St. Patrick’s Day Shenanigans 2023

St. Patrick’s Day Shenanigans 2023

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! Green beer, Irish folk music, and parades are the hallmarks of this popular cultural celebration. Here is a collection of some of the best ways to celebrate in our area.

The Ballyshaners 40th Alexandria Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

Saturday, March 4 | 12:15pm

The Ballyshaners 40th Alexandria Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2023, and will feature a Car Show and Dog Show prior to the Parade kick-off. Residents and tourists are encouraged to come early to enjoy the events at one of the DC area’s finest parades. All events are free to the public.

Alexandria boasts the first St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the DC area. Traditionally, this parade is held the first Saturday in March. The parade will feature more than 60 groups including pipe bands, Irish dance schools, community groups, and a host of other performers and entertainment. It’s a fantastic day to spend with family or friends!

The day’s festivities will include a Classic Car Show, located on the 100 block of N. Pitt Street, between King and Cameron Streets. The cars will be on display at 9:00 am.

The “Fun Dog Show” will be held at 11:00 am on the Parade Reviewing Stand on King Street at the intersection with N. Royal Street. The dog show is an annual favorite, with proceeds benefiting the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

Old Town Alexandria
Parade starts at the corner of King Street and Alfred Street

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Cherish the Ladies

Sunday, March 5 | 3pm & 7pm

This Irish-American supergroup’s shows are always a spectacular blend of virtuoso instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements, and stunning step dancing. The Boston Globe raves, “It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do.”

The Barns at Wolf Trap
1635 Trap Road
Vienna, VA 22182

St. Patty’s Party
5th & 6th Grader Party

Friday, March 10 | 7pm – 9:30pm

$35/$25 MCC district residents
$20 OFC Members, who must call to make payment
Preregistration is recommended.

Old Firehouse 5th & 6th grader parties are themed and decorated accordingly. Free catered food and beverages will be distributed to participants. Parties feature a DJ, open dance floor and a variety of activities.

The Old Firehouse
1440 Chain Bridge Rd. 
McLean, VA 22101

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Seamus Egan

Friday, March 10 | 8pm

From his start as a teen prodigy, to founding the Irish-American powerhouse band Solas, Seamus Egan has inspired generations of musicians and helped define the sound of Irish music today. He is now one of the leading composers and interpreters of the tradition.

The Barns at Wolf Trap
1635 Trap Road
Vienna, VA 22182

St. Patrick’s Day Party at Lost Rhino

Saturday, March 11 | 7am – 10pm

Lost Rhino Brewing Company’s 7th annual St. Patrick’s Day party! We’re celebrating with Shooter McMunn’s Irish Stout, live music, traditional Irish dance, food specials, and more!


  • Kegs & eggs at 7 am
  • Live music by The Distance, 2-5 pm
  • Traditional dancers from the Foley Academy of Irish Dance, 5:30 pm
  • Food specials including Shooter Stew, Classic Reubens, and Shooter Ice Cream Floats
  • Swag and giveaways

And of course, we’ll have plenty of our award-winning Shooter McMunn’s Irish Stout on hand!

Lost Rhino Brewing Company
21730 Red Rum Drive, Suite #142
Ashburn, VA 20147

Greater Manassas Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

Saturday, March 11 | 11am

Come out and celebrate the Grand Irish Tradition with several pipe bands, Irish culture groups, Irish dance groups and the Manassas community!

Old Town Manassas along Center Street

Solace Brewing Co.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Saturday, March 11 | 11am – 10pm

Join us as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with green tinted Crazy Pils along with limited edition glassware. 

Entertainment Includes:

  • Irish Dancers from The Boyle School of Irish Dance – Time TBD
  • Northern VA Firefighters Pipes and Drums – 2PM
  • Celtic Underground Band – 4:30PM

Food Trucks:

  • The Grease Wagon
  • DMV Duck Donuts

Solace Brewing Co.
42615 Trade West Drive
Suite 100
Dulles, Virginia 20166

Lucky Leprechaun 5k

Live or Virtual

Sunday, March 12 | 8am
Reston Town Center

5K: $45
14 & Under 5K: $35

Feeling lucky? You will when you complete the virtual Lucky Leprechaun 5K! All pre-registered participants will receive a commemorative Lucky Leprechaun race shirt, a one-of-a-kind finisher medal, a race bib, photo overlays, and a digital finisher certificate!

Téada – Direct from Ireland

Wednesday, March 15 | 7:30pm

A traditional band with a truly worldwide reach, Téada has appeared as a frequent headliner at major music festivals throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Africa, Russia, the Middle East and Australia. Highlights include a 30,000-capacity stadium concert in Brittany, along with performances at Penang World Music Festival in Malaysia, Edmonton Folk Festival in Canada, Harare International Festival of the Arts in Zimbabwe, and Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo. In 2014, the band performed to 40,000 people during an extensive 7-week tour of Japan / Taiwan, and continues to have a strong touring presence in the United States, where Téada has toured actively since 2001.

Jammin Java
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA 22180
Tickets and more info

St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef Plate at Wildfire

Thursday, March 16
Friday, March 17

Get in the St. Patrick’s spirit!  Enjoy our Corned Beef & Cabbage Plate and Chocolate Stout Cake. The specials will be available for dine-in and carry-out after 3:00 PM on Thursday and all day on Friday.

Wildfire Restaurant
1714 International Dr.
McLean, VA 22102
(703-) 442-9110

Seán Heely Celtic Band St. Patrick’s Day Show

Thursday, March 16 | 7:30pm

Embark on a magical trip to Ireland for a performance by the Seán Heely Celtic Band to ring in St. Patrick’s Day. All of your favorite Irish songs from pub favorites to haunting rebel songs and lively dance tunes to get your toes a-tappin’!

The Seán Heely Celtic Band is quickly making a name in the greater DC area and beyond with a lineup of Nationally renowned musicians. Lead by U.S National Scottish Fiddle champion Seán Heely, the group features high-energy dance tunes, beautiful ballads and songs in the Irish and Scottish folk tradition, instrumental mastery and most of all: Music that you can’t sit still and listen to!

Jammin Java
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA 22180
Tickets and more info

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at The Old Brogue

Friday, March 17 | 7:30am – 11:30pm

The Old Brogue’s 42nd Celebration!

Irish Breakfast
Katie’s Coffee House

The Snuggery’s Irish Concerts
Featuring Tam McGeady and the Mostly Irish Band

Lunch · $45/person*
11:15am– 1:30pm & 2:00pm- 4:15pm
Lunch includes your choice of entrée and dessert.

Dinner · $60/person*
4:45pm– 7:00pm & 7:30pm– 9:45 pm
Dinner includes a choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert *Prices do not include taxes and gratuity

St.Patrick’s Day Pub Bash
Opens at 11:00 am

Traditional Irish beers at all bars
Live entertainment all day in the pub featuring Will Baskin
1:00pm-5:30pm & 7:30 until Last Call
$10 Cover Charge includes an official 2023 button
First come, first served. Limited seating. Come and Enjoy!

The Old Brogue & Katie’s Coffee House
760 Walker Rd.
Great Falls, VA 22066

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the 4P’s

Friday, March 17

It’s time to Eat, Drink, & Be IRISH! 4P’s classic St. Patrick’s Day celebration is coming soon! Featuring our delicious 3-course lunch seatings at 11am & 1pm, and 3-course dinner seatings at 4pm, 6pm, 8pm & 10pm. Enjoy Live Entertainment with Music from Gerry Timlin & Brook Yoder. We’re also open at 8am for early birds who enjoy “K’eggs” breakfast fare, AND, a selection of favorite foods are available all day in the bar and on the patio. There’s something for everyone on St. Patrick’s Day 2023, at Ireland’s Four Provinces: Call us today! 703.534.8999

Ireland’s Four Provinces
105 W. Broad Street
Falls Church, VA
(703) 534-8999

St. Patrick’s Day at Ned Devine’s

Friday, March 17

Ned Devine’s Irish Sports Pub is hosting a full day of St. Patrick’s Day celebrating:

  • Kegs & Eggs, open at 9am
  • Irish Dancers performing at 1:30pm, 5:30pm, and 8:30pm
  • Live music
    • 10:30am – 2pm: The Cold North
    • 2pm – 6pm: La Unica
    • 6pm – 9pm: Mike Leverone
    • 9:30pm – 1am: All-Star Band

Ned Devine’s Irish Sports Pub
2465 Centerville Road
Herndon, VA 20171

Jimmy’s 26th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration!

Friday, March 17 | 11am

Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern 26th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration offers a full day of celebrating:

  • Irish Menu & Libations all day!
  • Complimentary Souvenir Pins for our first 400 guests!
  • Special Edition St. Pat’s Shirts for sale at 11am!
  • Live Music: Faith Hendon 1pm – 3pm, Radio NV 5pm – 10pm

Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern
697 Spring Street
Herndon, VA 20170

St. Patty’s at Makers

Friday, March 17 | 11:30am – 2am

March 17th is the LUCKIEST day of the year, and this year St. Patrick’s Day falls on a FRIDAY! Lucky you, lucky charms, lucky US! To celebrate, Makers Union is throwing an ALL DAY PADDY! Like, a really fricken big PADDY! We’ll have all-day drink specials, authentic Irish grub, blow up leprechauns, an inflatable 12 foot rainbow with a pot of gold because #ofcourse, and an incredible lineup of music all day long.

Makers Union
1811 Library St
Reston, VA 20190

St. Patricks Day at Shipgarten!

Friday, March 17 | 1pm – 10pm

Join us on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, as we kick off our weekend festivities! Be one of the first 50 people through the gate and get a bunch of free green swag to go with your all green outfit. Look forward to 4 sets of live music starting at 2pm and a special St. Paddy’s Day menu full of your favorite Irish dishes and drinks at an unbeatable price! We will have corn hole, giant Jenga, & cup pong games set up across our venue for you and your group to play & some leprechauns walking around the venue for you to take pictures with! If you like vendors, we have you covered with an immersive whiskey pop-up experience by a surprise vendor that will be making a specialty drink on site! And just in case you were wondering, we will have a green eggs and green beer special going on. It will be a great kick start to the weekend and you do not want to miss out!!

7581 Colshire Drive
Mclean, VA 22102

5th Annual Leprechaun Loop

Friday, March 17
Saturday, March 18

Come get Shamrocked with Sidebar & Schmidt’s BBQ at our 5th Annual Leprechaun Loop!

We are hosting our largest outdoor event of the year with a Friday AND Saturday full of of live music, DJs, drinks, food and everything Irish. We’re closing off our parking lot and providing even more space for fun.

24 South King Street
Leesburg, VA 20175
More info and tickets

St. Patrick’s Beer Festival

Saturday, March 18 | 1pm – 6pm

he fun continues on Saturday March 18th, for our (21+) St. Patties Day Drinking Party. Deck yourselves out in green and accessorize with the free swag we’re giving to the first 100 people through the gate! Roam our venue and check out the beer festival in our main tent where we will have sampling from 40+ breweries or check out the 2 different live music sets we will have playing from 12:30pm-7:30pm. If you want to make an unforgettable photo memory happen with your friends, participate in our celebratory green streamer throw at 4pm. Think JMU football games but green. And if you weren’t able to make it to our Friday event, our immersive whiskey pop-up experience will still be on our venue all day whipping up great drinks! You can try your luck at guessing how many four leaf clovers are in the boot mug at the center of our venue and the closest guess gets a gift card. When you get hungry we will have your favorite Irish dishes hot and ready at unbeatable prices; then wash it down with our drink and shot specials! We will have a green eggs and green beer promo running all day. There will also be different leprechaun faces taped up around the venue and if you see one, post it on your story and mention our @shipgarten Instagram. The person who mentions us in the most story posts will win a gift card! Get your group together and celebrate big with us!

7581 Colshire Drive
Mclean, VA 22102

Shamrock Showdown Volleyball Tournament

Saturday, March 18
Sunday, March 19


Come to The St. James to see the top club Volleyball teams compete in the Shamrock Showdown on Saturday, March 18th – Sunday March 19th.

Catch the top club volleyball teams battle it out at The St. James during St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

Please note, the game schedule will be released closer to the start of the tournament.

* Tickets day-of are subject to dynamic pricing. Purchase your tickets today to secure our best rates!

**Kids under 5 will be admitted for free

The St. James
6805 Industrial Road
Springfield, VA 22151
Tickets and more info

St. Paddy’s Kids Festival

Sunday, March 19 | 1pm – 6pm

To round out the weekend of festivities we have our Kids Festival on March 19th from 1-6pm hosted by Merida, Darth Vader & Princess Tiana! Character performances will start around 3:15pm and you will certainly recognize Merida by her flaming red hair and Scottish accent. Merida will also be performing a bow demonstration for the kids and they can even release a suction cup, ended arrow into the sky! Tell your little ones that there is a pot of gold hidden somewhere on our venue and if they find it, they get a special prize. There will also be a scavenger hunt for them to enjoy and if they complete it they will get a gift bag. We will have a craft table on site for them to make some fun Irish art or they can get a four leaf clover painted on their face at our face painting table. Let them let loose in our two moon bounces or watch them climb to new heights on our jungle gym. If your dog is your child, no worries there! Our whole venue is dog friendly and we even have a fenced in dog park for them to play in. If you’re looking for a fun, family friendly place to celebrate St. Paddy’s, Shipgarten is your spot!

7581 Colshire Drive
Mclean, VA 22102


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