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

Freedom First St. Patrick’s Day Parade - 11:00am on March 16, 2024

The parade is rain or shine on Saturday, March 16th!

Parade Route: Begins on Jefferson Street at Elm Avenue, continues to Campbell Avenue and ends at Williamson Road.

Can't make it to the parade? WZBJ24 will be broadcasting it live!

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Freedom First Shamrock Festival on March 16, 2024 - 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.

Delta Dental Stage Band Lineup:

  • 10:00am - 11:00am — DJ Joey Nicely
  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm Phat Anchovies
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm — Empty Bottles
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm — Gasoline Alley

We are now accepting vendor applications. 

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Volunteer

Want to volunteer with us? Please click the button below to sign up. 

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Parking & Street Closures

Parking can be stressful, but we're here to make it as simple as possible. We recommend PARK Roanoke because they offer parking in lots and garages at rates lower than privately owned lots and garages. You can find a full list of downtown parking options here

Make sure to review our street closures for the event so that you can decide the on best route and parking. There are quite a few closures!


Corned Beef & Co. Celtic Celebration - March 16 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Outdoor festival featuring beer, live Celtic Music, Irish food specials, and more.

Outside music schedule:

  • 12:00 -12:45pm - Star City Ceili Band
  • 1:00- 1:55pm - Albemarle Pipes and Drums
  • 2:00-2:45pm - Star City Ceili Band
  • 3:00-3:30pm - Appalachian Piping Academy
  • 3:45-4:45pm - Star City Ceili Band

*Contests and prizes in between music!*

DJ Schedule:

  • 1pm-6pm: Rooftop
  • 2pm-Close: Island Bar
  • 8pm-Close: Phase

Learn more about the Corned Beef & Co. Celtic Celebration here


Martin's Downtown St. Pat's Street Party - March 16 - 11:00am

Outside Stage:

  • 12:00pm - Jared Stout Band
  • 2:00pm - Dirty Blanket
  • 4:00pm - Isaac Hadden Organ Trio
  • 6:00pm - Yarn
  • 8:00pm - Empty Bottles

Inside Stage:

  • 1:00pm - Christian Q & The Groove
  • 3:00pm - Liv Sloan & The Die Hards
  • 5:00pm - Eric Wayne Band
  • 7:00pm - Solacoutix
  • 9:00pm -Andrew Scotchie
  • 11:00pm - Chad Nickell & The Loose Change

GA Tickets $15 advance / $20 day of event
VIP Tickets $75 advance only

Buy pre-sale tickets now

Learn more about Martin's Street Party here.


Thank you to our sponsors!