Shamrock Fest Comes to Washington D.C.


If you’re visiting the nation’s capital during March, you have a chance to attend one of the most fun events of the year in Washington D.C., the National ShamrockFest! National ShamrockFest ’14 takes place at the new Shamrock Festival Grounds, at RFK Stadium. Come and enjoy what Beer Taste Magazine ranks as the “#3 Saint Paddy’s festival in the US.”

The Washington Post says of the National ShamrockFest, “If you want a big St. Patrick’s Day party – and we mean a really big St. Patrick’s Day party – it doesn’t get more over-the-top than ShamrockFest at RFK Stadium.”

ShamrockFest is an annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration that Washington D.C. visitors and residents look forward to all year long. The countdown is on for the 2014 ShamrockFest, and D.C. is making the final preparations for what some consider the ultimate St. Patty’s Day festival. For the last 14 years, the Official National ShamrockFest has set the entertainment bar for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. This year, there is a new layout, new party areas, and new attractions. You’ll find more service stations, a unique “nighttime glow factor,” and an unparalleled lineup of performers.

ShamrockFest ’14 promises to be one of the top St. Patrick’s Day festivals in the country, so if you’ll be anywhere near the Washington D.C. area on March 22, when the festival takes place, plan on making this event a must-attend. The National ShamrockFest Experience features more than 30 amazing performances, including DROPKICK MURPHYS! There are 7 massive stage areas, 13 party areas, beer trucks spanning the length of 2 football fields, and a new, upgraded festival site.

This year’s ShamrockFest offers later hours and will be open until 11 p.m. Get ready to glow in your green gear, ride a zip line, hop on a mechanical bull, make your way down a monster slide, and even do a little jousting. NAKID Social Sports is hosting the new, National Super Hole at ShamrockFest, which is the largest cornhole tournament in the Mid-Atlantic. Stop by the Midtown Partyplex DJ Tent and party pavilion, complete with a “ridonkulous” DJ lineup and have some fun on midway rides while you’re at the festival.

ShamrockFest is one big party and long day of fun-filled fesivities. There are games and activities to participate in, a huge food and beverage court, a craft market, and an Irish Village hosted by DC Gaels that past ShamrockFest attendees say is simply too fun for words. ShamrockFest presents a Washington Nationals’ interactive experience area with pub games and free competitions to win cash prizes. Ball Hogs’ Radio Network will be recording live from their studio tent at the festival, and throughout the day you’ll find many ways to get lucky!

The strolling entertainers are especially pleasing to watch at ShamrockFest, as you’ll see bag pipers, dancers, a crazy leprechaun, and many other interesting characters roaming around. There are plenty of bathrooms available at the festival and top-notch services for your convenience, which makes it easy to have a fun time and stay for hours, if you desire.

If you want to attend ShamrockFest or any of the other exciting events that occur during March in Washington D.C., first, make sure you’ve secured your Washington D.C. hotel. has plenty of accommodations near the festival that are sure to suit any budget or style preference. A couple of the hotels that are popular in the area, and that are close to restaurants, shopping, and more, include Hotel Palomar Washington D.C., the InterContinental The Willard Washington, and Hotel Rouge. Let us help you find your perfect hotel in Washington D.C. today at a fantastic price!

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