St. Patrick's Day weekend has arrived and the weather is great in Virginia. The temperatures will be in the 60s on Saturday and the 50s on Sunday.
Roanoke's St. Patrick's Day Parade will be the place to be on Saturday morning, according to Roanoke.com.
The parade will begin at 11 a.m. in downtown Roanoke, starting at Jefferson Street and running down to Campbell Avenue.
In addition to the parade, the Shamrock Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Salem Avenue and Market Street downtown.
The Shamrock Hill Run will be held at Roanoke Catholic School on Saturday with three events. The 1 mile walk will be held at 8:30 a.m., followed by the 5K and 10K run at 9:15 a.m.
Families in Richmond will head out to Shamrock the Block from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday. The live music event also features family-friendly activities including bounce houses, face painting and more.
At Virginia Beach, the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon weekend will draw runners and families from around the state and beyond for a two-day-festival.
In Williamsburg, many will celebrate St. Patrick's Day on opening day at Busch Gardens, which will be open on weekends until mid-April when it opens daily for the season.
Families and runners in Harrisonburg will enjoy the Shamrock 5K Trail Run on Saturday morning. The beginner run benefits the Shenandoah Valley High Rollers Wheelchair basketball team.
From parades, music festivals and shamrock runs to brewery and winery tours, St. Patrick's Day is a day to enjoy the festivities. You will find information about these and many more St. Patrick's Day events at Virginia.org.
In the words of a song by the same name, Everybody's Irish on St. Patrick's Day. So pull out your favorite green sweater, t-shirt or hat and head out to join the crowd. Happy St. Patrick's Day and watch out for those leprechauns.