• Joe Johnson

Freedom First St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Shamrock Festival

Join The Rock Channel in Downtown Roanoke on Saturday March 12th for the Freedom First St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Shamrock Festival.


Freedom First St. Patrick’s Day Parade - 11:00 am

Begins on Jefferson Street at Elm Avenue, continues to Campbell Avenue, and ends at Williamson Road.

Thank you to everyone interested in participating, but our parade is now full. Are you willing to help us out at the event? Sign up to volunteer!

Thank you to everyone interested in being a vendor. Our vendor slots are full.


Shamrock Festival - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Live music, adult beverages, and more! Admission is FREE and begins at 10:00 am in the Plaza behind the City Market Building.

Band Lineup:

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am - DJ Flex

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Back Alley II

  • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Adrenaline 6

  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - 220 South Band

  • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm - Gasoline Alley

Freedom First Kids Zone 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

FREE Entry - activities, inflatables, face painting, balloon art & more! Located in Market Square


Corned Beef & Co. Celtic Celebration - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Beer Tents & Live Celtic Music!

Outdoor Music Schedule:

  • 12:00 pm - Irish Dance School

  • 1:00 pm - Brian Coughlan

  • 2:00 pm - Albemarle Pipe Band

  • 2:30 pm - Kinnfolk

  • 3:15 pm - Duada

10:00 am - 2:00 am Indoor Festivities:

  • Irish food specials, party favors, DJs!


Martin's Downtown St. Pat's Street Party - 11:00 am

Martin's Street Party will feature live music and a huge outdoor, tent-covered beer garden!

Band Lineup Inside:

  • 12:00 pm - Gote

  • 3:30 pm - Empty Bottles

  • 7:00 pm - Villanova

  • 10:30 pm - Halfmoon

Band Lineup Outside:

  • 12:00 pm - Eric Wayne Band

  • 2:15 pm - Audacity Brass Band

  • 4:30 pm - The Wooks

  • 7:00 pm - The Reverend Payton's Big Damn Band

  • 9:30 pm - Sexbruise?

Get all the info HERE.

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