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St. Patrick's Day 2024 in Norfolk, VA

Deck yourself out in green and hit the town

Dates: March 16, 2024

Whether you're Irish or not, there's no excuse to stay at home. Put on your best green outfit and hit the town to make this St. Patrick's Day in Norfolk memorable. Norfolk does not skimp out on celebrating this all-time favorite Irish holiday and welcomes everyone to join a huge green party.

St. Patrick's Day Parade

St. Patrick's Day is impossible without a massive parade. Norfolk St. Patrick's Day Parade has been held since 1967, when the celebration was initiated by Brother Knights of Father Kealey Council 3548. A huge Norfolk procession features marching bands, floats, clowns, and plenty of cars. The parade starts at Northside Middle School at 10 am and continues for 1.5 mi (2.5 km), mainly along Granby St.

After Parade Party

After the parade, the party is organized by the Columbian Club of Ocean View. The celebration starts at noon at 211 W. Government Ave., featuring live bands, vendors, and a wide selection of Irish food and drinks. In 2024, the music lineup includes Wonderland (inside stage) and Savannah Band (outside). The party starts right after the parade.

Irish bars

When Norfolk goes green, you can stop by Grace O'Malley's, the only Irish pub in Norfolk with the most authentic interior and menu. You can enjoy watching live Irish performers of Gaelic songs and dance, chug beer, and enjoy traditional dishes like shepherd's pie.

Another option is O'Connor Brewing Co., the first microbrewery in the city. Its most popular beer, with a rich roasted malt aroma and hints of dark chocolate, is called Odis. These places are a must-see on St. Patrick's Day!

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