Join us at Elmwood Park for The 38th Annual Community School Strawberry Festival! The festival will be held Friday, May 4th from 10am - 5:30pm and Saturday, May 5th from 10am - 4pm. On Saturday there will be kids games, face painting, arts & crafts, and live music and LOTS of STRAWBERRIES!! There will be strawberry shortcakes with homemade shortcake and several types of dipped strawberries. Delicious!! If you can't make it to the festival, you can also purchase shortcake-to-go kits. Visit www.strawberryfestivalroanoke.org for all of the details.
Come and cheer on the Red Sox for opening night as they play against the Buies Creek Astros! If you are one of the first 2,500 fans of the season, you will get a magnet schedule! To find out more and buy tickets online, visit their website at http://www.milb.com/schedule/
Freedom First St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Begins at 11am on Jefferson St. at Elm Ave., continues to Campbell Ave. and ends at Williamson Rd.
12:00pm - 5:00pm - Live music, adult beverages, and more! Admission is FREE and begins at noon in Wells Fargo Plaza behind the City Market Building. Band lineup:
- Empty Bottles 12:00pm - 1:00pm
- The Dancing Chicken Band 1:30pm - 3:00pm
- Gasoline Alley 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Freedom First Kids Zone
Admission is FREE! From 12pm to 5pm in two locations: In front of the Taubman Museum of Art on Salem Avenue and in Market Square along Market Street. GAMES, INFLATABLES, FACE PAINTING, & MORE!
Corned Beef & Co. Celtic Celebration - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Celtic Stage will kick off at the conclusion of the parade and will go until 5:00pm.
Second Wynde headlines the show with guest musicians. Schedule is as follows (all times are approximate, depending on the conclusion of the parade):
- 12:15 Roanoke Pipers' Club
- 12:30 Celtic Celebration Welcome
- 12:45 Second Wynde, Guest Performers and BRIMS Dance Troup
- 2:00 Ceili King Recognition
- 2:15 Roanoke Pipers' Club
- 2:45 St. Brendan Trophy Presentation
- 3:00 Second Wynde, Guest Performers and BRIMS Dance Troup
- 4:00 Roanoke Pipers' Club
- 4:15 Second Wynde, Guest Performers and BRIMS Dance Troup
- 5:00 Celtic Stage Show Ends - Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Martin's St. Patty's Block Party - 11:00am - 1:00am
Authentic Irish Ales
Traditional Irish Food
Huge Covered Outdoor Beer Garden
2 Stages of Entertainment featuring:
BIG Something, Empire Strikes Brass, C2 & Brothers Reed, South Hill Banks, Sol Searchers, Trae Pierce & The T-Stones, The Kind, A Place Called Home, Maradeen, Shorefire, Gote, Barefoot West
Special Kick Off Pre-Party Event Friday, March 16th w/ The Mantras
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 finishes in plenty of time to catch the Freedom First St. Patrick's Day Parade at 11:00am and Shamrock Festival at 12:00pm. Take advantage of the free and convenient parking at Roanoke Catholic.
For more information, including an event map visit: