St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration where many people come together that takes place on March 17. Even if you are not religious or Irish, you can still have plenty of fun partaking in traditional celebrations and events. So, dress up in green and enjoy some festive food and drinks when you check out local St. Patrick’s Day celebrations near you!
Each year, St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Hattiesburg hosts an Irish-Italian Festival for local members to attend. 2019 will be the 18th annual celebration of this festival in Hattiesburg. The church has a mass service at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, that is followed by the festival from 5:30 to 10 p.m. right on the church grounds.
Guests who attend the Irish Italian Festival will be able to enjoy food, music, fellowship and the chance to win a cash price or $3,500! Kids will be able to participate in games while adults participate in a silent auction and admire the art show. The menu for this festival will consist of Irish stew, spaghetti and meatballs, sausage dogs, pizza, cotton candy, a variety of desserts and spirits. Soft drinks and water will be complimentary.
This festival is free to get into! Tickets for food and drink items are available for purchase at the entrance. Guests who are interested in entering to win the cash prize of $3,500 can purchase tickets from any member of St. Thomas church for $10.
This event has its own Facebook page that you can get updated information from as the event gets closer. Click here to view the Facebook RSVP page!
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