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St. Pat’s Day Fest planned in Downtown Alton


ALTON — Fifteen businesses will celebrate all things Irish in Downtown Alton Saturday, March 11, during the St. Pat’s Day Fest.

Beer, food, entertainment and games will be available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Expect green beer, corned beef sandwiches, Irish car bomb drinks and fiddle music. Participating businesses include: Bluff City Grill, Bottle & Barrel, Bubby & Sissy’s, Catdaddy’s, Chez Marilyn, Don & Penny’s, Elijah P’s Burgers & Brews, Firehouse Tavern, Hops House at Argosy Casino, Johnson’s Corner Restaurant, Morrison’s Irish Pub, Old Bakery Beer Co., Ragin Cajun Piano Bar, State Street Market and Tony’s Restaurant.

Argosy Casino will provide a free shuttle throughout the event. Shuttle stops will be located at Catdaddy’s, Elijah P’s, Johnson’s Corner, Bluff City Grill and Argosy Casino.

The St. Pat’s Day Fest is sponsored by the Riverbend Growth Association, Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau, Argosy Casino and Fritz Distributing.

“It’s such a natural event for the Downtown Alton businesses,” Brett Stawar, president and CEO of the Alton CVB said. “And everyone can find their pot of gold in Alton during the St. Pat’s Fest.”

Anne Fritz, of Fritz Distributing, said encouraging community events like St. Pat’s Fest is a win-win for everyone involved.

“We love being part of the community and we want to be involved in anything that brings the Alton community together like St. Pat’s Day,” Anne Fritz said.

For a map of the participating business and additional information on the event, visit:

      From the Illinois Business Journal

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