and think about making plans to enjoy some time on the tennis courts as the weather warms up.
Later in the month, you can take part in ShamRockin’ for a Cure Saturday, March 26, at the Ameris Bank Amphitheatre. Set to run from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m., this “Party for a Purpose” turns a romping good time into a fantastic fundraiser—it’s generated more than $2.9 million dollars in proceeds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation since its inaugural event. There will be live music, a silent auction, and food and drinks from over 30 vendors! Get your tickets today.
Prefer to stay in the luxurious and cozy comfort of home? Us, too, sometimes! If that’s what we decide to do this year, we’ll still mark the holiday, just with homemade corned beef sandwiches—there’s a good recipe for them in this Martha Stewart slideshow about St. Patrick’s Day corned beef and cabbage recipes. Or, if it’s pretty outside, plan on a poolside picnic. No need to sit on the ground, there are tables and chairs!
The Man, The Myth, The Legend
Just in case you didn’t know, St. Patrick’s Day marks the death of Ireland’s fifth-century patron saint, who, according to folklore, introduced Christianity to the Irish and banished snakes from the island. Perhaps the most well-known legend of St. Patrick is that he explained the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, & Holy Spirit) using the three leaves of a native Irish clover, the shamrock. “Paddy’s Day,” as it’s known there, began as and still is a religious holiday during the Lenten season, but not in the way it once was; beer company campaigns transformed it from a church-going holiday to a pint-raising one in the 1980s.
It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Clover
St. Patrick’s Day festivities wouldn’t be complete without a toast. The Idea Specialists plan to visit Alpharetta’s Jekyll Brewing in the City Center for their Erin Go Braugh brew, and think you should, too! And remember to take your umbrella with you—March weather can be so unpredictable!