The calendar in Rome, Georgia is always packed with family fun and entertainment and since St. Patrick’s Day falls during the week this year, we are celebrating the weekend before and after. Here is a list of events we’ve pulled together so you’ll know where to find the fun whenever you celebrate!
The Weekend Before
6th Annual St. PETrick’s Day Parade – March 12
The Rome-Floyd Humane Society’s St. PETrick’s Day parade is held annually along Broad Street. Dress up fido in his St. PETty’s Day best because trophies will be awarded for Best Pet Costume, Most Unusual Pet, Best Pet/Owner Team Costume and Best Pet/Owner Look Alike. Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. and the parade starts at 11 a.m. at Bridgepoint Plaza.
Backwood Boulevard at Brewhouse – March 12
Enjoy great music and food at the Brewhouse Music & Grill with band, Backwood Boulevard who will perform all your favorite country hits ! Get to Brewhouse early for this one. Tickets are $10 at the door.
St. Patrick’s Day
“Murder Me, I’m Irish” Murder Mystery at the Rome Civic Center
An evening of fun, laughs, mystery, and….a murder. Join Floyd Against Drugs for their second Murder Mystery Dinner and Silent Auction, “Murder Me, I’m Irish”. The brilliant line-up of local talent have you guessing who did it while you enjoy dinner – and all for a great cause! Tickets are $35 for individual or $60 for couples. More details.
Moon Roof Trivia at the Moon Roof Bar
Enjoy some St. Patty’s Day trivia and fun at the Moon Roof with James Schroeder! Bring a team of friends to join the fun. The fun starts at 7 p.m. and it’s free to play.
SHAMELESS NATIVES at the Dark Side of the Moon
Local favorites Ian Griffin & Stephen Smith of the Shameless Natives combine excellent musical prowess with keen wit to create some memorable clever tunes. They also have quite a unique blend of cover material under their belts. The band plays at 9 p.m., but get there early for a good seat. More details.
The Weekend After
Leprechaun-a-thon 5K & 2-Mile Health Walk – March 19
Race through historic downtown Rome and along Heritage Park Trail while wearing your St. Patty’s Day best to win prizes in the post-race costume contests. Finish with a victory lap around Maddox Track inside Barron Stadium. Register here.
6th Annual Ginger Pride Parade – March 19
Starting at 11 a.m. the 6th Annual Ginger Pride Parade will take place along Broad Street in Downtown Rome. The parade is a lighthearted approach to anti-bullying where adults and kids are promoting non-violence and humor to deflect bullying. The parade is free and is fun for the whole family. Get more details here
Paint the Town ORANGE Art Show – March 19
After the Ginger Pride Parade, check out the one day art show in the front gallery space at the DeSoto Theater. The art show is put on by parade organizers and features pieces from local and regional redhead artists and musicians. Why Orange? Well, orange is the color for Self-Harm Awareness, and coincides well the parade’s anti-bullying message. We are looking forward to seeing some work from the parade’s Grand Marshal and artist, Kyle Brooks.
Valley and Ridge Gem & Mineral Show – March 19
While in town for all the St. Patty’s Day fun, be sure to check out this free event that both kids and adults love! One of the premier events for mineral and fossil collectors, you’ll be amazed by our earth’s organic treasures including minerals, gems, fossils, meteorites, jewelry, and crystals. More here.
Comedy Night at Dark Side of the Moon – March 19
Join us for a great night full of laughs, drinks and fun! Local comedians will showcase their best comedic work! Tickets are $5 at the door. Map
The Rome Symphony Orchestra at the Berry College Ford Auditorium – March 19
The Rome Symphony Chamber Orchestra will perform masterworks of the 20th century by Aaron Copland, Ernest Bloch, and Joaquin Rodrigo. Soloists include pianist Kris Carlisle, clarinetist John Reams, and guitarist Sean Thrower. More info on concerts and ticket prices here.