Best Things to do on St. Patrick’s Day in Tuscaloosa
Did you know that the latest U.S. Census data found that Tuscaloosa is 8.9% Irish, making it the third largest ancestry group in the county? With St. Patrick's Day quickly approaching in Tuscaloosa, we've put together a list of activities for adults and children that decide to go green for the holiday.
For anyone with youngsters, the Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa will host a weekend full of St. Patrick's Day events. Activities begin on Friday, March 15, with a Leprachaun Hunt from 5-7:30 p.m. Children will win prizes for finding a leprachaun and they'll also have a chance to participate in St. Patrick's Day crafts.
Saturday activities at the museum run from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and include a search for shamrocks and St. Patrick's Day prizes.
The museum wraps up the holiday weekend at The University of Alabama outdoor pool for the 7th Annual Duck Derby, where your lucky duck could "find its pot of gold."
While there aren't any organized activities scheduled in Tuscaloosa, St. Patrick's Day will be heavily celebrated at bars and pubs in the area. The lack of Irish pubs in the area always leads to a packed house at Innisfree Irish Pub. In fact, their other location in Birmingham has hosted "24 Hours of Madness" last year, where party-goers tried to celebrate St. Patrick's Day from 6 a.m to 6 a.m. The video below gives you a look at the debauchery.
If you know of any other places celebrating the holiday, please let us know! We'll update this story as we get closer to St. Patrick's Day.