On Saturday, March 14, 2015, downtown Decatur will begin its St. Patrick’s Day celebration that is sure to leave the town green. The main celebration, Paint It Green, is set for March 14th with activities continuing through St. Patrick’s Day. Many restaurants and retail establishments will offer discounts and door prizes and there will be several St. Patrick’s-themed activities lined up for the day.
Beginning Saturday, downtown Decatur will be glowing green from thousands of lights hung from storefronts to the streets. Activities include a Leprechaun scavenger hunt with prizes and a Leprechaun mascot will be making its way around the downtown area for festivalgoers to take selfies for an Internet contest. After 6 p.m. on Saturday, a portion of 2nd Avenue will be closed for traffic and a drumline will get the crowd fired up for the evening.
For the scavenger hunt, leprechauns will be hidden in downtown businesses located on 2nd Avenue and Bank Street. The leprechauns are laminated cards approximately five inches in diameter with a green leprechaun on the front with the Experience Downtown Decatur logo and each one will be associated with a money prize or specialty item. Clues will be given out on https://www.facebook.com/events/627963200666312. The scavenger hunt begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
Every business with a certified shamrock displayed in its window will give green-wearing patrons a discount beginning Saturday and ending Tuesday, March 17th.
Paint it Green is set for 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on March 14th. The lights and specials will continue through the close of business on March 17th.
For more information, visit the Downtown Decatur Merchant and Business Association’s Facebook page or the Facebook page listed above.