St. Patrick's Day Celebrations

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St. Patrick's Day Parade is one of many Irish Week events in Annapolis Photo By: Visit Annapolis

1 Annapolis Irish Weekend

March 4-5, 2017

The 5th annual Annapolis St. Patrick's Parade marches through the streets of Downtown Annapolis Sunday, March 5th starting at 1:00 pm. This special Annapolis Irish Weekend kicks off on Saturday March 4th with a good old-fashioned Hooley from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm at The Annapolis Waterfront Hotel ballroom. This annual Gala  features Irish Rock from Dublin 5, Pipe Bands and Irish Dancers as well as great food and bar.  
This is just the start of many St. Paddy's Day celebrations that will take place right up to the 17th. More info....


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West Gate Circle
Annapolis, MD 21403
410-280-0445


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people running in a 5K Photo By: Celtic Canter & Downtown Irish Celebration

2 Celtic Canter 5K & Irish Celebration - Westminster

March 11, 2017
Celtic Canter 5K race takes place in historic downtown Westminster at 9:00 A.M.. After the race enjoy a post-race party, awards ceremony and Irish celebration complete with a pub crawl, live music, vendors, and  fun activities for children.

Irish Celebration line-up:
9:00 A.M.:  Celtic Canter 5K
10:00 A.M.:  Leprechaun Chase
10:00 A.M.- 2:00 P.M.: Irish Celebration on Main Street including artisans, Celtic demonstrations, food, crafts and games for kids.

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Young marchers show dancing talent at the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Gaithersburg Photo By: Photo courtesy City of Gaithersburg, Harp/Shamrock Society of Gaithersburg

3 St. Patrick's Day Parade - Gaithersburg

March 11, 2017
The City of Gaithersburg partners with the Harp and Shamrock Society of Gaithersburg and Peterson Companies/Rio Washingtonian Center to host Celtic dancers, bagpipers, fire trucks, clowns, equestrian units and so much more. Parade steps off at the Washingtonian Center (I-370 & Washingtonian Blvd) at 10 am on March 11.  Live entertainment follows the parade and continues until 1 pm.


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I-370 and Washington Blvd.
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
301-258-6350


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Photo of the St. Patrick's Day Parade in progress in Ocean City Photo By: Town of Ocean City

4 Ocean City Gets Irish!

March 11, 2017
Everyone loves to be Irish at Ocean City's famous parade. it features marching units, floats, and local celebrities.  The Parade begins at noon and travels Coastal Hwy. from 60th St. to 45th St.  Arrive at 45th St. shopping area around 11 am and enjoy the Irish-American festival with food, drink and merriment.

Feel like a nice run on the Boardwalk?  Ocean City offers a St. Paddy's Day Boardwalk 5K.  The race begins at 9 am.  Past races boasted more than 1000 registered runners. The race begins on 4th St. at 9 am. The race offers a great Irish experience with refreshments and music post-race at Shenanigans Irish Pub.


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5 Chesapeake City's Parade Honors St. Patrick's Day

March 11, 2017
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 on March 11. The Mummer's Duffy String Jam Band entertains from Pell Gardens right after the parade.  Plus, local pubs are signed up for the Pub Crawl following the festivities.


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4th St, Bohemia Ave, Pell Garden's Loop, 1st St, George St, 3rd St
Chesapeake City, MD 21915
410-920-7018


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Hog nosed snake celebrates St. Patrick's Day among the flowers Photo By: Ranger Melissa Tillery

6 Saint Patrick's Snakes - Baltimore

March 11-12, 2017
Legend says that Ireland can thank St. Patrick for its lack of snakes, but we’re thankful for the many snakes that call Robert E. Lee Park home! So we celebrate Saint Patrick's Snakes.  Come meet several friendly serpents and create a slithery craft.  Program is on March 11 and 12 from 2 pm - 4 pm.  Ages 5 and up, $3 per person ($2 members).

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7 St. Patrick's Dining Cruises - Baltimore

March 12 &17, 2017

Corral your crew and join Spirit of Baltimore in your best green gear out on the water. Enjoy a fabulous Spirit of Baltimore Cruise with amazing views of the Baltimore Harbor. Indulge in a delicious freshly prepared St. Paddy's Day buffet. There will be festive St. Patrick's Day decorations, DJ entertainment and bar games!

March 12 Lunch: Board: 10:30am | Cruise: 11am - 1pm | Price: from $51.90 
March 17 Dinner: Board: 6:30pm | Cruise: 7pm - 10pm | Price: from $76.90

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Baltimore City Pipe Band marches along Baltimore's Streets Photo By: Courtesy of www.irishparade.net

8 St. Patrick's Day Parade - Baltimore

March 12, 2017
Baltimore’s St. Patrick Parade is truly the jewel in Maryland’s emerald crown. For more than 50 years, thousands of spectators from the region have crowded the streets and sidewalks of downtown Baltimore and the famous Inner Harbor to watch thousands more march and celebrate Irish culture, music, song, and dance.

Join the fun Sunday, March 12th as the Parade steps off at 2 pm at the Washington Monument and proceeds down Charles St. to Pratt at Market Place.

Want to do more than watch?  The Shamrock 5K takes place at 1:15pm immediately before the parade. 


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Washington Monument
Baltimore, MD 21201
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Runners in a Seashore Striders event Photo By: Seashore Striders

9 St. Patrick's Day 5K/10K Run and 5K Walk - Denton

March 18, 2017

Registration opens on-site at 7:30 a.m. 5K/10K races begin at
9 a.m. Registration check-in and on-site registration located in the gym at the General James F. Fretterd Community Center,  Rain or Shine. Note: 200 yard Leprechaun Dash starts at 8:30 a.m.
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10 Shamrock Shootout

March 18, 2017

The Shamrock Shootout Cornhole Tournament is a double elimination tournament with matches being the best of three in the winners bracket and a single game in the losers bracket.

Proceeds from the Shamrock Shootout Cornhole Tournament will benefit the Stay Ready Riderz Bike Club and Wicomico Friends of Recreation & Parks’ Tomorrow Fund.

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300 S. Salisbury Blvd.
Salisbury, MD 21801
410-603-0190


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11 Walking Tour of an Irish Neighborhood

March 25, 2017

Join us at Mount Clare Station, workplace of the immigrant Irish, and explore a neighborhood where our ancestors lived, worked, shopped, worshipped and socialized for well over a century. Our tour will include our Museum, once home to James and Sarah Feeley, famine survivors who thrived in a vibrant Irish parish. Donations Welcome; lunch available.


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901 W Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21223
410-347-4747


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12 St. Patrick's Moonlight Cruise - Baltimore

March 18, 2017

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day on board a two-hour late night cruise on the Patapsco River. Enjoy a nightclub atmosphere with premier DJ playing today's hottest hits,fully stocked bar and amazing skyline views, plus dancing and a  moonlight buffet. All guests must be 21+. Price: from $36.90* · 

Board your Spirit of Baltimore Cruise at 11:30 P.M. and cruise from midnight to 2:00 A.M.

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West Gate Circle
Annapolis, MD 21403
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I-370 and Washington Blvd.
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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4th St, Bohemia Ave, Pell Garden's Loop, 1st St, George St, 3rd St
Chesapeake City, MD 21915
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Washington Monument
Baltimore, MD 21201
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300 S. Salisbury Blvd.
Salisbury, MD 21801
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901 W Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21223
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