Sober St. Patrick’s Day Proves Not Everything Irish Has to Come Bottled


Fri 3/17 @ 5-8PM

One could argue that the alcohol industry didn’t do St. Patrick’s Day many favors, and the “Sober Seventeenth” St. Pat’s party in Lorain County is a serious push to restore a respectful celebration of Irish heritage, music and culture — not reinforcing degrading ideas and stereotypes of being falling-down drunk.

In the form of a traditional Irish hooley, but liquor-free, this third annual Sober Seventeenth happens in Avon Lake. It features County Mayo-born recording artist James Kilbane, a company from the Brady-Campbell School of Irish Dance, and special children’s activities in an all-ages atmosphere.

General admission — including appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages — is $20, with special rates of $15 for seniors and $6 for children 10 and under.

Now how about cleaning up that Cinco de Mayo?

[Written by Charles Cassady]

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