St. Patrick’s Day in Manassas
Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day and the town of Manassas has already started celebrating. Last weekend was the parade and the weather was wonderful. This is the 20th year for this very popular event. The town residents came out to support local business and organizations in this fun and festive celebration. That’s one of the great benefits of living in a place with such a strong sense of community. Organization after organization came down the parade route - Boy Scouts, Irish dancers, bag pipers, etc. and the the streets were teaming with people cheering them on.
In this article in “Inside Nova”, we learn that 40,000 people in Manassas identify themselves as having Irish decent. That’s 9% of the population here. Though the actual celebration of St. Patrick’s Day revolves around all things Irish, all are invited to participate. “This is a community parade, and there are a lot of local businesses and families participating,” said Mike Riley, parade announcer.
The parade isn’t the only way to have fun on St. Patrick’s Day. Manassas really knows how to have fun and there is no shortage of things to do. Check out the Visit Manassas page for more details on events going on this weekend. Anne of Green Gables is playing at the Hilton Center for Performing Arts. Tucked Away Brewing Company is hosting a party with a specialty cask and Irish dancers.
Whether you have Irish ancestry or not, there is a lot to do and much to enjoy in this town. One of the venues mentioned above is a treasure for the whole area to enjoy. The Hylton Performing Arts Center, has a wide array of shows and events. This is a space that is so unique and dynamic, it deserves a whole blog to do it justice. For now, let’s just say having a cultural gem that’s a true public/private partnership with multi-jurisdiction support, is something we are very proud of.
No matter what you’re doing this weekend, celebrating St. Patricks Day with green beer, doing your spring cleaning, or any other way to spend your weekend, we hope you enjoy yourselves. Please get in touch if you are considering moving to Manassas or selling your home. We don’t need the luck of the Irish to help you buy or sell a home, we just love to help!