Jaco's Tacos (318 S. State St., 601-961-7001, jacostacos.net)
On the day of the parade, March 19, Jaco's Tacos will host the Bluz Boys from 2 to 6 p.m., followed by a dueling piano bar in which two piano players will take requests and organize sing-a-longs from 6 to 9 p.m. From 9:30 to 11 p.m., a local deejay will host a light show in the restaurant's side parking lot.
Big Sleepy's (208 W. Capitol St., 601-863-9516)
Big Sleepy's St. Paddy's Day Parade Show begins at 1 p.m. It will have music from Nashville alternative rock band Daisyhead, Memphis alternative rock band Pillow Talk and Jackson experimental jazz trio Vibe Doctors Jazz Project. Admission is $5, and the event will have $2 Pabst Blue Ribbon draft beer for ages 21 and up.
Burgers & Blues (1060 E. County Line Road, Suite 22, Ridgeland, 601-899-0038, burgersblues.com)
At Burgers & Blues' St. Paddy's Day Blowout, Stormy Monday Blues Band will play from 1 to 5 p.m., and Drivin' South will play from 6 to 10 p.m. The event will also have a cornhole tournament and all-day drink specials.
Hal & Mal's (200 S. Commerce St., 601-948-0888, halandmals.com)
Hal & Mal's Go Green St. Patrick's Day Glow Bash is from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., Friday, March 18. The event will feature DJs Rozz, C3, Trix and Sothrowed and will have more than 10,000 free glow sticks for giveaway, among other things. The event is 18 and up only.
Martin's Restaurant & Lounge (214 S. State St., 601-354-9712, martinslounge.net)
Martin's St. Paddy's Blowout is from 10 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Outside entertainment will include local deejays and a free beer garden and more. More dejays will put on sets from 1 to 5 p.m. Young Valley plays from 8 to 10 p.m., and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band plays from 10:15 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
One Block East (642 Tombigbee St., 601-944-0203, oneblockeast.com)
One Block East's Hal's St. Paddy's Parade Crawfish Boil & Street Party is from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Chasin' Dixie, Lovin Ledbetter, Chad Perry, Waylon Halen, Jason Miller Band and Burnham Road will perform.
Primos Cafe (515 Lake Harbour Drive, Ridgeland, 601-898-3600; 2323 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, 601-936-3398)
For St. Patrick's Day, Primos will have themed iced cookies.
St. Alexis Episcopal Church (650 E. South St., 601-944-0415)
St. Paddy's Parade at St. Alexis is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The festivities will include free hot dogs, and porta-potties and hand-washing stations. The parade finishes beside the church. Visitors can bring folding chairs and ice chests.
Fenian's Pub (901 E. Fortification St., 601-948-0055)
On St. Patrick's Day, March 17, Fenian's will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. It will serve a special menu that features traditional Irish food and bar bites. On the day of the parade, March 19, Fenian's will have a parade pre-game Irish breakfast buffet that will feature eggs, baked beans, fried potatoes and more for $10 all you can eat. It will also have Irish food and bar bites all day. The block party outside will have green beer. The winner of the bar's open-mic competition performs 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., then Bill Shakespeare from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and The Bailey Brothers from 9 p.m. to midnight.
The Iron Horse Grill (320 W. Pearl St., 601-398-0151, theironhorsegrill.com)
The Iron Horse's St. Paddy's Parade after-party will have live music from Kenny Brown, Jason Turner and Cary Hudson. The music starts at 3:30 p.m., and the event has no cover charge.
Campbell's Bakery (3013 N. State St., 601-362-4628, campbellsbakery.ms)
For St. Patrick's Day, Campbell's will have shamrock-shaped teacakes.
4th & Goal Sports Cafe (5100 Interstate 55 N., 769-208-8283)
4th & Goal Sports Cafe, which is inside The Hideaway, will have karaoke at 7:30 p.m. on March 19.
The Hideaway (5100 Interstate 55 N., 769-208-8283)
On the day of the parade, March 19, The Hideaway will have a parade after party that will feature Spank the Monkey and Splendid Chaos. The doors open at 8:30 p.m., and the cover charge is $10.
South Street Live (110 E. South St.)
On March 19, South Street will have its inaugural Shamrock Throwdown. The event will have performances from Chad Wesley Band, Bishop Gunn and The AM/FM. The doors open at 4 p.m., and the event ends around midnight. The cover charge
Ole Tavern on George Street (416 George St., 601-960-2700)
On March 19, Ole Tavern will host its seventh annual St. Paddy's Throwdown. It will have live music from King Edward Antoine in the downstairs area and The Whiskey Barrels in the upstairs area. Outside, it will have music from DJDVD Reign with 3D visuals from Videonauts and DJ Glenn Rodgers. The doors open at 2 p.m. and will have food and drink specials all day.
McB's Bar & Grill (815 Lake Harbour Drive, Ridgeland, 601-956-8362)
March 19, McB's will have a shuttle that will go from the bar to One Block East for the parade and will return to McB's after. Andrew Pates will play live at the bar from 5 to 9 p.m.
T'Beaux's Crawfish and Catering (941 Highway 80 E., Clinton, 601-926-4793)
For the day of the parade, March 19, T'Beaux's The Shack location will have crawfish for pick-up. For specials and pricing, find the business on Facebook.
Broad Street Baking Co. (4465 Interstate 55 N., Suite 101, 601-362-2900, broadstbakery.com)
From March 15-19, Broad Street will have a St. Paddy's Guinness-chocolate king cake filled with chocolate Bavarian cream, Guinness beer and Bailey's Irish cream. The bakery will also have other treats such as clover cupcakes, themed cookies and more.
Nandy's Candy (1220 E. Northside Drive, Suite 380, 601-362-9553, nandyscandy.com)
For St. Patrick's Day this year, Nandy's Candy will offer chocolate pots filled with chocolate coins, green white-chocolate shamrocks and white-chocolate shamrock suckers.
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