Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in COVA

Coastal Virginia knows how to do St. Patrick’s Day right, with opportunities to eat authentic Irish food and drink. And don’t forget the bag pipes!

Here are 5 ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in COVA:


Franklin Southampton

Cheers to Green Beers in Franklin! Belly up to the bar of Fred’s Restaurant in Historic Downtown Franklin to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Looking for dinner and drinks to celebrate? Be sure to try some of Fred’s fresh cabbage stew and pair it with a refreshing green beer to really get in the spirit! LEARN MORE

Police Pipes and Drums


Green Beer, Irish Red Ale & Bagpipers! There’s an Irish saying, “In Heaven there is no bee. That’s why we drink it here!” Whether that’s true or not, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to celebrate the Irish in us all and imbibe in Smithfield on St. Patty’s Day, march 17th. The Smithfield Station will be serving up some corned beef and cabbage with a pint of green beer all day long for just $13.95. And there will be plenty of toasts that day at Wharf Hill Brewing Company as they introduce their newly-released Red Ale, along with their own corned beef and cabbage specials and – as a special treat – Wharf Hill will welcome the Newport News Police Pipes and Drums! LEARN MORE



Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with celtic band Handsome Molly as they play the traditional raucous tunes and share the great ‘craic’ enjoyed by Irish communities in America and abroad on this special day.  The band will be performing at the Hennage Auditorium. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional St. Patrick’s Day dinner at Carrot Tree Kitchens, featuring Irish favorites like lamb stew, potato leek soup, salmon en croute, shepherd’s pie, and more! LEARN MORE

LOVE NN in green for St. Patty's Day

Newport News

Wear your green, bring some friends and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in City Center at Oyster Point in Newport News. The City Center Shamrock will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. March 17 at the stage by the fountain on Town Center Drive. Enjoy performances by Faol Liath Celtic Rock Band, the Pipes and Drums of the Newport News Police, Cumascaigh School of Irish Dance, and Glasgow Kiss, a traditional Celtic music ensemble. The event will include free giveaways, children’s activities, and lawn games. Food trucks will be on site and beverage sales will benefit local charities. Call 926-1400 or visit the Newport News Festivals Facebook Page for more information. A 10-minute drive from City Center is Smoke BBQ Restaurant & Bar, which is having its annual St. Patrick’s Day Bash from 5 to 10 p.m. The night will kick off with food specials and all the green beer you could possibly drink, along with the Jonny Cardigan band playing from 6 to 10 p.m. Visit Smoke’s Facebook Page or call 757-595-4320 for details. The restaurant is located at 10900 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601. LEARN MORE


If it’s the wearing, drinking, eating and celebrating all things green, then get ShamROCKED in downtown Hampton on Friday, March 17. Festivities will include live music at venues on Queens Way, as well as food and beverage specials.  Visit www.downtownhampton.com or follow on Facebook at facebook.com/downtownhamptonblockparty for further details. LEARN MORE

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