Plenty of ways to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day here in Richmond, all the way from Shockoe Bottom out to Innsbrook! Check out this weekend’s top events here:
Scott’s Addition – Shamrock The Block
This RVA tradition has moved from the bottom up to Scott’s Addition in recent years and always has a huge turnout! The festival takes over Boulevard from Broad to Leigh Street and runs from 12-6 on Saturday 3/16. Enjoy food, vendors, live music and lots of beer including Murphy’s Irish Stout, craft breweries from nearby Scott’s Addition and craft cocktails from Belle Isle Moonshine! Free entry, pay as you go, not necessarily kid friendly but there is a kid’s fun zone!
Shockoe Bottom – Blarney Bash and Street Festival at Siné
Check out the newly renovated 17th Street Farmer’s Market on Saturday from 12-6 for traditional Irish dancing, pipes and drums performances, beer and food trucks, and live music along with a moon bounce to keep the kids entertained while you socialize! Then head over to Rosie Connolly’s for more festivities or Sine’s for their 20th anniversary St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival! They put up a big heated tent on Virginia Street for an all-day indoor-outdoor marathon of music and celebrating until 2 am.
Innsbrook – St. Paddy’s Palooza
This one is your family friendly go-to for celebrating with the kids! In it’s 10th year, this festival at the Innsbrook Pavilion features a Kids Zone with pony rides, face painting, a bounce house, a petting zoo and a 77,000 square foot hot air balloon cave! Enjoy live music, bagpipers, food, and plenty of local craft beer from 11-5!