NORFOLK -- They say everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day.

While the actual day is Monday, March 17, the fun begins Friday. Don your green for Shamrockin' In Ghent block party in Norfolk from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Live music, vendors with food and drink will fill Colley Avenue between Shirley and Gates avenues. Festivalgoers will hear music from the Newport News Police Pipes and Drums, Glasgow Kiss, and The Deloreans.

Proceeds will benefit Hope House Foundation, the only organization in Virginia that supports adults with developmental disabilities exclusively in their own homes.

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