St. Patricks Day is a fun holiday to celebrate and there are plenty of festive activities in the Washington, DC area. Enjoy an afternoon of Irish fun at your local Saint Patrick's Day Parade. You can venture into Washington, DC or stay closer to home by attending the smaller parades in Manassas or Gaithersburg. Spend the day with family and friends enjoying Irish music and dance. Would you rather party at a street festival? Check out the National Shamrock Fest, the largest party in the region with live music, food, drinks and dozens of activities for all ages. Don't miss a great time to enjoy some corned beef and cabbage and a tall glass of green beer at one of DC's Irish pubs.