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Local Dog-Friendly St. Patrick Day Events

Posted by Alex Bilbo on

Wishing you a pot of gold this St. Patrick's Day and a list of super fun events to try out with your pup this year! Plan your celebrations in Northern Virginia with different pubs, live music, parades, and food!


Unfortunately, the annual St. Patrick's Day parade in Alexandria has been postposed to September 17th, 2022.

St Patrick's Day Parade at the Rio Lakefront - Gaithersburg, Maryland

  • When: Saturday March 12, 2022
  • Rio Lakefront
    209 Boardwalk Place - Gaithersburg, MD 20878
  • Free parking is available in three garages along Washingtonian Boulevard.
    • Dozens of units will march in the parade, including Celtic dancers, bagpipe bands, school groups, clowns, fire trucks, equestrian units, service organizations, & more

Greater Manassas St. Patrick's Day Parade - Manassas, VA

  • When: Saturday, March 14
  • Kicks off at 11 a.m. the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day. This event first took place in 2000 and is a highly anticipated community event each year! You can see a map of the parade route online.

Restaurants and Pubs:

St Patrick's Day Parade Celebration: Sinistral Brewing Company, Manassas

  • Live music all day
  • Family-friendly, kids & dogs welcomed, outside food allowed
  • 9419 Main Street - Manassas, Virginia 20110

    Cascades St. Patrick's Day Party: Fireworks Pizza - Sterling, Virginia

    • When: March 17th, all day!
    • Outdoor seating available
    • They will be featuring Happy Hour prices/drinks all day

    Other Events:

    Best Friends Pet Hotel - Gaithersburg, Maryland

    Doggy Day Camp St. Patrick's Day Party

    • When: March 16th
    • Prizes won if pup is dressed in:
      • funniest
      • original
      • green "est'
    • Call to reserve a spot

    Best Friends Pet Hotel - Gaithersburg, Maryland

    Doggy Day Camp March Madness Party

    • Dress your pup in his or her favorite team's college jersey
    • first 20 dogs to arrive, gets a festive collar
    • Call to reserve a spot

    Dogtopia - McLean, Chantilly, Purcellville

    St. Patrick's Day Photo Day

    • When: March 17th
    • Call your location for details
    • Dog Photoshoot

    Enjoy your weekend by doing something with your family, friends, AND furriends! If you end up checking out any of these locations, please feel free to tag us @sassywoof!

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