NEWBERRY — Saint Patrick’s Day will be celebrated in downtown Newberry on Friday with the areas annual Irish Fling.
The event will be held from 6 p.m. until midnight and while there are no event in public venues, many of the downtown businesses will be offering specials.
Bubba’s Martin Street Beer Parlor will have drink specials and barbecue from 3 p.m until midnight and David Shealy will be playing.
The Flying Pie will have High on Bourbon Street playing and they will be serving Paddy Pie: Stone baked pizza; Shenanigan’s She Crab Soup; Blarney Burger; Pot of Gold: genuine Irish cream gelato; Highland’s Gaelic ale, Samual Smith’s Taddy Porter and Sun Garden Riesling.
At the The Grille on Main there will be $3 Guiness, corned beef and hash will be on the menu and BJ Stamps will be playing.
Acoustic musician and singer Lisa Stubbs will be at Half Full, which will be serving Irish beer and whiskey.
Pour Richards Tavern will have a deejay, green draft been and Irish Car Bombs.
Steven W’s will feature $3 Guinness specials and a harp.
Cabana Café and the Storm Cellar will be open from 5 p.m. until 2 a.m. with 121 Band playing, corned beef and cabbage for $15.95 and Leprechaun Martinis for $6.
The City of Newberry Council decided to allow for alcohol to be taken between venues in green cups provided by the city.
No alcohol in bottles or other containers will be allowed on the streets.
Cups will be allowed between Harrington, Martin, Friend and Nance streets and on Main Street up to Livingston’s station.
The Newberry Police Department will place signs along boundaries to make the area clear to patrons, said Mayor Foster Senn.
Also patrons will need to present a photo identification and get a wrist band to be served alcohol.
City leaders have requested local taxi companies to have a presence in the downtown area for Irish Fling should patrons need a ride home.
This year city leaders will not close any downtown streets for the event due to Mountain Heart appearing at the Newberry Opera House at 8 p.m. Friday.