St. Patrick’s Day calls for some major celebrating all across the DMV for those of Irish descent or just Irish at heart!
To help get you into the celebrating spirit we’ve compiled a St. Patrick’s Day Event Guide to jump-start your holiday wherever you may be in the DMV!
We have everything from family-friendly parades and festivals to pub events and beer tastings. Take a peek so you don’t miss out on the fun!
Maryland’s Biggest St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Looney’s Pub – Bel Air
312 S. Main St., Bel Air
Time: March 13th-15th & March 17th, times vary
Enjoy 4 days of Irish fun including live entertainment both inside and out under the tents, drink specials and great food! There will be a free photo booth on Saturday and a complimentary breakfast buffet on St. Patrick’s Day. Visit their website for a list of specials and the entertainment line up. We guarantee you’ll have a good time!
17th Annual Federal Hill Irish Stroll
Federal Hill, Baltimore
Time: March 14th, 12pm-9pm
Join thousands in Federal Hill for Baltimore’s largest St. Paddy’s celebration! 17 of your favorite Federal Hill establishments will be featuring $3 Miller Lites, $4 Blue Moons, $4 Redd’s Apple Ales, and various food & shot specials from 12-9pm!
Help us paint Federal Hill GREEN!
Baltimore St. Patrick’s Parade
Inner Harbor, Baltimore
Time: March 15th, 2pm
Parade steps off at 2pm at the Washington Monument and continues down Charles Street to Pratt and Market Place. Baltimore’s St. Patrick Parade is truly the jewel in Maryland’s emerald crown. For more than 50 years, thousands of spectators from the region have crowded the streets and sidewalks of downtown Baltimore and the famous Inner Harbor to watch thousands more march and celebrate Irish culture, music, song, and dance.
Shamrocks & Shenanigans
Power Plant Live, Baltimore
TIme: March 14th, 2pm
Join in all the fun at Power Plant Live! for a FREE all-day Live Music Festival featuring Pasadena, Dale and the Z Dubs, Morning Fatty and more! Enjoy $5 green beer package, Irish festival foods, Leprechaun obstacle course and St. Pats swag for the first 500 guests.
Kegs and Eggs
Power Plant Live, Baltimore
TIme: March 14th, 10am-3pm
Power Plant will be hosting a Kegs and Eggs rally! The all-inclusive ticket includes green beer, a breakfast buffet and discounted Irish Car Bombs!
St. Patrick’s Day Cake Class
Charm City Cakes
2936 Remington Ave, Baltimore
TIme: March 14th, 2pm
What better way to prep for St. Patrick’s Day then with cake? Students will learn how to stack, carve, and fondant a sculpted cake. Participants will then airbrush the cake to make it look like a tall glass of Guinness.
Pierce’s Park at Pier V
Time: March 15th, 10:30am- 2pm
Price: Free admission, $7 Kids Activities, $20 Drink Wristband
Irish Eyes will be smiling at the Waterfront Partnership’s Annual Shamrock Shindig! Live music by Barleyjuice, a Celtic band from Philly, food trucks, bar service, Shamrock Alley for kids, strolling entertainment and much more! Don’t forget to stay after the event for the 60th Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade which kicks off at 2pm.
Chesapeake City St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Pub Crawl
Time: March 14th, 12pm
Welcome early spring with a parade, bagpipers, Mummers Band, antique vehicles, floats and more! Stay after for all the fun that happens at the infamous PUB CRAWL. Parade begins at 12pm on Bohemia Avenue, ending in Pell Gardens.
National Harbor’s Entertainment District
Time: March 17th
Fleet Street is coming together on St. Patty’s Day and National Harbor visitors will be able to bar hop from Cadillac Ranch, Public House, and Bobby McKey’s. Drink specials and Jameson shots will be offered and much more (each bar will have their own special offers).
WASHINGTON, D.C. & NORTHERN VIRGINIA EVENTS
DC St. Patrick’s Day Parade
7th to 17th St NW, DC
Time: March 15th, 12pm-3pm
Washington, DC celebrates Saint Patrick’s Day with a parade along Constitution Avenue with floats, marching bands, pipe bands, military, police, and fire departments. St. Patrick’s Day is a family day in Washington, DC bringing people together to share the culture of the Irish!
The Yards across from Nats Park
1300 1st St SE, DC
Time: March 14th, 1:30pm-4:30pm or 6pm-9pm
At Clover Fest DC, every ticket includes admission, unlimited tastings of all of the beers and wines at the festival, unlimited full pours, live entertainment, and lawn games. Food trucks will be on-site selling food (costs extra). Must be 21+.
RFK Stadium Festival Grounds
2400 E Capitol St., NE, DC
Time: March 21st, 1pm-9pm
Price: $29.99 plus service fee
Washington, DC’s Saint Patrick’s Day street festival with live music, food, drinks, roving entertainers, craft vendors, an Irish Village, carnival rides & games and much more. The ShamrockFest is the largest St. Patrick’s Day party in the region featuring more than 40 live bands performing on nine stages. The event is held rain or shine.
Greater Manassas St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Starts at Quarry Rd. & Prescott Ave. and ends at West & Center Sts.
Time: March 14, 11am
The Greater Manassas St. Patrick’s Day Parade features Irish dancers, the Northern Virginia Firefighters, Emerald Society Pipe and Drum, Washington Scottish Pipe and Drum, and the Marine Corps Color Guard, in addition to many other local groups and organizations. The Greater Manassas St. Patrick’s Day Parade route starts at the intersection of Quarry Rd. and Prescott Ave and ends at West and Center Streets.
The Shamrock Crawl
Washington, DC and Arlington, VA
Price: $15-early bird price
Two events: March 14th in Washington, DC and March 21st in Arlington, VA. The event celebrates a full day of green revelry and fun group shenanigans with fellow Irish loving beer drinkers. Each bar will feature Shamrock shenanigans and Shamrock drink specials.
Clyde’s of Reston Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration
Time: March 14th ,10pm-1am
DJ & Dancing, Authentic Irish Foods, and Drinks Specials
8150 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner, VA
Time: March 12th-17th
Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with a weekend full of live music, dancing, and food & drinks specials. Visit their website to view the full list of events!
St. Patrick’s Day at the Old Brogue
760 C Walker Rd., Great Falls, VA
Time: March 17th, 10am
Price: $10 Cover Charge includes an official 2015 button
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a pub bash. Opens at 10:00 am. Traditional Irish beers at all 3 bars and live entertainment all day in the pub featuring Ted Garber.
For more information please contact your concierge!
Have a safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Post by: Elise D. & Allie C.