St. Patrick’s Day Shenanigans

Foodtruck! Music! Shenanigans!

It’s the annual St. Patrick’s Day ho-down! Kerlogue Red Ale returns! Crash Test Yummies will pull the truck ‘o tastiness up. Jig worthy music all day long.

It’s gonna be a par-tay! No green beer here, just great beer!

Pipes and Drums Pub Tour

Winchester Pipes and Drums will be doing their annual tour of local pubs, bringing the sounds of St. Patrick’s Day!

The band is happy to announce that the following hosts have signed up for our 16th Annual Pub Tour – Buffalo Wild Wings, Escutcheon Brewery, Brewbaker’s Restaurant and Piccadilly’s Public House.

Stay tuned for more tour stop announcements – the actual Tour schedule with appearance times will be published the week of the event.

St. Patrick’s Day at James Charles Winery

St. Patrick’s Day with Brandy Stills Band | Saturday March 16, 2019

Brandy Stills Band rocks out the afternoon of St Patrick’s Day in the James Charles tasting room!

St. Patrick’s day is not just about green beer! How about some Irish cheer, Virginia wine and Brandy Stills Band? Plus, 3Fires Oven will have their magnificent pasta bar open from 12-4pm!

This St. Patty’s Day, come on out to James Charles Winery and enjoy a custom-made pasta and Glasses of James Charles Wine are only $5 all day long!

Then at 2pm, grab a seat in the tasting room the for live music with local Brandy Stills Band! So grab your friends and celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day at James Charles Winery!

Luck o’ the Irish Weekend

Celebrate the Luck O’ The Irish all weekend long at Valerie Hill! On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday we’ll be serving corned beef reubens (while they last) as well as our St. Pat’s Sangria.

There will be live music each day with Jimmy Lee on Friday at 6:00pm, Gary Smallwood on Saturday at 3:30pm, and Fred Pollard on Sunday at 2:00pm. And if you’re really feeling lucky, we will be giving away an Amazon Echo Dot each day – all you have to do is purchase a bottle of wine to enter! Don’t miss this fun-filled St. Patrick’s weekend!

Friday, 3-9pm
Saturday, 11am-7pm
Sunday, 11am-5pm

St. Paddy’s Celtic Fest

Celebrate the community’s Irish and Scottish heritage at the annual Old Town St. Paddy’s Celtic Festival on Saturday, March 9th from noon to 9:00 pm.

This festival is free and activities will take place inside Old Town businesses and along the Loudoun Street Mall (weather permitting).


12:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Bright Box Theater: Capital Celtic – Band

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM, 50/50 Taphouse: Across The Pond – Band

12:00 PM – 5:00PM, 1840 Courthouse Lawn: SPCA Children’s Celtic Games

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM, 50/50 Taphouse: Armstrong Irish Dance Studio Performance


Throughout the Day, Loudoun Street Mall: City of Winchester Pipes and Drums Bagpipers

2:00 PM -2:15 PM, 1840 Courthouse Lawn: Armstrong Irish Dance Studio Performance

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Handley Library: Magic Lantern & Handley Library Present Waking Ned Devine (Comedy)

3:00 PM, 1840 Courthouse Lawn: Celtic Rhythm School of Dance

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Brewbaker’s Restaurant: Emily Martin & Friends w/ special guest, Brendan Mulvihill – Band

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Winchester Brew Works: Merlin’s Beard Band – Band

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, 147 North Restaurant: Winchester Celtic Circle – Band

6:00 PM – 9:00PM, George Washington Hotel: One Street Over – Band

Benefiting SPCA
Continued this year! During all scheduled performances, a percentage of food and drink sales will benefit SPCA of Winchester, Frederick, and Clarke Counties.

Celtic Games for Children
SPCA will host Celtic games for children on the Old Courthouse lawn. The Celtic games will provide fun in a non-competitive atmosphere for lads and lassies ages 3-12.

Other Fun Activities

A balloon artist, face painter, dancers, vendors, and bagpipers will be on the Loudoun Street Mall and in Old Town shops and restaurants throughout the day. Enjoy fresh Kettle Corn and have your photo taken Celtic style, in a free photo booth. There will also be alpacas on the Old Courthouse Lawn!

Back by popular demand this year, the Magic Lantern Theater and Handley Library will co-sponsor a 2pm showing of the movie “Waking Ned Devine”. A sly Irish comedy about a lottery winner dying of shock in a small Ireland town and his fellow townsfolk attempting to claim the money.