St. Patrick’s Day in Maryland: Top Ways to Celebrate the Irish in 2016
Everyone loves a good St. Patrick’s Day celebration and if you are in the Delmarva, Baltimore or surrounding Maryland area over the holiday, we have some great ideas that will guarantee a potluck of good old-fashioned, Irish fun.
#1 Irish Week in Annapolis
Annapolis has a whole week of festivities devoted to the Irish. Celebrate the patron saint with Saint Baldrick’s Head Shave, Celtic rock bands and the Feast of Saint Patrick.
#2 Gaithersburg Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
You can watch the parade in Gaithersburg, MD. The City of Gaithersburg, in partnership with the Harp and Shamrock Society, puts on this annual festivity. What can you expect? Piping and marching bands, Irish dancers and plenty of fun-filled activities for the whole family to enjoy.
#3 Saint Patrick’s Snakes at Lake Roland
If you are inspired by the lore of St. Patrick and his evacuation of serpents from Ireland, take the family to visit some real live snakes in Lake Roland. For a $3 cover, everyone age five and up can “come meet several friendly serpents and create a slithery craft.”
#4 Westminster’s Celtic Canter 5K Race & Irish Celebration
If an afternoon of physical activity is your cup of tea, Westminster, MD. has a Celtic Canter 5K Race. Following the run will be a number of Irish-focused events and activities; from children’s crafts, chainsaw artists and pub crawls to Guinness beef stew cooking demos and archery competitions.
#5 Shenanigan’s Irish Pub and Grille
Of course, nothing says St. Patrick’s Day like a frosty adult beverage (green, of course) which can be at this legendary bar. You can be sure to have a weekend filled with music, friends, food and plenty o’ fun.
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While things are heating up on St. Patrick’s Day this year, don’t forget to visit Quick Servant for your commercial needs. If you own or run a restaurant in the Maryland, Virginia or D.C. area, be prepared for the arrival of hordes of Irish celebrants. Call Quick Servant for commercial kitchen repairs, maintenance and equipment.