Annapolis 2018 St. Patrick's Day & Irish Weekend Events

Celebrate the Luck of the Irish at the Maryland State Capital

Annapolis St. Patrick's Day Parade
Courtesy of Annapolis St. Patrick's Day Parade

In 2018, Annapolis is hosting a weekend celebration in honor of St. Patrick’s Day including a parade,  music, an Irish Coffee competition and more. The Irish festivities will be held at a variety of locations in Downtown Annapolis. See a map of Annapolis. See also, Top 10 Things to Do in Annapolis and an Annapolis Major Events Calendar

Read more about St. Patrick's Day in the Washington DC Area

Mark your calendar and get in the spirit of the holiday.

Irish Hooley Party

March 10, 2018, 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Lowes Annapolis Hotel, 80 Compromise St., Annapolis, MD

The event will include an opening ceremony gala dinner with Irish Rock from Dublin 5, Pipe Bands, and Irish Dancers.

Shamrock Stroll Bar Crawl

March 10, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

A pipe band leads the group through participating pubs in town. 2018 participants include Armadillo's, Fado Irish Pub and Restaurant, Dock Street Bar & Grill, Acme Bar & Grill, Stan and Joe's Saloon, Harvest Wood Grill & Tap, and McGarvey's. Tickets are $10.

Annapolis St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m. Historic Annapolis, MD

The parade celebrates the Irish holiday with an afternoon of family fun featuring more than 90 floats with participation by many local organizations. Proceeds for all events go to Warrior Events in 2018.

Parade Route: Line up at Amos Garrett Blvd. or their designated side-street depending on their position/order of the parade, make a right turn onto West Street, travel clockwise (the wrong way) around Church Circle and out Main Street, travel down Main Street towards Randall/Compromise Circle, travel clockwise (the wrong way) around Randall/Compromise Circle, and exit the traffic circle via Randall Street.

Parking and Staging: 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.

St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2018

Party the night away at Galway Bay or your favorite Annapolis bar.