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DORA St. Patrick's Day Festival

The Downtown Orangeburg Revitalization Association’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. March 15, on Memorial Plaza in downtown Orangeburg. There will music and dancing, and children 12 and under dressed in green will be given a special gift from the Downtown Leprechaun.

The Downtown Orangeburg Revitalization Association will present its third annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 15, on Memorial Plaza in downtown Orangeburg.

DORA invites all to gather family and friends and wear some green to enjoy the only St. Patrick’s Day Festival in Orangeburg.

The celebration will feature music and dancing on the main stage, featuring Jimmy Joyner and the Main Street Band. Lawn chairs are welcome, and children ages 12 and under dressed in green will be given a special gift from the Downtown Leprechaun. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

St. Patrick’s Day began as an annual feast day to celebrate St. Patrick, the most commonly recognized patron saint of Ireland. The Irish have observed this day as a holiday for more than 1,000 years, and it is currently recognized by people of other ethnicities. The day is widely celebrated by wearing green clothing and items such as shamrocks. According to Irish tradition, those who do not wear green on St. Patrick’s Day face the risk of being affectionately pinched.

The celebration is made possible by the support of the City of Orangeburg, Downtown Orangeburg businesses, DORA Board of Directors and DORA volunteers.

DORA invites attendees to explore Orangeburg’s unique businesses and shop local while they’re downtown.

For more information, visit DORA on Facebook, visit the website at www.downtownorangeburg.com or call 531-6186.

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