St. Patrick's Day is almost here, and typically celebrating this holiday involves throwing a few back with friends or family, participating in a parade, and generally having a grand ol' time! But what if you're not a drinker?  

Here are some fun things to do for the Irish and Irish-at-Heart who won't be drinking on St. Paddy's Day.

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    Participate in a 5K run/walk!

    Looking for a healthier option to celebrate the Luck of the Irish? How about running the 39th Annual St. Pat's Boardwalk 10 miler and 5K run taking place on March 18th on the Atlantic City Boardwalk at 10 AM!

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    Spencer Platt/Getty Images

    Watch a Parade

    Let your green flag fly and watch one of the many St. Paddy's parades in the Garden State.

    Parades are a HUGE part of St. Patrick's Day festivities. In fact, parade fever has already hit the Garden State with Hoboken and Belmar both hosting their annual St. Patrick's Day parades over the weekend. Next up are the annual parades in both Atlantic City and Seaside Heights.

    The 30th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Atlantic City is this Saturday (3/11) at 1 PM, starting just north of the Garden Pier and the Boardwalk and ending at Albany Avenue and the Boardwalk.

    Other weekend parades include Asbury Park, Seaside Heights and Wildwood at 11:30 AM. The Wildwood parade is set to head north up Atlantic Avenue towards Olde New Jersey Avenue.

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    Dean Mitchell

    Watch a St. Partick's Day Inspired Movie

    Get the popcorn ready and settle in for a viewing party including some of the best St. Patrick's Day inspired movies like, The Quiet Man, Brooklyn, The Gangs of New York, and Leprechaun!

    I'm a wimp when it comes to scary movies, so I would probably pass on Leprechaun...just saying.

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    Charles Brutlag

    Enjoy a Irish Inspired Dinner

    Why not change things up in the kitchen and prepare an authentic Irish dinner? My wife, who is Irish, always looks forward to having a corn beef dinner with cabbage, potatoes and carrots. Don't forget my personal favorite, the Irish soda bread!

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