The 24th Annual Church Hill Irish Festival is this weekend, Saturday-Sunday, March 21st-22nd, at St. Patrick’s Church on North 25th Street between Broad and Franklin.
Kick off the Irish weekend with a walking parade to include traditional music and dancing Saturday at 10am. Enjoy the rest of the weekend with Irish musicians, bagpipers and dancers. This year’s lineup includes Uisce Beatha; the Janet Martin Band; Andy, Cindy and Then Some; Page Wilson; Gary Gerloff; Tinkers Damn; Bart Chucker Band; Kelly Kennedy; Susan Greenbaum and many other local favorites.
In addition to great entertainment, there will be plenty of family fun, including children’s games, face painting and Irish-themed crafts. Food and refreshments will also be available. Enjoy wonderful “Irish Lasagna” prepared by the Ladies of St. Patrick’s, “Fish and Chips” and other favorites provided by Poe’s Irish Pub, Rare Olde Times, and many more. A huge children’s play area will be sponsored by the great folks from “Connor’s Heroes”, an organization that assists families and children who are fighting childhood cancer.
Proceeds benefit the St. Baldrick’s Society and their fight against childhood cancer, the Church Hill Association, the Church Hill Crime Watch, Richmond Hill, Child Saver’s Clinic of Richmond, the St. Peter’s Meals Program, and many other neighborhood causes. Proceeds also benefit the historic preservation of St. Patrick’s Church, a “little church with a big heart”. We kindly ask that you leave all pets at home. For more information, visit www.ChurchhillIrishFestival.com or call 804-356-1093. Sponsored in part by Harp and Guinness.
24th Annual Church Hill Irish Festival
$2.00 donation will be collected at the gate;
10am-7pm Saturday and 10am-6pm Sunday