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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day Downtown!

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The Friends of Cville Downtown Express is back! The train will be running on St. Patrick' Day from 10am to 2pm on the Downtown Mall. Rides are free and will begin at Central Place and travel on a loop around the Mall!


Date/Time: March 17th, 2024 at 2:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: Quirk Hotel Charlottesville

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Quirk with live Irish music festive drinks, food, and decor! No entry fee. Dusty Hedgehog will bring 6 musicians to play traditional Irish music in Quirk's Lobby 6:00-9:00pm. Grab plate at their Irish food buffet- enjoy corned beef and cabbage, colcannon, fish & chips, Irish soda bread pudding, mince pie ($25 per plate) and sip on a draft Guinness or get an Irish Whiskey flight at Bobboo 5:00-10:00pm. If you arrive early and enjoy happy hour at the Lobby Bar 3:00-6:00pm!


Price: $75.00/pp

Date/Time: March 17th, 2024 at 11am

Location: Starting at Three Notch’d Brewery

Take a stroll through Charlottesville on St. Patrick's Day to support and enjoy some of the best craft beers around on Charlottesville Ale Trail’s 6th annual Walk Our City Crawl. This is a guided crawl/tour, with 5 drink tickets, brunch at Three Notch’d, $1 tip to the bartender at each location, and entry to raffles at each stop included in the ticket price. This event is rain or shine!


11a Brunch at Three Notch'd

12p South Street

1p Rockfish

2p Starr Hill Dairy Market

3p SuperFly

Want to join for only a part of the crawl?
No problem! You can still purchase the crawl pass and split/share your drink tickets with a friend.


Price: FREE

Date/Time: March 16th, 2024 at 2:30pm

Location: Ix Art Park

Modeled on the Post Hunt in DC, the Cville Puzzle Hunt will take you on a wild afternoon running around trying to untangle five diabolical, large-scale puzzles inserted into the urban landscape.

The Cville Puzzle Hunt is most fun with a team of your friends. Teams can be any size, but we suggest 3 – 6 people.

After preliminary announcements at 2:30 p.m., the Hunt kicks off with an opening clue at IX Art Park. Puzzles will take you throughout downtown Charlottesville, eventually landing back at IX Art Park for vinyl record spinning, the End Game, and the solutions reveal.


Date/Time: March 16th, 2024 at 12:00pm

Location: Decipher Brewing

Join the St. Paddy's Day Party with beer releases, luck testing with purchases, a food truck, live music, and potential merch giveaways. Enjoy Irish-themed drinks, food, and music at the event!

Test your luck in the Pot O' Gold with every purchase of The Librarian or Scytale Stout. Every coin is a winner! Every purchase of the Chocolate Mint Firkin gets you a scratch-off with the chance to win some merch, or St. Paddy's accessories. Matthew O'Donnell will be performing Irish Pub Music live from 6-9pm. Come for the beer and food; stay for the beer and music!


Price: $20.00/pp

Date/Time: March 17th, 2024 at 12 - 4:30pm

Location: Hidden Leaf

Join us for a festive celebration of St. Patrick’s Day at “Art Beats and Brunch.” Elevate your brunch experience with a fusion of art, music, and culinary delights in a vibrant and energetic atmosphere!

Highlights include:

Visual and Performing Arts: Immerse yourself in a showcase of visual and performing artists, each bringing their unique talents to the spotlight. From stunning art displays to captivating live performances, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Delicious Culinary Offerings: Indulge your taste buds with a carefully curated brunch menu featuring mouthwatering options such as chicken and waffles and delectable vegan alternatives. Savor every bite as you mingle with fellow attendees and soak in the festive St. Patrick’s Day atmosphere.

Engaging Entertainment: Groove to the beats of a live DJ who will set the mood with an eclectic mix of tunes, creating an energetic and vibrant ambiance throughout the event.


Date/Time: March 16th and 17th, 2024 at 7:00am to 1:00pm

Location: Oakhurst Café

Visit Oakhurst Café for St. Paddy's Weekend! Chef Reid's special St. Paddy's Weekend brunch menu will be available on February 16th & March 17th! Enjoy Irish-inspired brunch specials, hand-crafted cocktails, and more. Reservations are recommended!


Price: $13.50/pp Tickets must be purchased in advance. No door tickets are available.

Date/Time: March 12th, 2024 at 4:30pm Doors open to talk attendees at 5 pm and the talk itself starts at 6 pm.

Location: The Graduate

Profs and Pints Charlottesville event explores how music shaped Ireland with Professor Christopher Dobbins. The talk covers Irish music's history, culture, and global influence, from traditional tunes to modern bands like Flogging Molly. The discussion includes unique features of Irish music, melodies tied to specific places and events, and artists like Sinead O'Connor and The Cranberries. Everyone on hand will feel at least a little more Irish by the time they go home!


Date/Time: March 17th, 2024 at 11:00am to 3:00pm

Location: Random Row Brewing

Everyone is Irish on St Patrick's Day, so come join in on the festivities! The fabulous Albemarle Pipes and Drums are returning along with the Blue Ridge Irish Music School dancers, performing Irish tunes and jigs.

Celebratory beers will be on draft, with wine and other specialty beverages available all day. Billy Pie pizza will also be available for purchase including a unique Irish-themed pizza for the month of March.

Come dressed in your most festive Irish gear and celebrate at Random Row!

11:30a Liverpool v Everton
12:30p - 1:30p Albemarle Pipes and Drums
2:30p - 3:30p BRIMS
5p - 7p Geeks Who Drink Trivia