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St. Patrick’s Day Fun, Parades and Shenanigans

Time to start planning for St. Patrick’s Day 2020 with the family!

Celebrate the luck o’ the Irish at one of these St. Patrick’s Day events around Maryland. Whether you’re looking for a festival, parade or concert, this roundup has something for everyone in Annapolis, Baltimore, Ocean City, Washington D.C., and other locations around Maryland.

Some events require tickets and fill up quickly. Always call ahead or check the event website before attending.

Saturday, March 7

Annapolis Irish Hooley
Kick off Annapolis Irish week at this gala featuring Dublin 5, pipe bands, Irish dancers, open bar, food and more. $110. 5:30–10 p.m. City Dock, Annapolis. 

6th Annual Annapolis Shamrock Stroll
A pipe band leads the group through participating pubs in Annapolis. Check in and registration kicks off at noon… $5 gets you all the features and a super cool souvenir koozie plus proceeds will benefit the local Annapolis Firefighters Chapter. Stroll lasts until 5 p.m. 

rsz st patrick day paradeSunday, March 8

Annapolis St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Wear your green, get some beads, and have a ton of fun at Annapolis’s big parade, which features lots of lively Irish bands, Irish dancers, bagpipers and a whole lot more. Annapolis. Free. 1 p.m. Amos Garrett Boulevard to City Dock. Annapolis. 

Parking and Staging For The Annapolis Parade: Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts is the staging area. Parking will be restricted in many areas and parking in residential areas is not suggested. Instead, park in Park Place Garage or Knighton Garage for a fee and take the FREE Circulator down to City Dock. Other City Parking garages include Gott’s and Hillman.

Shamrock The Dock w/ We’re not Handsome & Dublin 5
Following the St. Patrick’s Parade, there will be a celebration on City Dock at Susan Campbell Park that will include libations, live music, food and more from 3 p.m. –7 p.m.

Dinner and Drag Shamrock ShinDig
The cover fee of $15 will let you be part of an amazing drag show while you enjoy your meal. There will also be specialty cocktails, games and tons of amazing talented performers! This event is open to all ages, advance tickets are suggested. Doors open at 5 p.m. Show begins at 6 p.m. Parties larger than 4 should call ahead for reservation seating. Ellicott Mills Brewing Company, Ellicott City.

Friday, March 13

St. Patrick’s Green Games Rye Day the 13th
March 13-14.The Greene Turtle Annapolis invites you to the 2020 Green Games with live music, food, fun, games and more! Family and pet friendly with free water bowls & Irish doggy treats, face painting, lawn games, photo booth, animated characters and more! 

Saturday, March 14

Ocean City St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Marching units, floats and local festivities. Festival at 11, Parade at noon. 60th–44th St., Coastal Highway, Ocean City. ococean.com

Celebration of St. Patrick’s Day at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
March 14-15. Online Pre-Sale Tickets are $20 and include a 16oz pour of beer (choice of Baltimore Blonde or Over the Moon Milk Stout), a donation to charity, and a commemorative button. Celebration at an Irish Village and includes an Irish beer tap take over, pop-up entertainment, limited edition merchandise, a holiday-themed food menu, the Guinness Food Truck, and more. Guinness Open Gate Brewery, Halethorpe.

Green Beer Races
Family and pet-friendly event featuring kool aid races, food, music, keg toss, and more. Free. Noon–5 p.m. Eastport Democratic Club, Annapolis. greenbeerraces.com

Celtic Canter and Downtown Irish Celebration
The Celtic Canter 5K & Downtown Irish Celebration will take place in historic downtown Westminster with a picturesque start/finish. Activities include a post-race party, awards ceremony and Irish celebration complete with a pub crawl, live music, vendors, and activities for children. 

The Annapolis Moose Lodge is proud to celebrate ‘MooseFest’ – our annual celebration of family fun and games with an Irish twist. Put on your best green and bring the whole family to compete for prizes in a variety of games. There will be great food, great drinks and company. Doors open at noon. 

St.PatricksDaySt. Paddy’s Day Tent Party
It’s a tent party at Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis. Food, fun, live music and green beer. Irish food specials all day including corned beef and cabbage and more! Doors open 11 a.m. 

St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Chesapeake City
Best Float, Most Spirit, Best Dressed & Erin Go Braugh are just some of the prizes awarded to talented marchers at the Chesapeake City St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade kicks off at noon at Bohemia Avenue. Plus, local pubs are signed up for the Pub Crawl following the festivities.

Sunday, March 15

Baltimore St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Celebration of Irish culture, music, song and dance. Free. 2 p.m. Washington Monument, Baltimore. 

St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock 5K
Grab your green and join us for one of Baltimore’s largest and most festive 5Ks! Run through our city and finish at Power Plant Live! for an epic after-party. Register early before the event sells out. 1:00 p.m. Charles & Mulberry streets, Baltimore. 

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