We go big with the St. Patrick’s Day events and celebrations in Virginia’s Blue Ridge!

In 2016, Bustle named Roanoke of The 10 Best St. Patrick’s Day Cities in the United States and we work hard to maintain that reputation with a variety of great events.

We celebrate with St. Patty’s Day parties, parades, live music, fun runs, and more.

Here’s your guide to this year’s St. Patrick’s Day events in Virginia’s Blue Ridge!

NOTE: Many events in Virginia's Blue Ridge are being canceled. We’ll provide updates regarding event cancellations as we learn about them. We recommend checking specific event websites and Facebook pages for the most up-to-date information regarding any changes or cancellations.

St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival - CANCELED

Salem Farmers Market - March 13
Hosted by the Salem Merchants Association and presented by Fedstar Federal Credit Union, the City of Salem is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a special parade down Main Street that will be fun and family friendly! Following the parade, the Salem Farmers Market area will feature a festival that includes special treats, activities, music, and beverages.
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Freedom First St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Shamrock Festival - CANCELED

Downtown Roanoke - March 14
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Shamrock Festival in Downtown Roanoke is a huge event, with over 25,000 people usually attending the parade! Arrive early to get a good viewing spot along the parade route and then plan to spend the afternoon enjoying great music, craft beverages, and kids activities at the Shamrock Festival.
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2020 Shamrock Hill Run - POSTPONED

Roanoke Catholic School - March 14
Kick off your St. Patrick’s celebrations by participating in the 30th annual Shamrock Hill Run at Roanoke Catholic School! Options include a 5K chip-timed race and a 1 mile walk/run and many attendees walk over to the St. Patrick’s Parade in Downtown Roanoke once they’ve finished the race.
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Big Lick St. Patrick’s Day Party

Big Lick Brewing Company - March 14
Big Lick Brewing Company will have its special Lick O’ the Irish Red Ale and Paddy O’ Furniture Dry Irish Stout on tap all weekend, and this party will include special performances by bagpipers and food available from the Lazy Bulldog food truck.
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Celtic Celebration at Corned Beef & Co.

Corned Beef & Co. - March 14
Corned Beef & Co. in Downtown Roanoke is opening at 10:00 a.m. and its rooftop patio is an excellent spot for viewing the parade. The restaurant’s Celtic Celebration will feature live traditional Celtic music, dancing, party favors, Irish food specials, and more!
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Martin’s St. Patrick’s Street Party 2020

Martin’s Downtown Bar & Grill - March 14
Martin’s Downtown Bar & Grill is always one of the best spots to enjoy live music in Virginia’s Blue Ridge, and that’s no different with this year’s St. Patrick’s Street Party! There will be two stages for live music throughout the day, as well as festive Irish themed food and drinks.
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St. Patrick's Day at Wall Street Tavern

Wall Street Tavern - March 14
With its close proximity to Market Square and the parade route through Downtown Roanoke, Wall Street Tavern's patio is a great spot for celebrating St. Patrick's Day. The restaurant is offering extended hours, including opening early at 10:00 a.m. and will have live music by GOTE from 6-8:00 p.m.
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A 202 St. Paddy's Day

202 Social House - March 14
202 Social House is hosting a St. Patty's Day party where they'll be renting out Market Square in Downtown Roanoke and featuring music by DJ Flex and DJ Hixx. Join the party!
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Second Annual: Hair o’ the Dog Brunch

Starr Hill Pilot Brewery & Side Stage - March 15
Starr Hill Pilot Brewery & Side Stage is ready to help you recover from your Saturday night shenanigans with its 2nd annual Hair O’ the Dog Brunch. They’ll be serving free brunch food while it lasts and offering some acoustic music that might help ease the pain of your hangover.
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St. Patrick’s Day Lunch at Preston’s

Preston’s at The Inn at Virginia Tech - March 17
Preston’s Restaurant at The Inn at Virginia Tech is serving a special St. Patrick’s Day Lunch Buffet, which will feature dishes inspired by various Irish traditions. Reservations are highly recommended.
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St. Patrick’s Day Murder Mystery at Parkway Brewing Co. - POSTPONED

Parkway Brewing Company - March 17
Spend St. Patrick’s Day at Salem’s Parkway Brewing Company taking part in an interactive murdery mystery event hosted by Jump into Mystery. You’ll ask questions, look for clues, and see if you can determine who committed the crime!
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St. Patrick’s Day with GOTE - CANCELED

Martin’s Downtown Bar & Grill - March 17
Rock out on St. Patrick’s Day with GOTE at Martin’s Downtown Bar & Grill. This local Virginia band showcases classic rock & roll and folk sounds and count groups like The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, and John Prine as some of their biggest musical influences.
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Learn more about what’s going on in the region this month by checking out the following blog post: 25 Events to Check Out this March in Virginia’s Blue Ridge >

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