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Feb 28

Get your Irish blood flowing early with Saint Patrick’s Day celebration

Posted on February 28, 2019 at 2:03 PM by Michael Goens

Whip out that green wardrobe, folks. It may be a wee-bit early in Blarney territory, but Saint Patty’s Day festivities are right around the corner ’round Manhappenin.

As the calendar flips to March, it may seem odd but spring arrives in only three more weeks and Irish-green themes propagate around Aggieville during Saint Patrick’s Day road races and parade events designed for March 9.

Celebrations are dialed up one week in advance of local custom, but that shouldn’t dampen the day’s delights in the ’Ville. In other words: Don’t go olagonin’ ’bout the weather forecast, instead be hitchin' an Uber and go on the lash with the lads and lasses! That's rough Irish for don't worry, be happy and have a pint with friends.


Run before you suds
A 2-mile run/walk (10 a.m.) circles City Park to start the event, which celebrates 40 years in Manhattan; the Marvin Hachmeister 10-kilometer race continues the celebration at 10:45 a.m. followed by awards. The annual parade launches down Moro at 1 p.m.

Blarney & b-ball
Irish-themed events carry over with “Travelin’ Down an Irish Road” from Switchback, a nighttime event hosted by McCain Performance Series at Wareham Opera House. The green suds are likely to flow in the ’Ville until after the K-State Wildcats cap the 2019 regular season in Bramlage Coliseum.

The Cats tip at 5 p.m. against the Oklahoma Sooners with a No. 1-seed potentially on the line for the Big 12 tournament. It’s a day packed with excitement and highlighted by the 41st annual celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day. Might as well double-dip and pack the ’Ville along with friends on March 16-17. Oh Manhattan!, a good time awaits in Manhappiness! 

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