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Mar 10

City Center Holds St. Patrick's Day Event

Posted on March 10, 2017 at 8:02 AM by Communications Department

The City of Newport News is joining with City Center at Oyster Point and Sinclair Communications to present the City Center Shamrock, shamrock16crowdforweb_SCnext Friday, March 17 from 6 – 9 PM at City Center. This free event features entertainment by Faol Liath, Glasgow Kiss, the Cumascaigh School of Irish Dance, and the Newport News Pipe & Drums. Enjoy free activities for all ages including corn hole, face painting and more. Individuals and groups wearing the best St. Patrick’s Day theme outfits to the event walk away with special prizes.

In addition to all of the festivities, food trucks will be on site selling a variety of items: Poppa P 1971 (grilled cheese), Chesapeake Concessions (crab cake sandwich, fried oreos, fried twinkies, fried pickles), Over the Moon Pizza (pizza, sausages, pretzels), Pop’s Kettle Corn (kettle corn, nachos), Kona Ice of Gloucester/York County (Hawaiian shaved ice), Mama Neem’s Mobile Seafood (seafood, burgers, hot dogs, wings), and Little Piggy’s Wurst Nightmare shamrock16lovesizedforweb_SC(BBQ, Philly cheese steak, hot dogs). Beverage sales proceeds benefit local charities.

Admission and parking are free. Blankets and chairs are welcomed, no outside alcoholic beverages allowed. Pets are not permitted in the event area. For additional information, call 757-926-1400 or visit www.nnparks.com. Updates and announcements (including weather-related announcements) will be posted on Facebook and Twitter @nnfestivals.