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Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in Olde Towne Portsmouth with an old fashion street party on Saturday, March 12th. The event features two stages, one hosted by Olde Towne Public House on Court Street and the other hosted by Baron’s Pub on Dinwiddie Street. St. Paddy’s Day Portsmouth is back and bigger than ever with live music, cold beer, Irish whiskey, food trucks, bounce houses, and lots of green everywhere you look. And the stages are only one block apart.
The Olde Towne St. Patrick’s Day Festival street party takes place from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. The restaurant is open regular hours until 2 a.m. Local food truck on site along with a bounce house to keep the leprechauns entertained. Once the street events end, the party moves inside.
11 a.m. – Noon • Port KnoWhere
12:30 – 2:30 • Kevin Brinson
3:00 – 7:00 • Snackbar Jones
Learn more about the plans on the Olde Towne Public House Facebook Page.
Olde Towne Public House • 467 Court Street • Portsmouth, Virginia 23704 • 757-966-1229
Noon – 2 p.m. • Evan Pearce & Keith Maddry
3 p.m. – 7 p.m. • Gravity
8 p.m. – 10 p.m. • DJ Flick
Baron’s Pub • 500 High Street • Portsmouth, Virginia 23704 • 757-399-4840
Check out the foood, drinks, and music on March 17th in Port Norfolk. The Twisted Pig is serving green beer, bbq, and local favorite Travis Morrison takes the stage at 8 p.m. It’s a great place for a game of billiards too. The Twisted Pig Ale and Smokehouse is located in the Port Norfolk section of Portsmouth at 722 Mt. Vernon Ave. (757) 399-7557
Mary Veale and her cast of Colonial characters come together at The Book Club, 620 High Street to entertain you with Irish bawdy tunes and old sea shanties. Raise a glass and sing along too during this lively kickoff to the night’s festivities. Show starts at 5:30 and runs about an hour. You don’t want to miss this step back in time. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at Mary Veal and the Colonials.
Thursday – Live music, new beer release, green beer, Twisted Sister food truck, Irish fare
Friday – Don Bunch performs, food trucks, green beer, and Firkin Friday
Saturday – Sean Healey performs, green beer, food trucks, Irish fare and more.
MoMac Brewing is located at 3228 Academy Ave. in the Churchland section of Portsmouth. Brewery opens at 3 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and at noon on Saturday. (757) 383-9572
For more information about all the events happening in Portsmouth, Virginia, check our Visit Portsmouth website or see our Visit Portsmouth Facebook events page.