March 11, 2016 / editor

St. Patrick’s Day is quickly approaching and we are excited about it! Here in Alexandria and other From healthy runs to running for the green beer, Alexandria and the rest of the DMV know how to celebrate the Irish culture and make sure everyone feels Irish for the day!  Where to go keep calm and Irish on?  Read below to find out where the green beer is flowing and live music awaits you this St. Patrick’s Day.

Deck yourself out in your favorite green running gear and head to Arlington on Saturday, March 12th for the Four Courts 4 Miler.  If running a race isn’t your thing then crawl your way through DC or Arlington in one of the area’s most popular bar crawls.  On Saturday, March 12th, participate in the DC Leprecrawl from 12-9pm.  Just in case you are in need of more green beer, on Saturday, March 19th, from 1-9pm, Arlington will play host to The Shamrock Crawl.

However, if you are looking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with live entertainment, traditional Irish food and Guinness, many local places with be hosting large parties for all to enjoy.  Head into D.C. and make your way to RFK Stadium on Saturday, March 12th, from 3-11pm for the largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the area, Shamrock Fest.  Join Bobby McKeys at the National Harbor for a pint and live music starting at 6pm on St. Patrick’s Day.  Right here in Alexandria, check out Daniel O’Connells for traditional Irish food and beer with an upscale feel. Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub will kick off their festivities on Saturday, March 12th in preparation of the big day.  Starting at noon on Saturday, Murphy’s pre-bash will have live music, Irish dancers, food and beer specials making it the place to be in Alexandria for St. Patrick’s Day.

Lastly, it wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day in the DMV without a parade! Come rain or shine, go to D.C. on Sunday, March 13th, for the ever-popular parade.  Starting at noon, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade of Washington, D.C. will run along Constitution Avenue showcasing military units, floats, various groups and organizations and marching bands.

Wherever you go to celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day, may the luck of the Irish be with you! And remember to go green, keep calm and IRISH ON! Cheers!


Posted by Jill Burke.

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