St. Patrick's Day events abound in Augusta

Augusta is set to celebrate St. Patrick's Day today with a parade, food, music and dance.

The 33rd annual parade will begin at 2 p.m. at the James Brown Arena parking lot on Seventh Street.

There also will be festivities from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Augusta Common in the 800 block between Broad and Reynolds Streets.

Performers include:

- Celtic Rhythm Irish Dancers: 4:30 p.m.

- Pride of Ireland Dancers: 5 p.m.

- Rhythm & Class Cloggers: 5:30 p.m.

- Joe Stevenson: 6 p.m.

- The Vellotones: 7 p.m.

- Firing Blind: 8 p.m.

For more on the parade, see www.augustairish.com. For more on the Augusta Common celebration, call Riverwalk Special Events at (706) 821-1754.