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Spring forward Charlotte

As we approach March 14th and the beginning of Daylight Savings Time Charlotteans are ready and anxious to “spring forward.” Glimpses of warm weather over the weekend has officially given our city Spring fever and the extra daylight that will follow this week will soon replace seasonal depression and darkness with renewal and energy.

With our first few steady 60-degree days, one can already taste the anticipation for Spring. As you drive around Charlotte, everywhere you look people are going on walks, working in the yard, playing tennis or just generally in a good mood. And the city is fully ready to embrace the green - as in landscape and St. Patrick’s Day.

This weekend marks the 14th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Charlotte Goes Green Festival. Beginning in 1996 as a small group walking down Tryon Street with a bagpiper, this open to the public outdoor event has become Charlotte’s largest parade with over 50,000 spectators. Following the parade, Uptown will host an eight hour festival with Irish crafts, food and beer.

The festival officially kicks off this Saturday (March 13, 2010) with the start of the parade at 11:00 a.m. at Tryon and 9th street in Uptown Charlotte. 

As we welcome the warmer weather, what better way to celebrate the official coming of Spring than being outside celebrating with our community? And perhaps indulging in an Guinness or two.

Visit www.charlottestpatsday.com to find out more.

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