Break out the shamrocks and corned beef -- St. Patrick's Day is almost upon us.
And whether you're Irish by birth or just an honorary Irishman (or woman) for the day, everyone's favorite green-hued holiday is an excellent excuse to celebrate.
If you're wondering what to do to honor the special occasion, Loudoun County has plenty of St. Patrick's Day event options, from traditional Irish dinners to kids' games to wine tastings and more. Check out our St. Paddy's Day guide below:
Pot O'Gold Lunch at 868 Estate Vineyards on March 15th and 16th : Enjoy a tasty traditional corned beef and cabbage lunch, then take a quick hike to the vineyards' 868-foot high hilltop where you'll find a pot o'gold with a sweet surprise!
St. Patrick's Day Celebration at Bogati Bodega & Vineyard on March 15th : Shake off your winter blues and celebrate the green instead. Toast to the luck of the Irish with $4 wine shot tastings!
St. Patrick's Week at O'Faolain's Irish Pub from March 12th -17th : If you can't get enough of St. Paddy's madness, you can check out a weeklong schedule of fun at this Sterling pub. From St. Paddy's trivia to a Jameson dinner to live Irish music, they've got it all.
St. Patrick's Weekend at Finnegan's Sports Bar and Grill from March 15th -17th : Spend your weekend listening to bagpipers, getting your face painted, watching Irish dancers and, of course, chowing down on Irish eats.
Shamrock Shindig at Salamander Resort's Gold Cup Wine Bar on March 17th : Dig into $10 shepherd's pies, $6 drink specials (think traditional Jameson whiskey and Murphy's stouts) and all the trappings of St. Pat's.
St. Patrick's Day Dinner at Salamander Resort's Harrimans Grill on March 17th : Get your once-a-year fill of corned beef, cabbage, and more traditional Irish eats.
St. Patrick's Day Moonbounce at the Sterling Community Center on March 17th : If you're looking for something a little more kid-friendly, this five-and-under fun-fest will feature moonbounces, games, prizes, and an Irish craft.