It’s officially St. Patrick’s Day weekend!
Party like a leprechaun as you down some green beer and delicious food — just don’t forget to wear green! Use this compiled list as your guide to planning something fun!
Barleyjuice — Celtic Music & St. Patrick’s Day | Carroll Arts Center, Westminster | Friday and Saturday
Dance your heart out to the talented Barleyjuice’s rebellious songs as you enjoy the traditional Celtic musical stylings all weekend long. Tickets are selling for $30 apiece — get them here! For more information about the event, check them out on their website or at Visit Maryland’s website.
Luck o’ the Ridge | Oregon Ridge Nature Center, Cockeysville | Saturday and Sunday
This event is aimed for the little tykes, 12 and under, as they search the Oregon Ridge Nature Center for their very own pot o’ gold! Whether you’re feeling lucky or just love adventure, check out this event. Tickets are selling for just $5 per kid! For more information, check out the event on the Visit Maryland website!
Maryland Wine Month | Various vineyards around Maryland | Daily
March is Maryland Wine Month! Venture out to the various vineyards and trails for self-guided tours! Trails include Antietam Highlands Wine Trail, Capital Trail, Carroll Trail, Chesapeake Trail, Cider Trail, Frederick Wine Trail, Legacy Wine Trail, Mead Trail, Piedmont Trail, and Patuxent Trail. Spend a day at one of the vineyards sampling wines and delicious food. Each winery offers a different experience, so call ahead to make sure that the place is right for you. Price varies on location. For more information, check out the event here!
Indecent | Baltimore Center Stage, Baltimore | Daily
Indecent tells the story of struggling artists from 1906 Warsaw to 1923 Broadway. The play is recommended for middle-school age and up. Tickets are selling for $20-$49. For information about the play, check out the event on the Baltimore Center Stage website!
Ocean City St. Patrick’s Day Parade | Ocean City Boardwalk | Saturday
Witness the creativity of the 40th annual Ocean City St. Patrick’s Day parade! Indulge in delicious beer and food while you gaze upon the entertaining dancers, bands, and creative floats as they stroll along the Ocean City boardwalk! If you would like to participate in the parade, sign up here! For more information, check out their website!
Symphony + Rhapsody + Variations | Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Hagerstown | Saturday and Sunday
Listen to the gorgeous stylings of Rachmaninoff, Brahms, and Prokofiev, as the featured pianist, Vanessa Perez, glides her away across the piano. Tickets are selling for $14-$74 — get them here! For more information, check it out on their website!
St. Patrick’s Day Parade | Rio Washington Center, Gaithersburg | Saturday
Get into the spirit of the holiday with an entertaining parade! Experience the creative nature of Gaithersburg locals as they dress up in traditional Irish gear and create floats to impress. Admission is free. For more information, check out the event here!
Henry IV Part 1 | Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, Baltimore | Daily
Come and witness the hilarious shenanigans of Prince Hal and Falstaff as they avoid the crown and get themselves into trouble. Hal’s maturity must be tested before he can be handed the crown. Be sure to get your tickets when you can because you won’t want to miss this production. For more information, check out the event here!
Note: There are seemingly endless St. Patrick’s Day events in Maryland this weekend; check them all out here!
Cherry Blossom Pub Pop-Up Bar | 1843 7th St. NW | Daily
Drink delicious drinks and enjoy the beautiful sight of cherry blossoms as you head on down to this pop-up bar for the third year. Drinks will include Honeydew, Honey See, and Once and Floral. Tickets are selling for $20 each. The event is 21 and over, so please, no children. For more information, check out the event here!
Into The Woods | Ford’s Theatre | Daily
Witness the dark twist on your favorite fairy tales such as Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Red Riding Hood. Follow a baker and his wife as they journey to reverse the witch’s curse so they may have a child. Tickets are on sale for $20-$83 — get them here! For more information about the musical, check it out here!
St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawling | Various Pubs in Washington, D.C. | Sunday
Visit the best Irish pubs in the area for some corn beef, cabbage, and green beer — Pubs will be featuring drink and food specials for this event, so get your fill while you can! For more information, check out the event here!
St. Patrick’s Day Weekend at the Market | Salamander Resort & Spa | Saturday and Sunday
Indulge in corn beef and cabbage stew as you get into the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day! Tickets are selling for $10 a person. For more information, check out the event, here!
Queens of Egypt | National Geographic Museum | Daily
The first exhibit after the temporary shutdown is being restored for the entire month of March. Witness the 18th and 19th dynasties of ancient Egypt and learn about the daily lives of queens such as Nefertiti. The exhibit will also feature 350 artifacts, including statues, sarcophagi, and jewelry. Tickets are being sold between $10 and $15 — get them here! For more information, check out the event here!
An Evening with With Dailey and Vincent | Franklin County High School, Franklin | Friday
Enjoy the most anticipated bluegrass concert in Franklin County. Dailey & Vincent bring a mixture of bluegrass and country music with a timeless talent to the stage. Tickets are selling for $25-$30 — get them here! For more information, check out the event here!
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City | Chrysler-Hall, Norfolk | Friday-Sunday
When their mothers become roommates in a cancer hospital room, an unlikely friendship is formed between a 20-something comedian and a middle-aged man. Follow their journey as they weave through life’s toughest decisions and crack inappropriate jokes. Tickets are selling for $12-$15 apiece — get them here! For more information about the play, check it out on the Seven Venues website.
Ballad Health Shamrock 4-Miler | Abingdon Market Pavilion, Abingdon | Friday
A very fun four-mile run with a DJ, music, and food to enjoy afterwards! Race to the finish line dressed up in your Irish gear. Registration for the race is $15 for walkers and $25 for runners — sign up here! For more information, check out the event here!
Irish Road Bowling | Montgomery Hall Park, Staunton | Saturday
Join them for a wee bit o’ fun as you celebrate Irish culture in a family-friendly bowling competition. Tickets are $20 for a 3-person team and $25 for a 4-person team! For more information, check out the event here!
The Bluest Eye | Wells Theatre, Norfolk | Sunday
Based on Toni Morrison’s first novel, the production explores race and class during the post-Great Depression era. The play covers the dynamic struggles with racism and how to overcome them. You can purchase tickets for $20-$55 — get them here! For more information, check out the play on the Seven Venues website.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration | Blue Mountain Brewery, Afton | Sunday
Head on out to the Blue Mountain Brewery for Irish menu specials, giveaways, and live Irish music. Admission to the event is free! For more information, check out the event here!
Shamrock the Block | The Boulevard, Richmond | Saturday
Are you ready for the annual event, “Shamrock the Block”? It will feature great food, live music all day, and plenty o’ green beverages, so bring your own driver! There are lots of kid-friendly activities, too, so bring along the little ones for some family day fun! Admission to the event is free. For more information, check out the event here!
Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend | Virginia Beach Oceanfront | Friday-Sunday
Virginia Beach’s annual St. Patrick’s Day event kicks off the holiday with three different races. After the race is finished, racers over 21 will get a free Yuengling and enjoy a complimentary bowl of Irish stew — you don’t want to miss this event. For more information, check out the event here!
What Happened to R&B | The Norva, Norfolk | Friday
Have you been wondering what happened to the R&B you used to know? Celebrate artists such as Stevie Wonder, Jodeci, and Jaques. Whether you remember how it used to be or not, this event will take you back. Tickets are selling for $20-$25 apiece — get them here! For more information, check out the event here!
The Wizard of Oz | The Colonial Center for the Performing Arts, South Hill | Saturday and Sunday
Join Dorothy and Toto as they travel along the Yellow Brick Road to find their way home to Kansas. The compelling and popular musical film comes to life on the small stage. Hear your favorite songs from the film including, “Over The Rainbow,” “Munchkinland (Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead),” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “We’re Off To See The Wizard (Follow the Yellow Brick Road),” and many more. Tickets are selling for $15 apiece! For more information, check out the event here!
What are your plans for the weekend? Did we miss your favorite event? Tell us in the comments!