Celebrating St. Patrick In Hampton Roads
St. Patrick’s Day is a global celebration of Irish culture. In and around Hampton Roads, you can find plenty of St. Patrick’s Day fun. I have listed a few fun things to enjoy with family & friends below. The Ocean View parade is back and one of our region’s top events.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 12 | 10:30am
Enjoy festivities and a parade on downtown Smithfield’s Main Street. See creative floats, antique autos, and a performance by the Newport News Pipes & Drums band. Area merchants will support the festivities with special St. Patty’s Day sales and merchandise. Plus, FREE admission to the Isle of Wight Museum on Parade Day for those wearing green!
Fridays-Sundays | March 4-27
Busch Gardens invites you to celebrate all month long at this family-friendly event. Killarney Village is full of Irish spirit and festivities. Plus you can enjoy your favorite rides, live entertainment, scavenger hunts, and photo ops with Clancy The Leprechaun. For this special event, five-time winner of #1 theme park entertainment by USA Today, Celtic Fyre®, returns to Abbey Stone Theatre.
March 19 | 10:00am
212 E. Washington Street, Suffolk
Coming together to remove little from the heart of downtown Suffolk. Volunteers will be provided with gloves, vests, bags, and trash grabbers. Plenty of parking is available in the nearby municipal lots.
March 12 | 10:00am
Granby Street, Ocean View
Come and stake your spot along the route early, as the parade steps off at 10:00am from Northside Middle School. Don’t miss the After Parade Party, presented by the Columbian Club of Ocean View starting at noon at 211 W. Government Ave featuring live bands, plenty of food and refreshment vendors will be available as well.
Here are two delicious recipes to indulge in this time of year, Irish Soda Bread, and Corned Beef Brisket with cabbage! These recipe links are easy and taste great! And, here are some easy to make door decorations for this holiday season to show your family and friends your Irish spirit and hospitality!
May every petal on the shamrock bring you joy and good luck. Happy St.Patrick’s Day!