There will be no shortage of green in the area, with St. Patrick’s Day around the corner. And plenty of places are getting a head start on the celebration this Friday. So pile on the green and watch out for pinching fingers. Here is just a sampling of the celebrations going on in the Fredericksburg region.


Hard Times Cafe–Four Mile Fork: Enjoy Shenanigans with DJ Kid Kasper and DJ DR3N, starting at 9:30 p.m. Admission is free for the first 100. 21 and over.

Potomac Point: The Stafford winery and vineyard will host a St. Patrick’s-themed Dueling Pianos with a “nibbles & wine” menu and Irish tunes with a comedic twist. 8 p.m., doors open at 7:30 p.m. Want dinner before the show? Dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m.; reservations required. Call 540/446-2251.


Adventure Brewing North: The celebration will feature an outdoor festival with local businesses and non-profit vendors, live music and family-friendly activities. Entertainment includes the Muggivan Dancers from 1-2 p.m., Irish music with a country acoustic twist from Joe Downer from 4-7 p.m. No ticket required.

Capital Ale House: Get into the spirit with Irish songs by Wayne Jordan at 8 p.m. He’ll be back on St. Patrick’s Day as well.

Hard Times Cafe: The Worx and the Jerry Wimmer Trio takes over stage Saturday for the third annual St. Patrick’s Day Party. Jerry Wimmer plays at 6:30 p.m., followed by The Worx at 9:30 p.m. 21 and over.

Highmark Brewery: St. Patrick’s Day Party, featuring Karen Jonas and Fire Escape Food Truck, kicks off at 7 p.m. The brewery will also release a Jameson Oak Chip-infused red ale, called ‘True Irish.’

Potomac Point: St. Patrick’s Dueling Pianos will serve up music and comedy, along with Irish buffet, 6-10 p.m. $64 per person.

6 Bears and Goat Brewing: St Patrick’s Day Celebration will include food specials plus performances by Scott McMillen from 3-5:30 p.m. and Acoustic Onion from 7:30-10 p.m. The Virginia T-Shirt Company will create custom St. Patrick’s Day shirts from noon to 4 p.m.

Strangeways Brewing: Beer Babes Drag is co-presenting Beer Babes’ Strange Saturdays: Wearing of the Green. 8:30 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. $10 cover, $20 VIP. For advance reservations, call 703/447-3043.

Wilderness Run Vineyards: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration with Celtic Machinations, 2- 5 p.m.


Lake Anna Winery: Celtic Machinations will serve up tunes, beginning at 1 p.m. $5.

Potomac Point: St. Patrick’s Dueling Pianos, 3-5 p.m. $25 per person. Want brunch before the show? Brunch begins at 12:30 p.m.; reservations required. Call 540/446-2251.


Colonial Tavern: This downtown spot is the place to be on St. Patrick’s Day, with Dragonfyre, Acoustic Onion and the Jon Wiley Trio (with Brandon Snellings and Eddie Dickerson).


Spencer Devon Brewing: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with music from the FiddleNecks Project at 1 p.m. It’s all part of the Downtown St. Patrick’s Day Block Party, beginning at noon with live music (Doug Marshall Band, Morgan O’Connell Band and Plate Scrapers), food trucks and local vendors.

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