ShamrockFest is DC's Saint Paddy's beer, music and entertainment experience, with multiple party zones and attractions throughout the expansive festival grounds. We've spanned the globe, seeking out the ultimate entertainers, in order to create the most exciting and memorable ShamrockFest in our 14-year history.  Over 30 ridiculous bands and DJs on 7 stages, will rock DC like never before!

  • Irish Rock Stages: ShamrockFest has successfully cornered the Celtic market, bringing you the greatest Irish rock lineup on earth... including the one, the only, DROPKICK MURPHYS!!! Some of the best Irish bands alive are flying in from Europe, Canada and across the US, to make ShamrockFest `14 the don't-miss event of the year. You will experience an unforgettable array of Irish music like never before including Irish punk, Celtic rock, folk and straight up Irish party bands… More announcements coming ... THIS IS HUGE!
  • Dewey Beach Stage: OK, here we GO!  You want awesome.. we got awesome. I mean this lineup is downright AMAZING! Experience electrifying performances by some of the hottest party bands going. When we say party bands we mean PARTY BANDS.
  • Taste of Ireland: Join the leaders in the Irish community including the most prominent Irish pubs and establishments at the Irish Village. This massive, activity area features live, authentic Irish entertainers (Irish dancers, fiddlers, bagpipers, etc.), tented areas, shenanigans and the “Shamrock Pub Games.” (our own moronic twist on the Celtic games…you too can join in. Details coming soon)
  • Local Rockers: DC has some of the best bands in the country. No need to go hopping around town; ShamrockFest features the local elite, all in one venue…And, of course, that includes Dewey Beach’s hottest party bands.
  • Midtown Partyplex DJ Stage: This is no joke. For you serious clubbers you will experience a merging of  premier spin-masters.
  • SRF Misc. Amusements & Attractions: Stroll the expansive festival grounds at ShamrockFest and you will encounter a world full of various, interactive attractions. From the massive extreme zip line and mechanical bull, to mega-slides and carnival rides, to massive tented party areas, to craft, food & beverage markets, to strolling entertainers and much, much more. It is a virtual cornucopia of sensory stimulants… in a great way!


  • 30+ amazing bands and djs (MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING SOON)
  • 7 massive stages
  • Midtown Partyplex - a massive party pavilion with amazing DJs lineup
  • 13 party areas
  • DC's biggest cornhole tourney - National Super Hole, by NAKID Social Sports
  • Beer truck bars spanning the length of 2 football fields
  • Carnival rides, games & activities
  • Dozens of food, beverage & craft vendors
  • Strolling entertainers
  • Irish Village – too fun for words
  • Gigantic GoCity Party Zone, with variety of interactive activities
  • DC Gael's Shamrock Pub Games – open to all – click here
  • Get Lucky! raffle (details coming soon)
  • Much, much, more!

Here is what some of leaders in the entertainment industry are saying:

“National ShamrockFest is Washington DC’s greatest festival, hands down!”
“ShamrockFest… America’s biggest Saint Patrick’s Day party…”
“…Shamrock Festival is one of the best live music festivals in the United States”

* All info on this site subject to change without notice.  Check back often for updates.

Latest News

March 14, 2014

Price will increase at any time.

Tickets selling at record pace.

VIP tix on pace to sell out soon.

March 13, 2014
We're stoked to have Yonas make a special appearance at SRF '14! A Billboard songwriting award winner, hits featured in major motion pictures, on MTVu and Fuse TV, Yonas has an unparalleled talent. You gotta see him live at ShamrockFest!

March 12, 2014
Click here for ShamrockFest's lineup!

March 09, 2014

ShamrockFest `14 is amping thing us... 

  • NEW - Extended hours: Now rock'n till 11:00pm
  • NEW - GLOW FACTOR: Get your green glow gear ready, cuz we're GLOW'N LATE NITE
  • NEW - Upgraded site: Shamrock Festival Gounds @ RFK stadium is better than ever 
  • NEW - Extreme Attractions: Zip Line, mechanical bull, mega slide, etc.
  • NEW - Improved beer selection: Yuengling Lager,  Guinness, Harp and Angry Orchard Cider  
  • NEW - Biggest corhole tournament in Mid-Atlantic

March 08, 2014

Thanks to the thousands that came out and made MEGA-Crawl such an amazing time.

Now that we are properly primed, it's time to gear up for the main event...

On March 22, DC turns green as ShamrockFest ROCKS like never before.


February 16, 2014

SRF is stoked to have Peet's Coffee and Tea as the Official Coffee at SRF`14!!

Just wait till you taste it at ShamrockFest. You will be amazed. New Peet's stores opening in DC area this year...  Look for them...  



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