Special Things to Do in the DC Area This Week On St. Patrick’s Day

Hey DC denizens! Spring is just around the corner, and this week is bursting with events to get you out and about. Whether you’re a die-hard local or a curious visitor, there’s something for everyone.

So, dust off your dancing shoes, grab your favorite playdate, and get ready to explore all that the DC area has to offer!

Feeling Festive? Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Style

Ireland at the Wharf

Ireland at the Wharf is a celebration of all things Irish. The event will feature traditional Irish music, with performances from some of the best Irish bands in the region.

You’ll also get to see traditional Irish dance performances, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of Ireland.

In terms of food, expect to find stalls selling traditional Irish fare, including corned beef, cabbage, and of course, potatoes in various forms.

There will also be Irish beers and whiskies available for those who want to sample the country’s famous beverages.

St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl (Various Locations, March 17th)

Raise a glass (or two) and join the festive pub crawls happening across the city. Do your green attire and prepare for a lively night!

Looking for a Showstopping Performance?

“Company” Musical

“Company” is a musical by Stephen Sondheim, one of the most influential figures in musical theatre. The story revolves around Bobby, a single man who is unable to commit fully to a steady relationship or marriage.

The musical is a series of short vignettes, presented in no particular chronological order, linked by Bobby’s birthday celebration. This hilarious and thought-provoking show is a must-see for musical theater fans.

Shakespeare in the Park (Carter Barron Amphitheatre)

Mark your calendars! The beloved Shakespeare in the Park returns this summer. Pack a picnic basket and enjoy a classic play under the stars.

Calling All Art Enthusiasts

Automatic (Various Locations, March 15th-17th)

DC’s largest open studio event returns! Explore hundreds of artist studios, meet the creators, and discover unique works of art.

National Cherry Blossom Festival (Various Locations, March 20th – April 14th)

It’s almost cherry blossom time! Celebrate the arrival of spring with stunning floral displays, cultural events, and a festive parade.

Beyond the Basics: Hidden Gems and Local Haunts

This is just a taste of what the DC area has to offer! Here are some unique experiences to add to your itinerary:

Catch a Nationals Game (Nationals Park)

Baseball season is here! Cheer on the Washington Nationals and soak up the electrifying atmosphere at Nationals Park.

Explore the Mansion at Strathmore (North Bethesda)

This opulent estate offers tours, concerts, and special events. Step back in time and marvel at the architectural grandeur.

Go Rock Climbing at Planet Word (Washington DC)

Unleash your inner adventurer at Planet Word’s colossal climbing wall, designed to resemble giant letters.

Sip Craft Brews at a Local Brewery (Various Locations)

DC has a thriving craft beer scene. Visit a local brewery for a tour, tasting, and a chance to meet the passionate brewers behind your favorite beers.

Family Fun for All Ages

National Air and Space Museum (Washington DC, Ongoing)

Journey through the wonders of flight at this iconic museum. Explore space artifacts, climb aboard historic airplanes, and spark a love for science in the kids.

National Zoo (Washington DC, Ongoing)

See your favorite animals up close at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park. From majestic lions to playful pandas, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Take a Walk or Bike Ride Along the National Mall (Washington DC)

Soak in the historical sights and iconic monuments with a stroll or bike ride along the National Mall.

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Date Night Ideas to Spark Romance

Enjoy a Candlelit Dinner at a Rooftop Restaurant (Various Locations, Ongoing)

Washington DC boasts stunning rooftop restaurants with breathtaking views. Make a reservation for a romantic evening under the stars.

Catch a Performance at The Anthem (Washington DC)

This historic venue hosts a variety of musical acts. Sway to your favorite tunes or discover new artists with your special someone.

Free Fun! Exploring the City on a Budget

Explore the Smithsonian Museums (Various Locations, Ongoing)

Immerse yourselves in art, history, and culture at the Smithsonian Institution’s expansive collection of museums – all free of charge!

Stroll Through Eastern Market (Capitol Hill)

This historic market is a feast for the senses. Browse through fresh produce, handcrafted goods, and delicious treats.

Take a Hike in Rock Creek Park

Escape the city bustle and commune with nature in Rock Creek Park. Hike


This is just a glimpse of the incredible events and experiences waiting for you in the DC area this week.

With its rich history, vibrant culture, and endless entertainment options, DC has something to offer everyone.

So, grab your calendar, pick your favorites, and get ready to explore all that this amazing city has in store.