Last weekend, Park Circle had a community block party in celebration of St. Patrick's Day. We'd originally planned to meet one of our local friends there, but when her two year old spontaneously decided it was nap time and she couldn't find her car keys, we decided it was best to reschedule. (Life happens and if a two year old needs a nap, it's better for everyone if they nap. I do remember that from my nannying days. haha)
Michael and I decided that we would head to the party anyways and ended up having a really nice time. We laughed while we were there because Park Circle, the area hosting the party, is a place where we come quite often to go on walks or to take blog photos. Normally the walk up and down the main street feels quite short, but on Saturday it was PACKED with people and suddenly the street felt so long. There was a lot of trying to merge with the crowd and rerouting as people came to a dead stop in front of you.
My favorite part of this event had to be a tie between all of the cute dogs that came out with their owners (I'm having the worst puppy fever these days!) and all of the epic St. Patrick's Day outfits that came out of the woodwork. Some people are very serious about their St. Patrick's Day party attire, you guys. The Great Dane wearing the mini, glittery, green top hat won the prize.
Another highlight of the event was a group of talented Celtic musicians. It was fun to listen to them play. Something about Celtic music is entrancing. Do you have any favorite Celtic musicians?
There were so many beer and food truck vendors all along the main street and a couple offshoots. I loved seeing so many community run businesses present. Michael ended up trying Lagunitas' Brown Sugar Ale. (He said it was pretty good overall. Not one of his favorite beers, but still a nice drink.) I had a King of Pops Raspberry Lime popsicle, which I loved. It was like a fun twist on a limeade except in popsicle form.
I'm really glad we discovered this event because it's always fun to be surrounded by other people in your community. Even though we didn't visit with anyone else, there was still a sense of community, and everyone was united with a common attitude of wanting to have fun. I don't know about you, but that's something I can get behind. St. Patrick's Day isn't something that I've ever really celebrated (except for wearing green to avoid getting pinched because that was definitely a thing in my circle of friends all through growing up), but I can get behind celebrations like this one!
Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day? What would you have gotten as a treat at the block party?
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