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Going strong for its seventh year, the Annapolis St. Patrick’s Parade is a proud celebration of the Chesapeake Bay region’s Irish heritage and culture. This annual event is Annapolis’s biggest public gathering. The parade is the highlight of the city’s Irish Week festivities, and many restaurants, bars, and shops will offer specials during the festivities.

The parade has raised funds for several important Annapolis charities over the years. Past beneficiaries included The Ancient Order of Hibernians and Jennifer’s Journey for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Maryland. For 2019, the official beneficiary will be Warrior Events, which benefits wounded American military veterans.

If you and your loved one have been planning to visit beautiful and historic Annapolis, why not spend a long weekend touring and getting the luck of the Irish? Make sure to mark your calendar for the parade on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

Organizer and Performances

A Marine Corps veteran with Irish ancestry, John O’Leary has organized the Annapolis St. Patrick’s Parade with energy and enthusiasm ever since the event made its debut in 2013.

Every year from the very beginning, O’Leary puts in long hours to recruit the best marching bands and other entertainers from the Chesapeake Bay, the rest of the country, and even occasionally Canada to strut their stuff at the parade.

Fortunately, O’Leary can always depend on the most popular local marching band, the U.S. Naval Academy Pipes and Drums, whose musicians are kilt-wearing midshipmen.

For more information: Annapolis St. Patrick’s Parade

2019 Annapolis St. Patrick’s Hooley

The 5th annual Annapolis Irish Week Kick Off Hooley is slated to take place the evening before the parade. The party entertainers from 2018 included the Dublin 5, pipe bands, and Irish dancers. Check the website link below for updated information.

For more information: Annapolis St. Patrick’s Hooley

Your Inn Near the Parade and Hooley

Annapolis’ St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Hooley will be both very near Gibson’s Lodgings, a historic inn located in downtown Annapolis offering superb accommodations and free parking for guests.

Gibson’s three houses host 20 fully-furnished guest rooms, with three 19th-century parlors, a dining room, conference room, and a beautiful central courtyard. See the photos of our elegant rooms by clicking on the link for each house below.

Berman House

Lauer House

Patterson House

Call us to reserve your room at our toll free number (877) 330-0057. We’ll be very happy to serve you and your family throughout the year.

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