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.
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