St. Patrick's Day in the US capital is a time of celebration. In Washington, there's something for everyone to enjoy - whether you're interested in the culture and heritage of Ireland or just want to have a few drinks with friends at a local pub, you've got a day to remember ahead of you.
Let’s discover the best ways to celebrate and schedule St. Patrick's Day in Washington. DC.
Join the parade action
Why not celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in true Irish fashion by attending DC’s biggest parade of the year?
The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is held on the Saturday nearest to March 17. It begins around 11am at Freedom Plaza and follows along Pennsylvania Avenue towards the White House. Thousands of spectators line the streets to join in the celebration and cheer on the participants.
The parade features live music and performances, traditional Irish folk dance and colorful floats that fill the streets of downtown DC with excitement and fun. You can also enjoy (and participate in) Irish pub crawls, art shows, costume contests and more.
If this seems like the kind of thing that would get you excited, don your best green gear and get ready for a day of fun, music and a whole lot of Irish pride.