St. Patrick's Day Parade
Baltimore, Maryland—long one of the busiest ports of entry for immigrants coming to the United States—has a proud Irish heritage, one the city celebrates with plenty of green gusto during its very own St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
It’s a tradition Baltimore’s observed on March 17 for better than a half-century, and it draws thousands of participants and spectators in one great sea of green between downtown and the Inner Harbor.
The Baltimore St. Patrick's Day Parade Route
The parade, which follows right on the heels of the popular Shamrock 5K run, gets going at the Washington Monument, then works its way down Charles and Pratt streets to Market Place. Irish dancers, pipe bands, and other troupes ensure the proceedings maintain plenty of high energy and Celtic spirit.
Whether you’re of Irish heritage or not, Baltimore’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is not to be missed: a wonderful cultural celebration and a vivacious and colorful expression of city pride.
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day, Baltimore-Style, With Holiday Inn
For the perfect Baltimore lodging during St. Patrick’s Day and beyond, turn to Holiday Inn Express Baltimore at the Stadiums! We’re but an easy trip from the parade grounds and all the other attractions of downtown Baltimore, and meanwhile you’ll love coming back to your comfy Holiday Inn Express guestroom or suite after the festivities—not to mention the complimentary breakfast the next morning!