Special events

From musical performances to festivals to fun stuff for the kiddies, we’ve got your St. Patty’s-related events right here…

From musical performances to festivals to fun stuff for the kiddies, we’ve got your St. Patty’s-related events right here…

(Note: St. Patrick’s Day falls right smack in the middle of the week this year, so Richmond’s Irish-related events are happening both on and around the 17th. But hey! It just lets you spread the celebration around!)

Celtic St. Patrick’s Day Concert

Join Maggie Sansone (hammered dulcimer) Andrea Hoag (fiddle), and Sharon Knowles (Celtic harp) for an Irish sing-a-long!

Date & time: Saturday, March 6, 7:30pm
Cost: TBD
Location: First Mennonite Church, 601 E. Parham Road
Contact: Murray Ellison (bluemur@comcast.net or 804-301-7982)

Hat Factory’s Leprechaun Toss/Super Cornhole Tournament

RVANews does not advocate the tossing of anyone, but, hey, we’re not going to judge you for it.

Date & time: Saturday, March 13, 11:30am to 4:30pm
Cost: See website for registration details
Location: 140 Virginia Street
Contact: 804-788-4281

7th Annual Shamrock the Block

It’s Richmond’s first outdoor festival of the season. Hallelujah! Beers, bands, buds, what’s not to love? They’ve even got stuff planned for the kiddies!

Date & time: Saturday, March 13, 12pm to 6pm
Cost: Free!
Location: 17th Street Farmers Market
Contact: shamrocktheblock.com

St. Patrick’s Day Beef Stew Luncheon

Enjoy beef stew, breads, and desserts with the folks from Hanover Fire and EMS. Proceeds benefit volunteer firefighter training and the fire company’s operating needs. Take-out lunches available!

Date & time: Saturday, March 13, 12pm to 4pm
Cost: Adults $6, kids 10 and under are $3
Location: 13326 Hanover Courthouse Road
Contact: 804-365-4905

St. Patrick’s Day Dance

Enjoy traditional Irish dancing to music from John Turner (fiddle) and David Wiesler (keyboard). And guess what. After the dancing they have… A POTATO BAR!!!

Date & time: Saturday, March 13, 12pm
Cost: Free!
Location: Church of the Epiphany, 11000 Smoketree Drive
Contact: 804-794-0222

Irish in Richmond

Music, storytelling, and a bit of Irish History with a lovely Richmond slant.

Date & time: Sunday, March 14, 12pm to 3pm
Cost: Free!
Location: Shockoe Hill Cemetery, Off of Hospital Street between N. 2nd Street and N. 4th Street
Contact: 804-339-6007

Beyond the Bog Road: Eileen Ivers, Irish fiddle

Celebrate the Irish-American experience through Ms. Ivers’s troupe of musicians, step dancers, cloggers, and tap dancers.

Date & time: Monday, March 15, 7:30pm
Cost: $19-$38 with discounts for seniors and children
Location: Carpenter Theatre, 600 E. Grace Street
Contact: Tickets can be purchased through ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000

Meet Irish Author, Helen Williamson

Get the wee ones into the spirit as Ms. Williamson reads to them from her book Tales from Balladhoon. Following the reading, children will be able to work at a special book-making station with Ms. Williamson as she helps with creative writing, illustrating and book-making! Awwwww!

Date & time: Wednesday, March 17, 11am to 2pm
Location: Children’s Museum of Richmond, 2626 W. Broad Street
Cost: $8 museum admission (kids under 1 are free)
Contact: 804-474-7000

Greater Richmond Pipes and Drums

Bagpipes! Drums! It’s more Scottish than Irish, but we’ll take it!

Date & time: Wednesday, March 17 , 5:30pm
Cost: Free
Location: O’Tooles, 4800 Forest Hill Avenue
Contact: 804-233-1781

Ireland in Song and Story

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with some classic Celtic tunes and the Irish experience. Music and stories will include appearances by the fiddle, banjo, vocals and the bodhran.

Date & time: Wednesday, March 17 from 7pm to 8pm
Cost: Free!
Location: Hanover Tavern, 13182 Hanover Courthouse Road
Contact: 804-537-5050

25th Annual Church Hill Irish Festival

The Church Hill Irish Festival is celebrating its silver anniversary this year! Enjoy two days of festivities including a parade, music, dancing, food, fun stuff for the kids, and more!

Date & time: Saturday, March 20 (10am to 7pm) and Sunday, March 21 (10am to 6pm)
Cost: Free!
Location: St. Patrick’s Church (N. 25th Street)
Contact: churchhillirishfestival.com

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