March Festivals & Family-Friendly Events

March marks the beginning of Spring and in the DC area that means a lot of great events and festivals to mark on the calendar. For those who are looking for a great parade, you’re in luck since St. Patrick’s Day is marked by parades all around the area. If you see a fun festival or family friendly event that’s missing from this list, please send the information to [email protected].

 
St. Patrick’s Day Events

District of Columbia

 

 

2010 Washington DC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 12:00 Noon

Will proceed down Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th Streets, N.W., Washington, DC

For general questions: [email protected]

To purchase items from the store (including grandstand seats): [email protected]

http://www.dcstpatsparade.com/

22nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day 8K Race

Sunday, March 14, 2010, 9:00 a.m.

The start and finish lines are located on Pennsylvania Avenue NW, between 12th and 13th Streets, near Freedom Plaza, the Ronald Reagan Building, and in front of the Old Post Office Pavilion.

For additional information, call the Race Hotline at (301) 871-0400.

http://www.runwashington.com/news/304/

Shamrock Fest

Saturday March 13, 2010, 1 – 9 p.m.

RFK Stadium,

2400 E. Capitol St. NE

Washington, DC.

Take Metro’s Blue or Orange Line to the Stadium-Armory Station.

Tickets: $19.99 in advance, $29+ at the gate. Children 12 and under are free

http://www.shamrockfest.com/2010/index.php

Maryland

Baltimore 53rd St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2010

Saturday, March 14th 2010

Parade steps off at 2:00 p.m. at the Washington Monument, and continues to Pratt Street and Market Place

[email protected]

http://www.irishparade.net/default.htm

Gaithersburg Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

Saturday, March 13, 2010, 10 a.m. – noon.

Washingtonian Center, Gaithersburg, Maryland. Parade begins at the Corner Bakery and ends at Kohls.

City of Gaithersburg at 301-258-6350, or email [email protected]

The Harp and Shamrock Society at 301-208-8833 or visit www.hssg.org

http://www.gaithersburgmd.gov/poi/default.asp?POI_ID=309&TOC=307;309;&id=4250

Shamrock 5K race

Sunday, March 14, 2010

1:15 p.m.

Charles and Franklin Streets

Baltimore, Maryland

REGISTRATION LIMITED TO THE FIRST 4,500 ENTRANTS

[email protected]

http://www.irishparade.net/shamrockrun.htm

Virginia

11th Annual Manassas St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 13th 2010

Old Town Manassas, VA

Parade starts at 11:00 AM SHARP.

http://www.stpatparade.org/

Alexandria St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2010

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

Car show: 10 a.m.

Dog Show: 10:30 a.m.

Parade Starts: 12:30 p.m.

Route proceeds down King Street and ends on Fairfax St.

http://www.ballyshaners.org/content.aspx?page=2&section=1

Irish Heritage Festival at Carlyle House Historic Park

Saturday, March 06, 2010 (2:00 PM-4:00 PM)

Carlyle House Historic Park

121 N. Fairfax St

Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 549-2997

Admission Fee: $5.00

Children Welcome

[email protected]

www.carlylehouse.org

Spotsylvania County St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2010

Saturday, March 13, 2010

10:00 AM-3:30 PM

Parade ends at new home of Blue & Gray Brewing.

3300 Dill Smith Dr.

Fredericksburg, VA 22408

Brewery phone: (540) 371-7799

Fax: (540) 898-8598

[email protected]

www.blueandgraybrewingco.com/Events.cfm

http://www.virginia.org/site/description.asp?AttrID=32778&MGrp=3&MCat=11

March Festivals & Events
District of Columbia

Adventures in Travel Expo

March 6-7, 2010

Public Show Hours:

Saturday, March 6: 10:30am-5:30pm

Sunday, March 7: 11:00am-4:30pm

Travel Trade Hours:

Saturday, March 6: 10:00am-5:30pm

Sunday, March 7: 11:00am-4:30pm

Washington Convention Center

801 Mount Vernon Place, NW

Washington, DC 20001

203-878-2577 x100

[email protected]

http://www.adventureexpo.com/default.aspx?id=5FBD39ED-5DDF-4ADE-8D6F-82CFA369831A

“Daddy & Me” TEA

Sat, March 27, 11am – 3pm

B. Smith’s Restaurant

50 Massachusetts Ave NE

Washington, DC 20002-4214

(202) 289-6188

Ages 4-17

Cost $25pp

http://www.womenschallenge.net/index.php

D.C. Spring Antiques Show

Thurs., Mar 4, 11am – 7 pm

Fri., Mar 5, 11am – 7 pm

Sat., Mar 6, 11am – 7 pm

Sun., Mar 7, 11am – 6 pm

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

801 Mount Vernon Place, N.W.

Washington, DC 20001

$12.00 Good through the run of the show

www.dcspringshow.com

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital

March 16-28, 2010

18th ANNUAL FESTIVAL

56 Venues, 155 Films, 25,000+ Filmgoers

Washington, DC

P: 202-342-2564

F: 202-298-8518

[email protected]

http://www.dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org/

Intersections Arts Festival

Through March 7, 2010.

Atlas Performing Arts Center

1333 H Street, NE

Washington, DC

http://intersectionsdc.org/

National Cherry Blossom Festival

March 27 to April 11, 2010

Washington, DC.

[email protected]

http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/cms/index.php?id=390

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey

The Zing Zang Zoom tour!

The show will be at three locations:

Verizon Center, Washington, DC: March 17 to 21, 2010.

Patriot Center, Fairfax, VA: March 25 to April 4, 2010.

1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, MD: April 7 to 18, 2010.

Tickets range in price from $14 to $110.

http://www.ringling.com/

Smithsonian Kite Festival

March 27, 2010, 10 am-4 pm

Washington Monument

National Mall in Washington, DC.

202-633-8636

[email protected]

http://www.kitefestival.org/start.htm

Stages for All Ages

March through May

Select DC-area theatres are offering a free ticket, for selected performances, for a young person 17 years of age or under with the purchase of a full price adult ticket.

League of Washington Theatres

P.O. Box 21645

Washington, DC 200009-1645

(202) 638-4270

http://www.lowt.org/stages/

Washington, DC Independent Film Festival

March 4-14, 2010

Navy Memorial Museum – Heritage Center/ Burke Theatre

701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20004 (Entrance – between D Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, at 8th Street)

http://www.dciff.org/festival.shtml

Maryland


The Celtic Tenors

Presented by Strathmore

Friday, March 12, 2010 at 8:00 PM

Music Center at Strathmore

5301 Tuckerman Lane

North Bethesda, MD 20852-3385

Ticket Office Phone: (301) 581-5100

http://www.strathmore.org/

Indoor Flea Market

March 20, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Montgomery County Agricultural Center

16 Chestnut St.

Gaithersburg, MD

http://www.gaithersburgmd.gov

Peter and the Wolf

Through March 21, 2010

Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 & 4:00

Saturday at 11:00 (March 6, 13 & 20)

Imagination Stage

4908 Auburn Avenue

Bethesda, Maryland 20814

301-280-1660

[email protected]

http://imaginationstage.org/

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey

The Zing Zang Zoom tour!

The show will be at three locations:

Verizon Center, Washington, DC: March 17 to 21, 2010.

Patriot Center, Fairfax, VA: March 25 to April 4, 2010.

1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, MD: April 7 to 18, 2010.

Tickets range in price from $14 to $110.

http://www.ringling.com/

Virginia

Antiques in Alexandria

March 11th-14th, 2010

Friday, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Saturday, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

3900 W. Braddock Rd

Alexandria, VA

Show Ticket $15 (includes catalog & re-entry)

[email protected]

http://www.antiquesinalexandria.com/

Big Apple Circus

Mar 06 – Mar 27, 2010

45630 Dulles Town Center Blvd.

Sterling, VA 20166

Tickets:

Ringside: $30.00 – $52.00

Boxes: $30.00 – $52.00

Mezzanine: $20.00 – $42.00

Partial View: $15.00 – $21.00

http://www.bigapplecircus.org/

Chocolate Lovers Festival

March 6-7, 2010

Old Town Fairfax, Virginia

Due to inclement weather in February, the 2010 Chocolate Lovers Festival was postponed to this date

http://www.chocolatefestival.net/

McLean Storybook Festival

Saturday, March 13, 11:00:am to 12:30:pm

McLean Community Center

1234 Ingleside Ave.

McLean, VA 22101

703-790-0123, TTY: 711

$5 per person; free for children age 2 years old and younger.

www.mcleancenter.org

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey

The Zing Zang Zoom tour!

The show will be at three locations:

Verizon Center, Washington, DC: March 17 to 21, 2010.

Patriot Center, Fairfax, VA: March 25 to April 4, 2010.

1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, MD: April 7 to 18, 2010.

Tickets range in price from $14 to $110.

http://www.ringling.com/

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