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St. Patrick's Day 2023

A perfect occasion for a pub crawl or to see the fountain by the White House turned green

St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day

On St. Patrick's Day in Washington, D.C., everyone becomes Irish. People gather together to celebrate it with a blast, and you have every chance to see it for yourself. We've put together the most popular events and places where you can go to experience this atmosphere from within.

St. Patrick's Day Parade of Washington, D.C.

The St. Patrick's Day Parade is the main event in Washington, D.C. on St. Paddy's Day. Its route is on Constitution Ave. NW between 7th St. NW & 17th St. NW, while closure times are established by the Metropolitan Police Department and the United States Park Police. After 10 am, you'll be unable to cross the National Mall, so it's better to plan your trip in advance. Check the External Resources to get more information about the St. Patrick's Day Parade of Washington, D.C.

Places to visit and walk by

In addition to the Parade, you can find other entertainment in Washington, D.C. during St. Patrick's Day. For instance, visit St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Chinatown—the oldest parish in Washington D.C. It's open to the public and free of charge during the whole week. Also, you may walk to the Kennedy Gravesite, located at Arlington National Cemetery, since Kennedy was the United States' first Irish-Catholic president.

St. Patrick's Day bars and restaurants

And how can St. Patrick's Day in Washington, D.C. be celebrated to the fullest without a few mugs of beer? Yes, it's a must you don't want to miss. We suggest you pay attention to such places as Duffy's Irish Pub on H St., the Dubliner, Guinness Open Gate Brewery, and Kelly's Irish Times. There, you will definitely let your hair down.

Last updated: by Eleonora Provozin