What Are Your Plans for St. Patrick’s Day This Year?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community Events on Friday, February 26th, 2016 at 12:39 pm
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2016 St. Patrick’s Day Events Near Woodbridge VA

Is green your favorite color? Do you love a cool pint of Guinness? Is your heart full of blarney? If you answered yes to any of the above, you might have a little Irish in you and St. Patrick’s Day may be your favorite day of the year.

If you are still figuring out your plans for this Irish-inspired holiday or mapping out your shenanigans, we have some fan favorite events here at Karen Radley Volkswagen. Take a look at favorite local 2016 St. Patrick’s Day events near Woodbridge, VA, hop in your new 2016 Volkswagen Passat and celebrate your Irish heritage with friends and family.

Local St. Patrick’s Day Parades

There is no shortage of Irish shenanigans to get into this time of year in Northern Virginia, and if you are looking for family-friendly fun, check out these local St. Patrick’s Day parades. Irish-themed floats, local marching bands, military color guards, bagpipes and leapin’ leprechauns are just the start of the fun you will find at these area parades and celebrations.

Washington D.C. St. Patrick’s Day Parade
WHEN: March 13 at Noon
WHERE: Constitution Ave. in Washington D.C.

What better place to celebrate our Irish-American heritage than in our nation’s capital? More than two and a half hours of Irish-themed fun for the family. St. Patrick’s Day floats abound at this national procession that is interspersed by military, police and fire departments and much, much more. After the parade you can enjoy countless celebrations at local Irish pubs as well.

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2016 St. Patrick’s Day Events Near Woodbridge VA at Karen Radley Volkswagen-Fat Leprechaun Cartoon with Pipe and CoinsAlexandria St. Patrick’s Day Parade
WHEN: March 5 at Noon
WHERE: Downtown Alexandria, VA

Kick this family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day event off with a classic car show and an Irish-themed dog show before the parade starts. Highlighted by the Irish Ambassador, this parade features local marching bands, local bagpipers and local military units in all their pageantry. Don’t miss out on this exciting St. Patrick’s Day parade near Woodbridge, VA.

Manassas St. Patrick’s Day Parade
WHEN: March 12 at 11 a.m.
WHERE: Center St. in Manassas, VA

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with friends and family in the heart of historic Manassas. This annual event is highlighted by Irish dance troupes, local marching bands and pipe and drum corps. If you and your family are still looking for something to do for St. Patrick’s Day, this is a fan favorite.

Local St. Patrick’s Day Events

While parades and processions are a great way to celebrate St. Patty’s Day, they may not be for everyone. If you are looking for real Irish shenanigans, we have some great St. Patrick’s Day alternatives for you to check out, from Irish-inspired rock concerts to Irish pub crawls. Throw on some green, grab some friends, hop in your new 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan and hit the road — you don’t want to miss the fun.

Shamrock Fest
WHEN: March 12 from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
WHERE: RFK Stadium in Washington D.C.

Billed as America’s largest St. Patty’s Day festival, there is no shortage of fun at this event. You can look forward to live Celtic rock bands that include the Dropkick Murphy’s and Flogging Molly. You will even get to see Vanilla Ice hit the stage. In addition to live music, there will be plenty of adult beverages to go around, carnival rides, an Irish village, Irish dancers, bag pipers and much more.

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The Shamrock Crawl
WHEN: March 19 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
WHERE: Downtown Arlington, VA

What better way to celebrate your Irish heritage than a cold pint of Guinness with friends at your favorite Arlington Irish pub. Join in the fun this year at The Shamrock Crawl. With stops at more than 13 local pubs and bars as well as party favors and a signature Shamrock mug, you can’t go wrong at this St. Patrick’s Day event. Remember — don’t drink and drive — call a cab or hand over the keys to your new 2016 Volkswagen Jetta to a designated driver.

Here at Karen Radley Volkswagen, we strive to be an important part of the community and we love St. Patrick’s Day. Join in the shenanigans at our favorite local 2016 St. Patrick’s Day events near Woodbridge, VA. You won’t be disappointed. If you need a new vehicle to get you from Point A to Point B this spring, stop in and check out the Karen Radley Volkswagen inventory. We have something for everyone.