Celebrate Irish culture at Gaithersburg's St. Patrick's Day Parade. Photo courtesy of City of Gaithersburg
Celebrate Irish culture at Gaithersburg's St. Patrick's Day Parade. Photo courtesy of City of Gaithersburg

Things to Do in Washington, DC This Weekend: St. Patrick's Day, Book Festival

It's mid-March in Washington, DC, and that can only mean it's time for St. Patrick's Day celebrations. Although the city's 50th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade along Constitution Avenue has been postponed, families can celebrate Irish culture with a parade in Gaithersburg with pipers, marching bands, and Irish delicacies. Meanwhile in Virginia green is the color of the day in Manassas. Both of those parades are on Saturday. There's also a St. Patrick's Day cupcake baking workshop in Sterling, Virginia this weekend if you fancy a treat before or after your favorite parade.   

All events were, of course, scheduled long before the coronavirus outbreak in  the United States, so pay attention to Mommy Poppins and other media alerts for potential cancellations. 

Whatever you do this weekend, know that your friends at Mommy Poppins DC will be with you throughout 2020 with updates on the best family happenings in the capital area. Check our events calendar for the most up-to-date happenings in DC and beyond, and remember to sign up for our FREE newsletters to receive posts such as this right to your inbox.


Once Upon A Dream Sterling
46321 McClellan Way
Sterling, VA 20165

Adventure Theatre
7300 Macarthur Blvd.
Glen Echo, MD 20812

The Puppet Co. at Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Boulevard
Glen Echo, MD 20812

The Walters Art Museum
600 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Rio
Rio Boulevard and Grand Corner Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Center Street
Old Town
Manssas, VA

George C. Marshall High School
7731 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22043

National Museum of Natural History
10th St. and Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC, DC

Constitution Avenue Parade Route
Washington, DC 20008

American University Museum
4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016

Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
105-107 South Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Imagination Stage
4908 Auburn Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
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