This St. Patrick’s Day weekend is the (unofficial) kickoff for festival season here in Richmond! Check what’s going on around the city:

Shamrock The Block is returning to The Boulevard in Scott’s Addition! Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day and enjoy live music, food and drinks at the first outdoor festival of the season from 12-6! Once you’ve had your fill at The Boulevard you can venture into the beverage district and visit one of the 10 breweries and distilleries in the neighborhood. Bring your kids, bring your dog, but most importantly bring a designated driver!

If you’re not feeling the St. Paddy’s Day spirit you can head down to Broad Street for the “Pulse the Broad” crawl supporting your businesses impacted by GRTC construction! The construction has been challenging for local businesses along Broad so come out and enjoy this city crawl, visiting retailers, coffee shops, restaurants, galleries and other service providers between 2 pm and 5 pm! Then make a reservation at comfort, Max’s on Broad, or The Savory Grain to enjoy dinner with one of the three creators of this event!

Finally on Sunday Vasen Brewing is hosting RVA MakerFest from 1-5! Come have a beer and browse local artisan’s wares including jewelry, ceramics, bath products, and more! the Sammich food truck will be serving food all day and be sure to try Vasen’s newest craft beer releases!