Fountain Square will begin its St. Paddy’s Day festivities early this year. For 12 hours on Saturday, the square will be transformed into everything Irish. Try a Cheeky Meat Pie and wash it down with a Guinness or Murphy’s Irish Stout. There will be live music with performances by Roger Drawdy & the Firestarters, 9 Castle Close and seven other bands plus a performance from the McGing Irish Dancers.
The party continues on Monday with more live music, meat pies and merchandise.
10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday. Free. Fountain Square, Fifth and Vine streets, Downtown, myfountainsquare.com.