RICHMOND: The Church Hill Irish Festival started as a small event at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, it is now a two-day event on several blocks in Church Hill at 25th Street and East Broad Street between East Grace and East Marshall Streets. Proceeds from the festival will benefit St. Baldrick’s Society, raising funds for research against childhood cancer, the Church Hill Association, the Church Hill Crime Watch and several other charities and also benefit the historic preservation of St. Patrick’s Church and its outreach programs.
In addition to the kids play are, there will be over thirty bands performing on several stages, St. Baldrick's head shaving event, beverages and Irish Foods. The festival is Saturday 10am to 7pm and Sunday 10am to 6pm. Look for free parking at 17th and Broad Streets with shuttle buses, a $5 donation is suggested, for more information visit http://www.churchhillirishfestival.com/. New this year The McShin Foundation will be hosting a Sober Section and organizers ask that you leave all pets at home. For more information, please email us or call 804-356-1093.