Shamrockin' in Ghent
For over 20 years, Ghent has hosted the most Irish block party around! This one night festivity will have you shamrockin’ out to live music from Tidewater Pipes and Drums, The DeLorean’s and The Fighting Jameson’s. Eating or drinking something green will be inevitable; it’s more the matter of where. Don't worry, we're here to help! Colley’s Cantina for green tacos and beer, Strawberry Fields for Chocolate Guinness & Whiskey Pecan gelato or maybe just the classic Corned Beef from Pendulum Fine Meats. Where ever you go and whatever you eat, dress the part and Shamrock the night away in Ghent.
St. Paddy's Day Festival
Put on your lucky green shirt, head on over to MacArthur Center Green and break out your best Irish jig. Savor the sounds of Newport News Pipe & Drum Band and the Hey Hey Houligan’s. The Hey Hey Houligan’s are a Celtic-infused punk rock band from our very own 757! Traditional Irish fare will be offered for all.
Ocean View 51st Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade
For 51 years, the Irish-born and Irish-at-heart have been turning the streets of Ocean View fifty shades of green! The dedication to attendance is immense. You will always find hundreds lining the streets, rain or shine. The streets of Norfolk turn into a sea of kilts, top hats and every green accessory imaginable. Embrace the motto “Kiss me I’m Irish”, grab a seat and enjoy. Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!
OBC’s 8th Anniversary & St. Paddy’s Day Celebration
O’Connor Brewing Company is throwing a classic Irish bash, re-opening their beer garden for the warm months and most importantly celebrating their 8th anniversary all on the same day. O’Connor’s will kick off the day with Irish step-dancers and the Celtic Trio Glasgow, followed by Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones. Multiple food trucks will be on site with Irish-inspired cuisine for this lucky day. World Beer Cup Award winning ODIS (O’Connor Dry Irish Stout) will be served all day, along with a St. Patrick’s Day must - green beer!
Come experience Lepre*Con 2018, an all day festival full of music, beer, good eats and sports. Each ticket includes: five drink tickets, access to live music from BJ and the Galaxy Groove, college basketball all day and a pop-a-shot contest for cash prizes.