Uptown Columbus celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL)- Uptown Columbus will be partnering with Scruffy Murphy’s Irish Pub and Eatery and other businesses for the “Bash on Broadway” celebration in honor of St. Patrick’s Day weekend. 

The block party style festival will shut down the 1000 block of Broadway for fun activities and celebrations from 1- 8 p.m. on Saturday. 

The live entertainment will include Wolf & Clover from Columbus, Irish dancers from the Auburn-Opelika area, and The Rag Birds, a world-touring band. 

Stephanie Payne of Wolf & Clover said she was excited to perform for the people of Columbus where the band is based out of. She also said she sees it as an opportunity to entertain people who might not have been exposed to the band’s music yet. 

The event also offers an opportunity for the community to make a difference. Uptown and Scruffy Murphy’s will be teaming up with the St.Baldrick’s foundation during the event to help raise awareness and funds that aid in the battle of childhood cancer. 

People can volunteer to have their heads shaved or make a donation throughout the festival. 

Big Dog Running Company will also be participating in the St. Patrick’s Day events by hosting their St. Paddy’s Day 5K. The run will start at 11th street and Broadway at 6:30 p.m. 

If interested, there is still time to sign up to be a part of the race. 

Rebecca Zajac, Vice President of Community Relations and Marketing for Uptown Columbus, said, “This is a great opportunity not only to come and enjoy free live entertainment but also support the businesses on Broadway.” 

The fountains will have green water, buildings will have green decorations, and people will have green beads, but Zajac said that the event would not be complete without green beer which will have its time to shine at the festival. 

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