DC Area’s St. Patrick’s Day Events 2017

Bummed that you missed the Alexandria or Annapolis parade last weekend? Or maybe it just dawned on you, “Holy crap! March snuck up on me and February is already over!” Whatever your reason, you’re sure to find a St. Paddy’s Day event that’s right up your alley in the upcoming weeks. Just take a look at our list:

 

Mayor Sidney Katz at the Gaithersburg St. Patrick's Day by Shashi Bellamkonda www.shashi.co ift.tt/PD9Ibb on flickr creative commons

Mayor Sidney Katz at the Gaithersburg St. Patrick’s Day by Shashi Bellamkonda www.shashi.co ift.tt/PD9Ibb on flickr creative commons

Gaithersburg St. Patrick’s Day Parade

When: Saturday, March 11th from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon

Where: Gaithersburg, MD

Attractions: Celtic dancers, bagpipe bands, clowns, fire trucks, and more.

 

Greater Manassas St. Patrick's Day Parade http://www.stpatparade.net/

Greater Manassas St. Patrick’s Day Parade www.stpatparade.net

18th Annual Greater Manassas St. Patrick’s Day Parade

When: Saturday, March 11th at 11:00 am

Where: Old Town Manassas, VA

Attractions: Several pipe bands, including the City of Alexandria Pipe and Drum Band, Irish dance groups, Irish social groups, and much more!

 

ShamrockFest

When: Saturday, March 11th from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Where: RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.

Attractions: A full lineup of the best Celtic rock bands stockpiled with beer and assorted shenanigans make this the largest St. Patrick’s Day party in America.

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The Washington, D.C. St. Patrick’s Parade

Credit: Wayne Miller dcstpatsparade.com

The Washington D.C. 46th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade

When: Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 12:00 noon

Where: Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th Streets, N.W.

Attractions: Over 100 marching bands, military units, dance schools, floats and a variety of other groups and organizations.

 

Credit: Seamus and Friends by Butch on flickr creative commons

Credit: Seamus and Friends by Butch on flickr creative commons

St. Paddy’s Day Kegs and Eggs

When: Friday, March 17th from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm

Where: Brew Republic Bierwerks in Woodbridge, VA

Attractions: Enjoy traditional Irish beers and breakfast throughout the day. Get there early! Beer prices start at $0.25 per 12 oz. pour, but will increase by $0.25 every 20 minutes until normal Happy Hour resumes at 3 pm.

 

 

Top 3 Local Irish Pubs to Celebrate At:

1072311_682491901777206_2086463596_oIreland’s Four Provinces AKA “The 4P’s”

This pub is a personal favorite of mine with a cozy atmosphere, great beers on tap, and a fantastic Pub Trivia night every Wednesday. Located in Falls Church, Virginia, it is conveniently nestled between 66 and Route 7 and also features a free parking lot adjacent to the bar.

 

14317585_1172086036208378_4803093363118240981_nMcGinty’s Public House

Around since 2006 McGinty’s is an authentic Irish Pub in Silver Spring that is simply huge inside and is great for large groups. Enjoy one (or several) of their many brews on tap or traditional Irish fare.

 

 

10394659_10153020044824745_378932586111345916_nFado Irish Pub

Just steps from Verizon Center and all the action Chinatown has to offer lies a quaint little Irish Pub that is tucked down 7th street. Accented with huge tree trunks and earthy materials that feels very Hobbitesque, this pub is known for great brews and good times.
 

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Kristen Reynolds

Kristen Reynolds

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