Saturday, December 9, 2023

Coronavirus: Here’s an update on local St. Patrick’s Day events

(WYDaily file/Courtesy of Pixabay)
(WYDaily file/Courtesy of Pixabay)

The traditional Irish holiday of St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Tuesday this year, but celebrations throughout Hampton Roads and the Peninsula have been impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19).

As of noon on Friday, here are events in the area that have been canceled and celebrations where locals can still show their Irish pride.

Historic Triangle

Saturday: Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg, ShamROCK the ‘Burg!, CANCELED, tickets will be refunded.

Saturday: Brass Cannon Brewing, Shake Your Shamrocks, from 2 to 9 p.m. Guests can taste the new Golden Malarkey beer release and hear live music from Fiddlers Green and Clan MacCool. Food will be provided by Kirbside Dawgs and Hawgs.

Saturday: 501 Bar and Grill at Stonehouse, St. Patrick’s Day Party, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Guests can drink green beer and cocktails while enjoying a menu of corned beef an cabbage. There will be performances from Joe’s Day Off, which will be playing live Irish music.

Saturday: Oceans and Ale, St. Patties Day Party, starting at 11:30 a.m. Guests can enjoy performances mOcean and enjoy food specials including Irish nachos, Reuben Spring Rolls and house-made corned beef and cabbage.

Sunday: Billsburg Brewery, St. Paddy’s Day Beer Mile, POSTPONED until summer. Refunds will not be issued. Registrations and payments will be transferred to a new date.

Sunday: Alewerks Brewing Company, Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, from 4 to 7 p.m. Guests can hear live music from Fiddler’s Green and watcher Irish step performances from the Walker Academy of Irish Dance. There will also be a menu of Irish food provided by FoodaTude…Food with Attitude.

Hampton and Newport News

The following events are continuing as scheduled unless otherwise noted.

Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at

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