St. Patrick's Day Events dc

Get Your Green On: St. Patrick’s Day Events

All Get Your Green On event listings are provided by the venues hosting them. 

TUESDAY, MARCH 7
Fado’s Perfect Pint
The district’s best bartenders compete to see who pours the best pint of Guinness. The winner of the prestigious title is beholden to a $500 prize. So if you’re interested in seeing a local bartender achieve a feather in their beer pouring cap, swing by and take in this competition. Starts at 7 p.m. Fado Irish Pub: 808 7th St. NW, DC; www.fadoirishpub.com/washington

FRIDAY, MARCH 10
The Capital Club’s Annual Shamrock Soiree
The Capital Club invites you to once again kiss the blarney stone at the 22nd annual Shamrock Soiree. This year, for all the revelers, there will be a beer and wine open bar from 9-11 p.m. Space is limited in the venue, so buy your tickets early for your favorite Irish jigs, surprises and an all-American good time. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tickets $55. Flavio DC: 1073 31st St. NW, DC; www.flaviodc.com. 

SATRUDAY, MARCH 11
Gaithersburg St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The City of Gaithersburg, in partnership with Rio Washingtonian Center and Harp & Shamrock Society, will host the 17th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. It will feature a pipe band, marching band, music, animals and more. Free to attend. Gaithersburg: 9811 Washingtonian Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD; www.gaithersburgmd.gov/leisure/st-patricks-day-parade 

Leprechaun Lap
Letting go of fool’s gold and inhibitions at DC’s biggest St. Patrick’s Day bash. Tickets to this full blarney blowout include plenty of shamrock shenanigans and exclusive drink specials such as $3 Miller Lite, $4 Blue Moon, $4 Summer Shandy, $5 Mixed Drinks and an endless supply of Gaelic indulgence. 2-10 p.m. Tickets are $6-$10. Sign of the Whale: 1825 M St. NW, DC; www.joonbug.com

Manassas St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The city of Manassas celebrates St. Patrick’s Day each year with a community parade featuring Irish dance groups, the Northern Virginia Firefighters Emerald Society Pipe and Drum, Washington Scottish Pipe and Drum, Fairfax County Sheriff’s Coalition Pipe and Drum, the Marine Corps Color Guard, and other areas groups and organizations. 11 a.m. start time. Old Town Manassas: 9431 West St. Manassas, VA; www.stpatparade.net 

Shamrock Crawl DC
The Shamrock Crawl is a time of festive jubilation, so let your Irish cheer run free! Join thousands of fellow beer lovers in celebrating a day full of green revelry at some of DC’s most popular bars. Attendees will also receive a shamrock mug, party favors and a raffle entry for great prizes. 2-10 p.m. Tickets are $25-$40. The Front Page: 1333 New Hampshire Ave. NW, DC; www.theshamrockcrawl.com 

ShamrockFest
Party at America’s largest St. Paddy’s Day festival, where thousands shake their shamrocks to Celtic rock bands. It’s pure shenanigans where the beer flows strong and everyone is Irish for the day. Lineup features widely-hailed bands of Celtic and Alternative rock including Dropkick Murphys, House of Pain, Coolio, Carbon Leaf, Street Dogs and more ShamrockFest takes place from 2-10 p.m. Tickets are $25-$75. RFK Stadium: 2400 E Capitol St. SE, DC; www.shamrockfest.com

SUNDAY, MARCH 12
DC St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Washington, DC celebrates Saint Patrick’s Day with a parade along Constitution Avenue. This two-and-a-half-hour special event, known as the Nation’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, includes 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. Downtown DC: From 7th St. to 17th St. NW, DC; www.dcstpatsparade.com 

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Brunch
A great family day with live Irish music and Irish dancers. The Maple School of Irish Dance will be dancing after the parade and the music, by Danny Burns and Aine O’Doherty will begin at 2 p.m. Fado Irish Pub: 808 7th St. NW, DC; www.fadoirishpub.com/washington 

St. Baldrick’s Foundation Fundraiser at Boundary Stone
Boundary Stone’s annual event will raise funds for childhood cancer research at the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, with local teams competing to collect donations before taking their turn in the barber’s chair. Atlas Brew Works, DC Brau and Port City Brewing will participate. Shaves will be provided by event partner Barber of Hell’s Bottom. Fundraiser kicks off at 3 p.m. To donate, volunteer or sign up to be a “shavee,” visit boundarystonedc.com. Boundary Stone: 116 Rhode Island Ave. NW, DC; www.boundarystonedc.com 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15
Guinness Dinner
Enjoy a three course dinner prepared by Chef Pedro Flores, featuring yellow fin tuna poke, paired with Harp; slow braised pork shank paired with Smithwicks; and a black and white crème brulee paired with Guinness. Dinner starts at 7 p.m. Tickets $45. Ireland’s Four Courts: 2051 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA; www.irelandfourcourts.com 

FRIDAY, MARCH 17
St. Pat’s Day – Shamrock & Roll Bash
Doors open early at 8 a.m. Enjoy a free Irish breakfast and $1 Guinness, Jameson, Smithwichs and Harp from 9-11 a.m. Catch live music from Untwisted Mister and Donuts For Dinner. All that before closing out with East Coasts original 80s Tribute Band, The Reagan Years. Early bird tickets cost $10. Union Jack’s: 9811 Washington Blvd. Gaithersburg, MD; www.unionjacksrio.com 

St. Patrick’s Day at The Dubliner
The event celebrates a day famous for green garments and Irish pride. The Dubliner is one of the largest suppliers of Guinness in DC, and it will celebrate the holiday, and its 40th anniversary with two parties, including live bands on multiple stages. All day. The Dubliner: Inside the Phoenix Park Hotel: 4 F St. NW, DC; www.dublinerdc.com 

St. Patrick’s Day at O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub
With performances by Baltimore rock band Poehemia and Irish dancers from the Boyle School of Irish Dance kicking it off in the early portion, and Mike Scoglio rounding out the late afternoon, this is a perfect opportunity to kick your feet up in an Irish pub atmosphere. Willem K Dicke will close the show. 11 a.m. – close. O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub: 3207 Washington Blvd. Arlington, VA; www.osullivansirishpub.com

St. Patrick’s Day Cask, Live Music & Food Truck
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Port City would like to invite its patrons to an evening of music, food and great beer. With Wes Tucker from 7-9 p.m. Also, Borinquen Lunchbox will serve up great food. 3-10 p.m. Free to join. Port City Brewery: 3950 Wheeler Ave. Alexandria, VA; www.portcitybrewing.com 

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Mad Fox
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with traditional Irish-style craft beer, food specials and live music. Beer releases include St. James Irish Dry Stout and Tori’s Rockstar Red Irish Red Ale. Live music by Magnolia Blue. 3-10 p.m. Free to attend. Mad Fox Brewing Company: 444 W. Broad St. #1, Falls Church, VA; www.madfoxbrewing.com 

SATURDAY, MARCH 18
Clover Beer Fest 2017
Thanks to the luck o’ the Irish, Clover Beer Fest is returning for 2017, stocked with your favorite Irish beers and ciders, plus unlimited access to green beer. There will be tasty brats, bagpipes and brews. Plus, tastings of more than 100 beers and ciders, unlimited full pour beverages, access to DC area food vendors, and live entertainment all day. Session one from 1-4 p.m., session two from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $20-$49. Yards Park: 1300 1st St. SE; www.cloverbeerfest.com 

DC Leprecrawl
The Leprecrawl is DC’s best St. Patrick’s Bar Crawl so break out your green gear and get ready to enjoy awesome beer & whiskey specials at Chinatown’s best bars during this all day event. Check in at RFD from 12-3 p.m. Event from 12-9 p.m. RFD: 810 7th St. NW, DC; www.dcleprecrawl.com 

St. Paddy’s at Starr Hill Brewery
Starr Hill Brewery is bringing the luck of the Irish, and they’ll be turning the tap room into its own Irish pub, featuring peppermint paddy mint chocolate stout. Plus, a special selection of beers and delicious Irish-style food offerings from local chefs along with live music and games all for a great cause. 12-7 p.m. Tickets are $17-$20. Starr Hill Brewery: 5391 Three Notched Rd. Crozet, VA; www.starrhill.com 

St. Patrick’s Day Kindred Spirits Whisky Class
Don’t miss this whisky-drinking, wisdom-gaining event for you and your friends all about Irish whisky in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Included in your ticket to this whisky basics class is a welcome beverage, tastings of three Irish whiskies, Irish-inspired food and Irish rock ‘n’ roll. Best Irish garb wins a special prize. 2-4 p.m. Tickets are $40. The Next Whisky Bar: 2650 Virginia Ave. NW, DC; www.eventbrite.com