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Let the Games Begin!

Let the Games Begin! Are you counting down the hours until the Olympics begin this summer in London? Have you already started painting the American flag on your face? Has "Chariots of Fire" become your theme song during your morning workout? 

Then come join fellow Olympic enthusiasts and watch the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at a family-friendly community event in Downtown Chapel Hill! FREE and open to all ages, from those watching for the first time to those who remember the broad jumper Bob Beamon winning the gold medal in the 1968 Olympic Games. 

The party will be held on Friday, July 27 from 6PM to 9PM at Kildare's Irish Pub, 206 West Franklin Street. Parking information is available  

Come ready to win great prizes and medals! Olympic Bingo will begin at 6:30PM, Olympic Trivia will begin at 8PM, and family-fun games throughout the event while the Opening Ceremony is shown LIVE on television!

Show Your Team Colors and come dressed as your favorite Olympian either current or past, or dress in your national attire. You'll receive great prizes; and of course the admiration of all!

Kildare's Irish Pub will be offering a special international small plate menu featuring beer & food pairings from Ireland, England, Mexico, Belgium, and the grand ol' USA. Kildare's offers a great kid's menu too! Come for the Olympic fun and stay for dinner.

This event is sponsored by the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership and Kildare's Irish Pub. For more information, please visit or call 919-967-9440.