St. Patrick's Day Fun, Parades and Shenanigans About Town in March

Time to start planning for St. Patrick's Day 2019 fun 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. We have a round up of events going on in Annapolis, Baltimore, Ocean City, Washington DC, 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 9

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

Annapolis Irish Hooley
Kick off Annapolis Irish week at this gala featuring Dublin 5, pipe bands, Irish dancers, open bar, food and more. $110. 6–10 p.m. Annapolis Hotel. Naptownevents.com

5th Annual Annapolis Shamrock Stroll
A pipe band leads the group through participating pubs in Annapolis. Check in, register and enjoy a little live music at the City Dock from 10am-12pm. $10 will get you all features and a cool souvenir koozie. Proceeds to benefit Warrior Events and Annapolis Police Foundation. Stroll starts at Noon and lasts until 5 p.m. naptown-events.ticketleap.com/2019stroll/

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. celticcanter.org

rsz st patrick day paradeSunday, March 10

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. naptownevents.com/irish-week

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 $10 all day and take the FREE Circulator down to City Dock. Other City Parking garages include Gott's and Hillman.

Shamrock the Dock with Dublin 5
Come party at Annapolis City Dock before, during, and after the 2019 Annapolis St. Patrick's Day Parade. Dublin 5 plays at 3:30.

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

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. 1:15 p.m. Charles & Mulberry streets, Baltimore. charmcityrun.com

Saturday, March 16

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

St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt
Find the leprechauns hidden in the library and receive a prize. Free. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Eastport-Annapolis Neck. aacpl.net

MooseFest '19
The Annapolis Moose Lodge is proud to celebrate a decade of '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 like the Keg & Egg Toss, Green Beer Races, Tug of War, and our new Golf challenge. There will be great food, great drinks and company. annapolismoosefest.com

St.PatricksDaySt. Patrick's Green Games
The Greene Turtle Annapolis invites you to the 2019 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! Fun begins at 11 a.m. thegreeneturtle.com

St. Paddy's Day Bash
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. ramsheadtavern.com.

Kegs & Eggs Rally
Power Plant Live! in Baltimore. Tickets get you access to Mosaic, Luckie’s Tavern, Luckie’s Liquors, PBR Baltimore, Angel's Rock Bar, Leinenkugel’s Beer Garden, Howl at The Moon, and Tin Roof. The alley will be jamming with multiple DJs playing house, EDM, trap, and top 40! The day is filled with entertainment, confetti cannons, green beer, go go dancers, and more! Must be 21+. Tickets are $25-$100. ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1806140

Irish Whiskey Tasting Pre-St Patrick's Day
Don’t be left on the Blarney Stone (rocks) this St Patrick's Day. Whether you are interested in mixing drinks or just want a better understanding of the differences to improve your understanding of the Irish Whisky options, if you are over 21 you can enjoy this special event at the Old Brick Inn in St. Michaels. $20 per person. oldbrickinn.com.

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. 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. chesapeakecity.com/chesapeake-city-md-chamber-commerce-event/20th-annual-st-patricks-day-parade-and-pub-crawl/

Sunday, March 17

Celebrating the Irish Workers of the B&O Railroad
Irish immigrants helped build the B&O Railroad. Celebrate the Irish and their contributions to the B&O Railroad on St. Patrick’s Day. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore. borail.org

Blue Miracle’s St. Paddy's Day Bash!
Blue Miracle’s live shows are incredibly diverse, exploring funk, rock, jazz, and country—winning over fans of Santana, Widespread Panic, Blues Traveler, The Band, and others. $20. 7 p.m. Rams Head On Stage, Annapolis. ramsheadonstage.com

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