An image of Wilson Hall with shamrocks in the background.
Graphic by Abby Walter

St. Patrick’s Day is here, which can mean a lot of celebrating, maybe with some corn beef and cabbage! But where to go? Here is a list of events you can attend that are on campus and off. Have fun and stay safe!


English Conversation Club
SSC 1160
From 4:45 to 5:45 p.m., stop by the SSC to discuss leprechauns and shamrocks with the English Conversation club.

Live Highland Pipes Concert
Jurney Stage Garden,
Edith J. Carrier Arboretum
Come to the Arboretum from 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. to hear a performance with highland pipes and a celtic fiddle. Bring lawn chairs and a picnic blanket! 

St. Patricks Day Dinner
Frances Plecker Education Center,
Edith J. Carrier Arboretum
From 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., enjoy an Irish dinner and hear Dr. Amy Goodall speak about how citizen science and recent technologies support collecting data for birds and butterflies.  You can pre-register online.

Off-Campus (Some of these are 21+, so check before you leave)

Clementine Cafe
153 S. Main St.
Harrisonburg, VA
St. Patrick’s Day Trivia

Billy Jack’s Wing and Draft Shack
S Main St.
Harrisonburg, VA
Specials on Irish food and drink. All staff will be wearing kilts!

Three Brothers Brewery
800 N. Main St.
Harrisonburg, VA
Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., get beers to-go for a special price. Sampling will be allowed.

Three Notch’d Brewing Co. Harrisonburg Taproom
241 E. Market St.
Harrisonburg, VA
Hound Dog Hill and Shenandoah Alley, two appalachian bands, will be playing – no cover!

With additional reporting by Kaitlyn Miller.

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