In our town full of Irish pubs, shopping and events, its no surprise that celebrating St. Patrick's Day comes a week early in Annapolis.


The Annapolis St. Patrick's Day Parade is the Largest Parade Held Each Year in Annapolis

Its a whole weekend of celebrating with the Annapolis St. Patrick's Day Parade and Hooley. The day before the parade is The Hooley, this year being held on March 7th. This Irish party is complete with bars, a full dinner, authentic live music, and plenty of shenanigans for you and your friends! All of the action this year will be happening at City Dock under heated tents overlooking ego alley. All of that being said, it's no surprise this year's event has already sold out, so be sure to get your tickets early for 2021!

But the fun doesn't end with the Hooley! The actual St. Patrick's Day Parade is free to attend and full of fun on March 8thGrab a spot along the parade route for an earful of some of the best pipe bands around. This family friendly event will be a tradition for many years to come. Come be a part of it! Come early though as we are expecting record crowds this year.

Starting at 1 p.m. on March 8th, 2020

The parade route is as follows:

  • 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 St.
  • Travel down Main Street towards Randall/Compromise Circle
  • Travel clockwise (the wrong way) around Randall/Compromise Circle
  • Exit traffic circle via Randall Street

Full of St. Patrick's Day Happenings, History and Cuisine

Home to at least eight Irish pubs today and history dating back to the 1600s there is so much to Irish cuisine to explore in Annapolis year-round. Check out Annapolis Discovered to learn more about Annapolis' Irish history and culture as well as more of this year's St. Patrick's Day's happenings.


"In Annapolis, it doesn’t matter whether you’re 0 or 100% Irish, there’s good reason to grab your shamrocks, wear your green and dance a jig this month. While we can’t promise that you’ll find that elusive pot of gold, we can promise you’ll find no shortage of St. Patrick’s Day events that everyone in the family can enjoy." Click HERE to read the full blog.


"Irish pubs seem to be an Annapolitan staple but as a Georgia-transplant myself, I couldn’t help but question the seemingly deep rooted ties between Annapolis and Ireland. There are at least eight traditional Irish pubs in Anne Arundel County, an Irish Traditions store on Main Street, and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the biggest parade of the year. So, I decided to look for answers, thus setting on a quest to finally find out the history of the Irish Pubs in Annapolis…" Click HERE to read the full blog.


"When I heard Galway Bay was chosen as the 2019 winner for Best Irish Whiskey Experience in the United States, I took it as an opportunity to learn and went on a field trip." Click HERE to read the full blog.

Enjoy the Irish Side of Annapolis All Weekend Long!

From historic B&B's to full-service hotels, you are sure to find the perfect place to stay this upcoming St. Patrick's Day weekend! Check out our featured St. Patrick's Day "Extend the Weekend" deal below!

Flag House Inn


If you book Sunday night (March 8th, 2020), receive 50% off Monday!

Restored Victorian, c. 1879. Across street from walking entrance to USNA, one block to City Dock waterfront and restaurants. Free off-street parking on site. King beds, 100% private bathrooms, A/C, ceiling fans, fast wi-fi, HD cable TV, fresh cooked breakfast, art, antiques and porch with swings. The perfect location to take in all of the St. Patrick's Day weekend festivities!

Must book direct with Flag House Inn, adjustment is after booking unless you call to book at (410) 280-2727