St. Patrick’s Day Events in Hampton Roads
St. Patrick’s Day 2016 is coming! Whether you are looking to see a fun-filled parade, have a bite to eat at an Irish Pub or run a marathon at the Oceanfront, you’ll have a lot to choose from in the seven cities. While St. Patrick’s Day falls on Thursday, March 17th this year, there will be events taking place throughout the first several weeks of March. Check out our list below to discover an event near you!
Keagan’s Irish Pub St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.
Located at Keagan’s Irish Pub at 244 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462.
Admission: Free and open to the public.
Highlights: Come out to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at our Town Center Irish Pub, Keagan’s! The music, festivities, toasting and beers will be flowing in celebration of the Irish Holiday.
Yuengling Shamrock Marathon & Anthem Half Marathon and TowneBank Shamrock 8k
Friday, March 18, 2016 through Sunday, March 20, 2016. For event times, click the link below.
The Sports and Fitness Expo and Packet Pick up are located at the Virginia Beach Convention Center at 1000 19th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.
Highlights: Come celebrate on St. Patrick’s Day weekend! The Yuengling Shamrock marathon starts at 8:30 AM on Sunday March 20, 2016 at 31st Street and Atlantic Avenue. The Anthem half marathon starts at 7:00 AM on Sunday March 20, 2016 at 42nd Street and Atlantic Avenue. The TowneBank Shamrock 8k starts at 7:45 AM on Saturday March 19, 2016 at 30th Street and Pacific Avenue. All participants will receive FREE race photos! Racing Highlights include: 30,000 participants, free race photos, Murphy’s Irish stew, 2-Day Leesa Shamrock Sports & Fitness Expo, Speaker Series at Expo, course entertainment and more!
Shamrock Marathon Pre Race Dinner for Team Red White & Blue
Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 6:00 PM until 8:30 PM.
Located at Mahi Mah’s at the Ramada Virginia Beach Oceanfront at 615 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.
Admission: $13.65 per diner. Dinner Tickets will be available until 6:00 PM on March 11, 2016.
Highlights: Join Team Red White & Blue Virginia Beach for the 3rd Annual Pre Race Dinner and Social for the Shamrock Marathon.
Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
Located at Wasserhund Brewing Company at 1805 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23454.
Admission: $25.00 per ticket.
Highlights: Celebrating 6 months until the tapping of the kegs at Oktoberfest, the return of warm spring weather, and most importantly to help raise money for The Beach Ambassadors of Virginia Beach! Come enjoy Wasserhund Brewing Company, Home Republic Brewpub, Big Ugly Brewing Company, Pleasure House Brewing Company, and Back Bay Brewing Company beer. Authentic German food will be available for additional purchase from The Bier Garden, or Wasserhund Pizza. From 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM, there will be a live DJ spinning all the fun day drinking music you can handle. From 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM, The Special Guests will take the stage. Ticket costs include admission, souvenir cup, and 2 drink tickets! Additional drink tickets will be available for purchase. The Beach Ambassadors will have an amazing silent auction with all proceeds going to benefit The Beach Ambassadors, as well as a portion of the events revenue going to them as well.
Saturday, March 16 beginning at 12:00 PM.
Located at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront/Boardwalk at 12th Street, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451.
Highlights: Enjoy the 5th Annual Virginia Beach St Patrick’s Day themed crawl! Show up in your best green. Meet at 12:00 PM at Chix Seaside Grille & Bar. Then head over to 11th Street Taphouse Bar & Grille, Calypso Bar & Grill and LunaSea!
Kappa Delta Shamrock Golf Challenge 2016
Sunday, March 20, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
Located at TopGolf Virginia Beach at 5444 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462.
Admission: $45.00 – $65.00. Click the link to find out more about pricing.
Highlights: Since 1981, Kappa Delta has been a proud supporter of Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA), an organization founded by the late Donna Stowe one of our own Kappa Delta alumna. The mission of PCAA, to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation’s children. To date, Kappa Delta has donated more than $15 million to help prevent child abuse in our country. A full 80 percent of the money raised stays in the community and is donated to our local beneficiary Champions for Children: Prevent Child Abuse Hampton Roads; the remaining 20 percent is donated to PCAA’s national office for its national programs.
22nd Annual Shamrockin’ in Ghent (St. Paddy’s Block Party)
Friday, March 11, 2016 from 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM.
Located at the 1500-1600 block of Colley Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia 23507.
Admission: This event is free and open to the public.
Highlights: Shamrockin’ in Ghent is Hope House Foundation’s annual St. Patrick’s Day block party on Colley Avenue in Ghent. The fun includes live music from The Newport News Pipes and Drums, The Fighting Jamesons, and the Deloreans! There will also be delicious food from Belmont House of Smoke and festive adult beverages.
Click here and here to learn more.
Friday, March 11, 2016. Doors open at 7:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.
Located at 317 Monticello Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23510.
Admission: Ticket prices start at $26.50.
Highlights: Enjoy a night with Flogging Molly, with special guests Beans on Toast.
Shamrock Go Green Party
Friday, March 18, 2016 beginning at 8:00 PM.
Located at Mermaid Winery at 330 W 22nd Street, Suite 106, Norfolk, VA 23517.
Admission: For those in green, admission is Free! For those not in green, you will get pinched with a $10 cover charge.
Highlights: Come out, wear green, dress up as a leprechaun! Shamrock your way to the winery! This is in celebration of the Shamrockin’ in Ghent and St. Patty’s Day. Featuring $3 glasses of select red and white wine. Bottle of wine valued at $75 will be given to the best-dressed individual or couple of the evening. This event will be held at Mermaid Winery Tasting Room.
49th Annual Norfolk Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM, with the After Parade Party* from 12:00 PM until 4:00 PM.
Located in Norfolk, Virginia. For the Parade Route, click here. For Parking, click here.
Admission: The Parade is free and open to the public.
Highlights: The 49th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a fun filled Irish parade with all the marching bands, clowns, floats, cars, and people necessary to make up an exciting and enjoyable parade. The Parade steps off at 10:00 AM. Don’t miss the After Parade Party, presented by the Columbian Club of Ocean View starting at 12:00 PM at 211 W. Government Avenue, featuring live bands: Tidewater Drive (outside) and The Janitors (inside the Hall). Plenty of food and refreshments will be available as well. *Open to the Public- 21 and up.
6th Year Anniversary & St. Patty’s Day Celebration at O’Connor Brewing Company
Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 12:00 PM until 9:00 PM.
Located at O’Connor Brewing Company at 211 W 24th Street, Norfolk, VA 23517.
Highlights: Enjoy an all-day St. Patrick’s Day party as O’Connor Brewing Company celebrates 6 years of craft beer! 6 special stouts in honor of their 6th birthday and green beer! Live music from North Carolina’s The Midatlantic (indie folk rock). Irish inspired menu items from Karnage Asada, Capt’n Crabby & Just Cupcakes. Highlights also include brewery tours, giant Jenga, giant connect four, shuffleboard & foosball!
City Center Shamrock
Thursday March 17, 2016 from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM.
Located at City Center at Oyster Point at 701 Town Center Drive, #100, Newport News, VA 23606.
Admission: Parking and admission are free.
Highlights: Bring your friends, wear your green and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at City Center! Musical performances by The Fighting Jamesons (Irish Rock), Celtica (Celtic) and the Newport News Police Pipe and Drums (Bagpipes). You will find delicious food trucks, a corn-hole tournament, activities for the kids, and beverages for the adults.
Shamrocks & Shenanigans St. Patrick’s Day 2016
Saturday, March 12, 2016. Doors open at 6:00 PM.
Located at PBR Hampton Roads & Tapps at 1976 Power Plant Parkway, Hampton, Virginia 23666.
Admission: Tickets are $10.
Highlights: Enjoy green beer, a “Find the Gold” scavenger hunt, and so much more!
Chesapeake City St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Saturday, March 12th, 2016 beginning at 12:00 PM.
Located in Chesapeake, Virginia. Parade Route: 4th Street, Bohemia Avenue, Pell Garden’s Loop, 1st Street, Geo. Street, and 3rd Street.
Admission: Free and open to the public.
Highlights: Bring your family to watch the Mummer’s Duffy String Jam Band, floats, high school bands and more. Visit Pell Gardens following the parade for prizes and music!
An Afternoon of Cards, Games and Friendship
Thursday, March 17, 2016 from 11:30 AM until 4:00 PM.
Located at the Kingspoint Club House at 119 Northpoint Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23185.
Admission: $20 per guest. Net proceeds will support the Women’s Club of Williamsburg’s scholarships and community service programs.
Highlights: Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an afternoon of cards and games with your friends! Play bridge, mah jongg, Shanghai rummy and more. Win big with a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and more raffles and enjoy light refreshments (salads, desserts, coffee and tea)!
Pubs in Hampton Roads
Would you like to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at an Irish Pub in Hampton Roads? Check out the list below!
Keagan’s at Town Center
244 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Finn McCools Fish House and Tavern
3388 Princess Anne Road, #311, Virginia Beach, VA 23453
1049 Independence Boulevard, Suite 14A, Virginia Beach, VA 23455
1936 Laskin Road, Suite #201, Virginia Beach, VA 23454
1830 Kempsville Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Abbey Road Pub & Restaurant
203 22nd Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
O’Leary’s Bar and Grill
2865 Lynnhaven Drive, Suite D3, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Murphy’s Virginia Beach
2914 Pacific Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
1408 Colley Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23517
Murphy’s Law Pub and Grill
3574 N Military Highway, Norfolk, VA 23518
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s
309 Oyster Point Road, Newport News, VA 23602
Bailey’s Newport News
12300 Jefferson Avenue, #110, Newport News, VA 23602
11010 Loftis Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23606
Park Lane Tavern
4200 Kilgore Avenue, Hampton, Virginia, 23666
Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery
4200 Portsmouth Boulevard, Chesapeake, VA 23221
136 N. Battlefield Boulevard, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320
1412 Greenbrier Parkway, Chesapeake, VA 23320
119 W. Constance Road, Suffolk, VA 23434