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Have you had enough of these gloomy winter months? Well, you’re in luck! St. Patrick’s Day marks the beginning of the Spring season, with a cultural celebration of Irish food, colorful floats, music, and all green things. We’re all Irish on St. Paddy’s day, but this year Maryland is celebrating a little early. Get ready to spread some Irish cheer at one or more of these holiday festivities the weekend before the big day!
TASTE, TOUR, LEARN, ENJOY at Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Halethorpe, MD!
Experience St. Patrick’s Day just like you would in Ireland at the only Guinness Brewery in the U.S. On March 14th and 15th, Guinness’ St. Pat’s celebration includes an Irish beer tap takeover, pop-up entertainment, limited edition merchandise, Irish themed menu, Guinness food truck, and more! Tickets are available now and include one beer, a commemorative button, and access to the event. Bonus, $5 of your ticket purchase will be donated to charity.
5001 Washington Boulevard | Halethorpe, MD
PARADE DAY in Baltimore, MD!
Head downtown for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Baltimore on Sunday, March 15th. Gather on the streets of Bmore and around the Inner Harbor to watch thousands march, dance, and sing during this 60-year-old MD tradition. The parade begins at 2pm at the Washington Monument and travels all the way to Market Place. It’s recommended to claim your spectator spot by 1pm.
*Can’t Make it to Baltimore or you’re busy on Sunday, the 15th? Looks like you have some Irish luck! There are similar parades in Gaithersburg and Chesapeake City on Saturday, March 14th.
PARADE AND FESTIVAL in Ocean City, MD!
Grab your spot between 60th street and 44th street on Coastal Highway for the OC St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday, March 14th at noon. Then promptly after the parade, attend the Irish Festival held at the 45th street shopping center where you can eat, drink, dance, and listen to live music!
THE SHAMROCK CRAWL, in Baltimore, MD!
Join thousands of lucky leprechauns as they carous the streets with their green ensembles to drink and dance on Saturday, March 14th for Baltimore’s Shamrock Crawl from 1pm – 9pm. Participating bars include Fells Point Tavern, The Greene Turtle, The Abbey, and more. (21+)
Check your neighborhoods local events for St. Patty Day themed bar crawls, 5k’s, parades, and more!
image credits/courtesy of: Guinnessbrewerybaltimore.com, Town of Ocean City, www.irishparade.net, baltimoreshamrockcrawl.com