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 10-11, 2018

The annual Annapolis St. Patrick's Parade marches through the streets of Downtown Annapolis Sunday, March 11 starting at 1:00 pm. This special Annapolis Irish Weekend kicks off on Saturday March 10 with a good old-fashioned Hooley from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm at the Loews Annapolis Hotel. 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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126 West St
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-280-0445


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girl dancing with fiddle Photo By: BSO

2 BSO Family Concert - St. Patrick's Celebration - Baltimore

March 10, 2018
This St. Patrick’s Celebration features Anderson’s Irish Suite, bagpipes, Irish dancers and musicians of the BSO performing traditional Irish instruments. Nicholas Hersh conducts.

dance company Photo By: Teelin Irish Dance Co.

3 Teelin Irish Dance Co. - Westminster

March 10, 2018
3:00pm & 7:00pm
From the graceful beauty of Irish jigs and reels, to the thundering beat of percussive dance, the fusion of traditional and contemporary dance leaves audiences on the edge of their seats and wanting more.


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Carroll Arts Center
Westminster, MD 21157
410-848-7272


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

4 Celtic Canter and Downtown Irish Celebration - Westminster

March 10, 2018
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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Main Street
Westminster, MD 21157
410-751-5501


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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

5 St. Patrick's Day Parade - Gaithersburg

March 10, 2018
The City of Gaithersburg partners with the 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 10. Live entertainment follows the parade and continues until 12 pm.


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


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

6 St. Patrick's Day Parade - Baltimore

March 11, 2018
Baltimore’s St. Patrick Parade is truly the jewel in Maryland’s emerald crown. For more than 60 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 11 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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Photo of the St. Patrick's Day Parade in progress in Ocean City Photo By: Town of Ocean City

7 St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival - Ocean City

March 17, 2018
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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Coastal Highway from 58th to 44th Street
Ocean City, MD 21842
410-289-2800


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8 St. Patrick's Day Parade - Chesapeake City

March 17, 2018
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 17. 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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Bohemia Ave
Chesapeake City, MD 21915
410-885-7060


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

9 Saint Patrick's Snakes - Baltimore

March 17, 2018
Legend has it that Ireland has Saint Patrick to thank for its lack of snakes, but we’re thankful for the many snakes that call Lake Roland home! So we celebrate Saint Patrick's Snakes.  Come meet several friendly serpents and create a slithery craft.  Program is on March 17 from 1 pm - 2:30 pm.  Ages 5 and up, $5 per person ($3 members). More info...

St. Patrick's Day party

10 St. Patrick's Day Dinner Cruises - Baltimore

March 17, 2018

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!

Dinner Cruise: Board: 6:30pm | Cruise: 7pm - 10pm | Price: from $79.90 - Buffet-Style Dinner Menu
Moonlight Cruise: Board: 11:30pm | Cruise: 12:00am - 2:00am | Price: from $36.90 - Nightclub atmosphere with premier DJ.

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Runners in a Seashore Striders event Photo By: Seashore Striders

11 St. Paddy's Day 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run - Denton

March 17, 2018

Registration opens on-site at 7:30 a.m. 5K race 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 8:40 a.m.
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12 Barleyjuice - Celtic Music - Westminster

March 16-17, 2018
Guinness will flow and “Juicers” will flock to this annual appearance by favorite rebellious rockers. High energy Celtic Music for those that want to Sham Rock! Sure to be a blowout because of ST. PADDY's DAY!


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91 West Main St
Westminster, MD 21157
410-848-7272


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13 Iona - Celtic Music - Havre de Grace

March 17, 2018
IONA’s music is a unique, acoustic weave of the traditional music of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany (France), the Isle of Man, Asturies and Galicia (Spain), as well as their transplants in America. Blending songs, dance tunes, and aires into a rich and stunning tapestry, their style is outstanding in an arena where these traditions are seldom intertwined.

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Annapolis Irish Festival
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Location:
126 West St
Annapolis, MD 21401
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Location:
Carroll Arts Center
Westminster, MD 21157
Bag Pipes at the 5K start line
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Location:
Main Street
Westminster, MD 21157
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Location:
I-370 and Washingtonian Blvd.
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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Location:
Washington Monument
Baltimore, MD 21201
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Location:
Coastal Highway from 58th to 44th Street
Ocean City, MD 21842
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Location:
Bohemia Ave
Chesapeake City, MD 21915
Barleyjuice
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Location:
91 West Main St
Westminster, MD 21157
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