Annapolis Irish Week kicks off with a party and parade

Dublin 5 Irish WeekKick off Annapolis Irish Week and St. Patrick's Day festivities with an Irish Hooley, or party, the night before the Annapolis St. Patrick's Day parade. The second annual Annapolis Hooley is March 5, 2016, at the Loews Annapolis Hotel from 6-10 p.m.

(Update: Tickets will be sold until the event.)

The party features Dublin 5, pipe bands and Irish dancers as well as Irish and American food plus an open bar for the first hour, compliments of Steve Kelly and Kelly Electric. After the first hour, a cash bar will be available. Tickets are $64.29. The Hooley benefits Warrior Events and Maryland Professional Fire Fighters Association.

The Annapolis St. Patrick's Day Parade is the next day, March 6, starting at 1 p.m. at West Gate Circle in Annapolis. The parade travels down West Street, around Church Circle and continues down Main Street to City Dock.

An after-party follows the parade at Galway Bay with Áine O'Doherty playing live 3-7 p.m.

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Other Annapolis Irish Week events include:

Irish guys bar webMarch 8 ‑ TIPSC, the Traditional Irish Pub Song Club, live at Killarney House at 7 p.m.
March 11 ­‑ Whiskey Tasting at Galway Bay 7-9 p.m.
March 12 ‑ Saint Baldrick's Head Shave event at Fado 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
March 14 ‑ Guinness Glass Engraving at Galway Bay 6-8 p.m.
March 16 ‑ The Young Dubliners play at Rams Head on Stage 8 p.m.
April 1 ‑ Saint Baldrick's Head Shave event at Brian Boru in Severna Park

Purchase Hooley tickets here and find out more about Annapolis Irish Week web page.

Find more St. Patrick's Day parades and special events here.