Guide to St. Patrick's Day in Annapolis: Festivals, Events, Things to Do

Annapolis St. Patrick's Day Parade

Annapolis St. Patrick's Day Parade

In 2019, 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

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

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Annapolis St. Patrick's Hooley

126 West St, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA
+1 410-263-7777

The event on March 9 will include an opening ceremony gala dinner with Irish rock from Dublin 5, pipe bands, and Irish dancers. It will be held at the Annapolis Hotel at 126 West Street from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets cost $110.

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Shamrock The Dock w/ Dublin 5

Dublin 5

Dublin 5

Dock St, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA
+1 410-263-7973

Hang out at the Annapolis City Dock for festivities before, during, and after this year's Annapolis St. Patrick's Day Parade. The Irish rock band Dublin 5 will play at 3:30 p.m.

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Shamrock Stroll

shamrock stroll

Shamrock Stroll

Each year, a pipe band leads the group through participating pubs in town. Past Annapolis restaurant participants have 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, you can buy them online here.

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Annapolis St. Patrick’s Day Parade



The 2019 edition of the popular parade is March 10, 2019 at 1 p.m. 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. 

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Head to an Annapolis Irish Bar on St. Patrick's Day

Galway Bay Exterior

Galway Bay Irish Restaurant and Pub

On March 17, party the night away at Galway Bay or your favorite Annapolis bar.

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Things to Do for St. Patrick's Day in Annapolis