In a few weeks, everyone will be Irish, at least for a day. St. Patrick's Day is always on March 17th. A few days before that, a number of Alton bars have come together to celebrate the holiday.
Alton Regional Convention and Visitor's Bureau President Brett Stawar tells The Big Z portions of State Street, 3rd Street and Belle Street Downtown will be closed to traffic from 11am - 5pm on Saturday, March 12th.
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There will be a shuttle to take patrons around town. Most downtown bars, plus Hopps House at the Argosy Casino and Johnson's Corner on State Street are on the tour.