Family fun abounds on St. Patrick’s Day

Who says St. Patrick’s Day is only for beer-obsessed adults?

Sure, the bars will likely be busy Saturday night. But there are also some local options for families who want to enjoy some nightlife on St. Patrick’s Day. Intrigued? Try these suggestions.

Boneheadz will perform a free concert Saturday night on the 1000 block of Broadway in downtown Columbus. Band members are Jeff Fredrick, Bo Harrelson, Andie Fredrick, Jeff Greer and Tony Skahan.

The concert is 7-10 p.m. and you can look forward to lots of sham-rockin’ tunes.

Sorry, I couldn’t resist.

Also in downtown Columbus Saturday night, you can participate in the Big Dog St. Paddy’s 5K. The race starts at 6:30 p.m. and is sponsored by Ride On Bikes, Big Dog Running Company and The Loft.

You’ll run through downtown Columbus and the Riverwalk. Participants ages 21 and older will get a ticket for an adult beverage at The Loft. Registration also includes a T-shirt (while supplies last).

Here’s one more Saturday night option for all ages: football at the Columbus Civic Center.

The aggressive sport doesn’t necessarily seem synonymous with rainbows, pots of gold and happy leprechauns. But you can expect lots of St. Patrick’s Day promotions at the Columbus Lions’ season opener.

The indoor football team will take on the Knoxville Nighthawks at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Columbus Civic Center.

The game will be played with green footballs courtesy of Knox Pest Control and Scruffy Murphy’s. Fans can enjoy green beer and Irish food.

Other promotions include Thundersticks courtesy of Knology and Lions magnetic schedules courtesy of TIC Federal Credit Union.