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Posted on: February 26, 2020

Press Release: St. Patrick's Parade is Sunday, March 8; Street Closures Begin at 1 p.m.

Press Release

Mayor Gavin Buckley


Public Information Office

160 Duke of Gloucester Street

Annapolis, Maryland 21401


For Immediate Release:                

Media contact: Mitchelle Stephenson, 410-972-7724 or


St. Patrick’s Parade is Sunday, March 8

Street Closures Begin at 1 p.m. 


Annapolis, MD (February 26, 2020) – The City’s biggest parade of the year – the Annapolis St. Patrick’s Parade – will take place on Sunday, March 8 beginning at 1 p.m. starting at West Street at Amos Garrett Blvd. The parade includes more than 100 entrants and is expected to draw up to 15,000 people to Annapolis.

“This parade is huge for the City of Annapolis,” said Mayor Gavin Buckley. “Whether you are a participant or watching from along the parade route, this event is a highlight of spring. It’s all good fun, with the Pipes and Drums, the marching bands, the Irish dancers. We love it!”

The parade begins near Park Place, with participants lining up along Amos Garrett Blvd. From there, the parade will travel down West Street to Church Circle, go around the circle to Main Street, continue down Main Street, and end at City Dock.

Streets along the parade route will close before 1 p.m. and are expected to remain closed until the parade is finished, at approximately 3 p.m.

The eighth annual St. Patrick’s parade is sponsored by Naptown Events, which will sponsor shuttles from Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium to the staging area (near Maryland Hall) for parade participants and to the downtown area for parade watchers. For more information on the parade, visit

The parade benefits local charities. The 2020 beneficiaries will include Warrior Events and the Annapolis Police Foundation.

John O’Leary, Naptown Events and Parade founder said, "we’re extremely excited to further our partnership with the City, local businesses and the guests of this incredible city, in this growing positive event."

Naptown Events also sponsors Shamrock the Dock at City Dock. We’re Not Handsome and Dublin 5 will be performing from 1 to 7 p.m.  After the parade, spend time downtown to enjoy shops and eat at local restaurants. They’ll be open.  As a reminder, if you want to celebrate with alcohol, please drink responsibly and utilize designated drivers.

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