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St. Patrick’s Day History and Events in Washington, DC and Baltimore

Uncategorized | March 8, 2018

St. Patrick’s Day is only days away! So where did this corned beef eating, green drink drinking, shamrock wearing holiday come from? And where can I find St. Patrick’s Day plans in Washington, DC? Well, if you want to find the answer to these questions, keep reading lads!

St. Patrick’s Day History

Saint Patrick lived in the fifth century. He was born of a wealthy family in Roman Britain but was later kidnapped and brought to Ireland as a slave. After a few years, Saint Patrick escaped, but later returned to Ireland tell them about God. Saint Patrick is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. It wasn’t until the ninth or tenth century when people started celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on the anniversary of his death, March 17th.

St. Patrick’s Day Events Near Baltimore, MD

Westland Distillery St. Patrick’s Day Tasting Dinner
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year at the R. House! This event will feature a four-course dinner and cocktails by the Westland Distillery Whiskeys.

The St. Patrick’s Day Comedy Show

Spend St. Patrick’s Day enjoying a few laughs with friends at a St. Patrick’s Day comedy show! This event runs from 8:30 PM to 11:00 PM.

St. Patrick’s Day Irish Whiskey, Craft Beer and Oyster Festival

This St. Patrick’s Day, spend the day at the 2nd Annual St Patrick’s Day Irish Whiskey, Craft Beer and Oyster Festival at the BoatHouse Canton! This event will last from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

The Top Irish Food and Frivolity in Baltimore, MD

Mick O’Sheas– Baltimore, MD
The James Joyce Irish Pub and Restaurant– Baltimore, MD

St. Patrick’s Day Events Near Washington, DC

St Patrick’s Day Celebration:

From 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM on St. Patrick’s Day, head to the Rosenteel Hall for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration you won’t soon forget! This event will feature a three-course meal, a full Irish bar, live music, whiskey tasting, a silent auction, and a step dancing performance! This is a family friendly event.

National Shamrock Fest:

Mark your calendars to attend the ShamrockFest at the RFK Stadium in DC on Saturday March 17th from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM! This event includes food, drinks, entertainment, vendors, carnival rides and games! Sum 41, Shaggy, Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish will be headlining this event.

Lucky Leprechaun 5k:

On Saturday March 17th starting at 8:00 AM, the Reston Town Center is hosting a Leprechaun 5k! The course of the 5k loops around the Reston Town Center and ends on Market Street. After the race the party moves to Crafthouse for awards and a celebration!

Celtic Tenors:

If you’re looking to enjoy some Irish music on St. Patrick’s Day, spend your evening at the Dumbarton United Methodist Church listening to the Celtic Tenors! There will be two shows taking place on St. Patrick’s Day, one at 4:00 PM and one at 8:00 PM.

The Best Irish Food and Frivolity Near Washington, DC

The Celtic House– Arlington, VA
The Dubliner– Washington, DC
Fado– Washington, DC

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