If you’re looking for authentic Irish music, traditional St. Patrick’s Day fare or just a little something to get you in the spirit of the holiday, you’ve got several options for the weekend. Kick off your celebrations on Friday night from 6-10 p.m. at Side Saddle Cafe by listening to live Irish music by the Plank Stompers while drinking green beer!
Another option for traditional Irish music (and green beer) is Gold Cup, which will be serving up a special menu March 16-18 with traditional St. Patrick’s Day fare including corned beef and cabbage, bangers and mash, and turkey reubens. You can listen to an authentic Irish band each day starting at 6 p.m., try Gold Cup’s new whiskey menu and enjoy green beer. Plus, guests wearing green on March 17 will receive 25% off their bill!
Or, get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with Market Salamander’s corned beef and cabbage special, available March 17-18. Also, wear green in the market on St. Patrick’s Day and receive a free Clover Cookie (while supplies last) and enjoy live music each day from 2–5 p.m. For more information, please call 540-687-8011.
If you love Irish whiskey, then you won’t want to miss the Whiskey Pairing Dinner at Harrimans Virginia Piedmont Grill. Enjoy the traditional delicacies paired with Tullamore DEW, Bushmills Black Bush, and a Jameson flight comprised of Jameson Original, Jameson Caskmates and Jameson Black Barrel. For more information, please call 540-326-4070. $110 per person.
You can also enjoy a special Sunday brunch for St. Patrick’s Day at Salamander Resort with authentic Irish specialties like corned beef, cabbage, Irish desserts, and more. $45 per person. For more information, please call 540-326-4070.
Looking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Virginia’s wine country? Several Middleburg wineries are offering specials this weekend.
For example, 50 West is celebrating March 17 and 18 with live music, chocolate pairings, special discounts, and more! Put together your ideal three pack from their current tasting menu and hope that luck is on your side! You’ll have the chance to draw a luck color-coded cork that could save you 5%, 10%, or 15% off your trio. Club Members will automatically receive 20% off their trio purchase. Plus, you can enjoy specially paired truffles from The Conche in Leesburg with the 50 West wines you already love.
You can also receive special discounts for wearing green March 16-18 at Three Fox Vineyards, where they’ll be serving up green wine! Slightly fizzy, perfectly fruity and just the right touch of green, this wine will be sure to get you in the Irish spirit!
Treat your kiddos to something special this St. Patrick’s Day with the Lucky Charms Camp Salamander at Salamander Resort & Spa! On March 17 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., children ages 4-10 can enjoy a special St. Patrick’s Day-themed camp, where they’ll get to make special charm bracelets and participate in a four-leaf clover challenge. Reservations are required, so call 540-326-4060 today to grab a spot! Cost: $135 per child.
If you want to try something a little different this St. Patrick’s Day, why not consider doing a GPS hunt or yoga or cooking class at Salamander Resort? Starting at 10 a.m. on St. Patrick’s Day, you can try your luck at geocaching to find Salamander’s multiple “pots of gold” hidden on the property. Each caching station contains a grand prize and special gold coins.Smart phones with GPS or compass apps work; teams are two to four people. Cost: $45 per team.
Salamander is also hosting a special Vinyasa Yoga workshop on St. Patrick’s Day, set to a soundtrack of upbeat hard rock hits! Enjoy a complimentary green beer when you are done. Participants must be over 21 years of age. $30 per person. For more information on either of these events, please call 540-326-4060.
Another option for St. Patrick’s Day is Salamander’s Irish Whiskey & Fare cooking class, where you can sip on Irish whiskey while learning the traditional techniques on making your Irish favorites like beer battered fish, homemade bangers and mash, and much more. $79 per person, not including tax and gratuity. For more information, please call 540-326-4070.