BlogEventsHolidayMarket Information March 16, 2018

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the Burg!

As many of you may know, our CEO, Kevin Breen, is Irish so we love celebrating all things Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day! It’s almost here so pick out your best all-green outfits, grab some friends and make your weekend plans! Here are our picks for the best St. Patty’s Day events in the Fredericksburg region this weekend:

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Downtown St. Patrick’s Day Festival hosted by Spencer Devon Brewing

12pm-Riverfront Park

Bring your friends and family to Riverfront Park in beautiful downtown Fredericksburg for the St. Patrick’s Day Festival on Mar 17, 2018. The event includes music from three exciting bands, food trucks, local vendors, and of course, craft beer from local breweries.

The live music lineup features the Jack Dunlap Band playing traditional Irish music and local favorites Feathered Fish and Cabin Creek.

Participating breweries include Spencer Devon Brewing, Adventure Brewing, and 6 Bears and a Goat, Strangeways Brewing, Ono Brewing Company, Caboose Brewing, James River Brewing, and Right Proper Brewing.

The food truck lineup includes Jaun More Taco, Kool Zone Grille and UFO.

Field games like cornhole, disc golf and can jam will be set up throughout Riverfront Park.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the gate. Nondrinkers are free. Tickets include a free festival tasting glass, five six-ounce tasting tickets and an unbelievable concert lineup. Additional beer tickets will be available.

Visit for more information and to get tickets

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival

12pm-A. Smith Bowman Distillery

The 16th Annual Jeff Fitzpatrick St. Patrick’s Day Parade starts off at NOON, includes fire trucks, classic cars, high school marching band, community organizations, Irish dancers, horses, military equipment and local pageant winners. The parade starts at Joseph Mills Dr and Main St in the Bowman’s Industrial Park. The parade ends at A. Smith Bowman Distillery, where we will be hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Festival including local vendors, live music and entertainment, family-friendly activities, food from local food trucks, and of course, plenty of beer.  We will be collecting food for the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank

Participating Food Trucks: Beverley’s Ribinator BBQ, 716 Slice, The UFO Truck, Outback Steak House

Music by: Whiskey Revival, Fat Stanley

Participating Vendors: Amy-Lou’s, Auntie Alice’s Kettle Corn, A. Smith Bowman Distillery, Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Daddy G’s Craft Salsas, Devilish Delights Desserts and Ice Cream, Greyt Hearts Service Dogs, The Lipchic Cafe, Strength & Honor Motorcycle Club, Stubborn Mule Rustic Designs, Twin Peaks Workshop, All About the Beverage, Rivah Southern, Tarica’s Adventures, Independent Damsel Pro Director, Hilary Pullen

Thank you to our Community Partners: Fredericksburg Brew Fest

Ample parking. This event is at the Spotsylvania County Business Park, a mile from downtown Fredericksburg.

If you are interested in marching in the parade or being a vendor please email:

Elby Brass St. Patrick’s Day Party

Elby Brass St. Patrick’s Day Party

9pm-Colonial Tavern

Get ready to get sweaty with Fredericksburg’s homegrown street brass band! The Colonial Tavern is doing it up right for St. Patrick’s Day with music starting and noon and going deep into the night. Elby Brass hits the stage at 9 PM, be sure to be there with your dancing shoes on. $5 cover, 21+ only.

St. Patrick’s Day Bash and Irish Red Beer Release

12pm-6 Bears & A Goat Brewery

St. Patrick’s Day is fast approaching! We’ll be celebrating the best way we know how…. with great craft beer, music, and food!

*We’ll be releasing our Irish Red: 5.6% ABV/23 IBU. An easy-drinking pint. Malt-focused with an initial sweetness and a roasted dryness in the finish. The perfect way to celebrate.

*Live music from two of our favorites: Marc Allred Music will be kicking things off from 4:30 – 6:30pm. Next, Karen Jonas Music plays from 7:30 – 10:00pm

*Our Pitmaster will also be serving up some amazingly tasty Corned Beef Sandwiches in addition to our regular menu. Nuff said!

Hogshead Cigar Lounge will also be here selling cigars with a lounge set up outside!

The First 100 people in the door get the chance to purchase a special edition St. Patrick’s Day themed pint glass!

See you at the party!

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0.5k Couch Potato Run

9am-Adventure Brewing South

Raise money for an awesome cause without even breaking a sweat at Adventure Brewing’s 0.5K Couch Potato Run. That’s right– unlike most races, there’s a ZERO and a DECIMAL before the “5”. So whether you’re a seasoned runner or a true couch spud, all are invited to run, walk, skip, jump, blade, or cartwheel down Main Street in your most festive St. Patrick’s Day duds.

$20 entry fee includes a post-race “Kegs and Eggs” breakfast buffet, a free pint glass, (1) complimentary fill of beer, and a generous donation to local volunteer fire and rescue squads.

$15 entry fee (under 21) includes the race and the “Kegs and Eggs” buffet only, with a generous portion of that fee also going to local fire and rescue.

Ages 5 and under are free

Superhero costumes, technicolor tutus, painted faces, pimped out wagons and strollers, and green on your EVERYTHING is highly encouraged! Prizes will be awarded for fastest time, best individual costume, and best group theme.

Get your tickets here:

We will be giving out prizes!!! 1st place- $25 GC, Best Costume- $25 GC, Best Group- $50 GC

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Hard Times Cafe-St. Patrick’s Day Party

6:30pm-Hard Times Four Mile Fork

It’s the famous St. Patricks Day party at Hardtimes with the Worx. So come early, dress up in green and have some green drinks to go with the outfit.  Party starts at 6:30 with the Jerry Wimmer Trio until 9 and 9:30 until 1:30 am with the Worx on the big stage.

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Dockside’s St. Patty’s Day Party

7pm-Dockside Restaurant and Tiki Bar

Come get your St. Patrick’s Day Party On??

Starting with DJ Hatch at 7pm! “KLEPTORADIO” takes the stage at 8pm!


MENU TAKEOVER Irish Specials including Bangers n’ Mash, Corned Beef & Cabbage, Scotch Eggs and more all weekend long!! Don’t forget to wear green?