Freedom First St. Patrick's Day Parade and Shamrock Festival

Save the date March 14, 2020!

Freedom First St. Patrick’s Day Parade - Take a look below for 2019 information.

Begins at 11:00am on Jefferson St. at Elm Ave., continues to Campbell Ave. and ends at Williamson Rd.

 

Shamrock Festival - Earlier Start Time!

10:00am - 5:00pm - Live music, adult beverages, and more! Admission is FREE and begins at 10:00am in the Plaza behind the City Market Building.

Check out the band lineup featuring headliner, Love Canon!

  • 10:00am - DJ Flex
  • 11:00am - Haus of Schmitt
  • 12:00pm - Fuzzy Logic
  • 1:30pm - The Broadcast
  • 3:30pm - Love Canon

Interested in signing up to be a vendor at our Shamrock Festival? Download our vendor application.

Freedom First Kids Zone

Admission is FREE! From 12:00pm - 5:00pm in a new location, on Salem Avenue near Jefferson Street. GAMES, INFLATABLES, FACE PAINTING, & MORE!

 

Corned Beef & Co. Celtic Celebration - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Corned Beef & Co.'s Celtic Celebration Music/Entertainment Schedule:

  • 12:00pm - Welcome
  • 12:10pm - Piping
  • 12:35pm - Duada 
  • 1:15pm - Massed Pipe Band
  • 1:20pm - New River Irish Dance School
  • 1:50pm - Best Knees Competition
  • 2:00pm - Beren and Luthien
  • 2:45pm - Irish Trivia
  • 3:00pm - Brian Coughlan
  • 3:45pm - Earl Henritzie
  • 4:00pm - Bagpipe Challenge
  • 4:15pm - Celtic Caterpillar

Martin's Shamrockin' Street Party - March 16th!

13 bands will perform on 2 stages. There will be a huge outdoor covered beer garden as well as plenty of Irish themed food available from the kitchen and Martin's food trailer. Admission is $15, advance tickets are on sale now at www.martinsdowntown.com

11:00am Doors/Gates Open
12:00pm Suga Grits (outdoor stage)
1:00pm Gote (inside stage)
1:45pm Half Moon (outside stage)
3:00pm Bebop Hoedown (inside stage)
3:30pm Wild Adriatic (outdoor stage)
5:15pm Hillbilly Casino (outdoor stage)
5:30pm The Kind (indoor stage)
7:00pm Chong Band (outdoor stage)
7:30pm Empty Bottles (indoor stage)
8:45pm Andy Frasco & the UN (outdoor stage)
9:30pm Groova Sacape Janis Joplin Tribute (indoor stage)
10:45pm Peoples Blues of Richmond (outdoor stage)
11:30pm War Chile (indoor stage)

Shamrock Hill 5K & 1-Mile Race - 8:30am

Start your St. Patrick's Day by running the Shamrock Hill 5K at Roanoke Catholic School!

With an 8:30am start, the race finished in plenty of time to catch the Freedom First St. Patrick's Day Parade at 11:00am and Shamrock Festival from 10:00am - 5:00pm. Take advantage of the free convenient parking at Roanoke Catholic.

Learn more and register! For questions, contact Michael Hemphill at mhemphill@roanokecatholic.com or 540.982.3532.

 

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