Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day In The DC Metro Area
Dancing, History, and Irish Pubs! Experience the Best of the DC Metro Area This St. Patrick's Day with Our Top Ways to Enjoy the Luck of the Irish.
From whiskey tastings to history embracing, there’s so much to do in the Washington DC area on St. Patrick’s Day. Our team has compiled a list of our favorite ways to celebrate the luck of the Irish this year.
Explore The Stained Glass At St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
The architecture and beauty of the oldest parish in Washington, DC is sure to be the highlight of your St. Patrick’s Day in the Capital. St Patrick’s Catholic Church is a center of rich history for our nation, as it served the flood of Irish immigrants who flocked to the DC area and met the needs of Irish immigrants at work on the White House and the Capitol building.
Enjoy An Irish Film Festival
The Capital Irish Film Festival by AFI Theatre and Arts Center celebrates Irish identity, culture, and artistry while bringing the best in modern Irish cinema right here to the DC metro area.
Join A Family-Friendly Race
Montgomery Parks’ Shamrockin’ Run provides fun for the entire family with a scavenger hunt, beautiful views of Lake Needwood, and an opportunity to get some exercise in the great outdoors! This event is free, but be sure you register before lacing your running shoes.
Wave Hello To The Irish Embassy In Washington DC
What better way to enjoy your holiday than to visit the Irish Embassy! An iconic townhome with a bright green and orange flag sits along Massachusetts Avenue. Enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day this year by taking a stroll through Washington, DC, and honoring Ireland in the process.
Find Your New Favorite Whiskey At One Of DC’s Best Irish Pubs
While Washington, DC has quite a few fantastic Irish Pubs, we especially love Kelly’s Irish Times. Whether you’re looking for a traditional Irish meal for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration or simply looking for an Irish whiskey tasting, Kelly’s Irish Times’ fun, welcoming atmosphere is sure to be the perfect way to spend your holiday.
Honor John F. Kennedy At Arlington National Cemetery
John Fitzgerald Kennedy took pride in being the first Irish-Catholic President of the United States. Less than a year before Kennedy was assassinated, he visited Ireland to honor his family history. Consider spending your St. Patrick’s Day in our Nation’s Capital by visiting his grave at Arlington National Cemetery, where you can find other notable American heroes, including President Taft, Walter Reed, and the Kennedy family plot.
Learn How To Irish Dance In Arlington
Whether you’re a professional dancer or just looking for a new hobby, consider signing up for an Irish dancing course at O’Neill James Irish School of Irish Dance. While in-person lessons are available in Arlington, zoom classes from beginner to advanced are also available for weekly lessons.
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