It’s not easy being green but if you’re feeling lucky like a four leaf clover for the year of 2019, then you know it’s time to celebrate the wonderful Celtic holiday here on the shore: St. Patrick’s Day! With amazing events, specials and other festivities in store, there is no doubt you’ll be motivated to put on some green and bring out your inner Irish Lad or Lassie.
The Shorebread team has created the ultimate list of St. Patrick’s Day festivities on the Eastern Shore to ensure you have a fun (and safe) time no matter what you decide!
Parades in Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia
Saturday, March 16 | Ocean City, MD
The town plans to watch over 100 companies and floats cruise down Coastal Highway for the 40th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade! Starting at noon on 60th street, the parade will end on 45th street. Be sure to get there early to find parking and get a good view!
Saturday, March 16 | Chesapeake City, MD
Celebrate the luck of the Irish on Bohemia Ave with Chesapeake City’s 20th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Starting at 10:30 a.m. antique vehicles, floats, organizations and more will be participating in this festive event. Be sure to bring your family and friends to watch live music entertainment by the Mummer’s Duffy String Jam Band including high school marching bands in the area! This is an event you don’t want to miss! Be sure to check out the Chesapeake Chamber of Commerce website for more information.
Saturday, March 16 | Wilmington, DE
Grab your green shirts, wigs, and costume jewelry and come out to Wilmington, DE for their Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Post-Parade Hooley! This event is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. Be sure to visit the site here for more information on location details and what’s in store!
Sunday, March 17 | Easton, MD
Easton is also gearing up to hold a green Irish-themed parade in downtown Easton starting at 5:30 p.m. on Brewers Lane. Not only are they gearing up for the parade, but they are planning to have a Potato Race right after the parade! Click here for details.
Sunday, March 10 | Onancock, VA
Want to kick off the Irish celebration a little early? Head to Onancock, VA on Sunday, March 10 at 2 p.m for their Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celtic Fest from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. There are tons of fun family events and activities planned perfectly for all ages! Be sure to grab your friends, family, and come out to the 6th Annual O’nancock St. Patrick’s Day Parade! Visit their Facebook page for more info.
St. Patrick’s Day Restaurant Specials
If anyone is a true Irish Lad or Lassie, you know St. Patrick’s Day is all about hearty food and drinks (possibly including adult beverages). There are various restaurants in Delmarva that are serving up the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day food and drink specials as well as some live entertainment to get the party started!
Shenanigans Irish Pub & Grille in Ocean City, MD
Shenanigans is taking St. Patrick’s Day to the next level with a four-day celebration of the Celtic holiday! Thursday, March 14 through Sunday, March 17, this Celtic themed restaurant is offering live entertainment as well as some amazing food including “Irish Rover Ravioli,” “Celtic Cobb Salad,” and “Emerald Isle Crab Tots.” If that doesn’t scream “shenanigans” then we don’t know what does!
Harpoon Hanna’s in Fenwick Island, DE
Harpoon Hanna’s is also gearing up to provide a great selection of live entertainment St. Patrick’s Day weekend Friday-Sunday including Dalton Elliott Duo, Tor & Coastal Storm, Dave Sherman, and Dale Teat! Harpoon Hanna’s is also serving up a classic St. Patty’s Day meal including Corned Beef, Cabbage, and Potatoes for $9.99! Be sure to check out the page here for more information!
Crooked Hammock Brewery in Lewes, DE
Crooked Hammock is the place to be to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day if you are a beer lover. Including two beer releases (Breakfast Stout & Irish Red), $5 St. Patrick’s Day-inspired flights and a Celtic themed food menu and of course, more drink specials! Crooked Hammock can’t forget about the little ones! On March 16, there will be kid-friendly activities such as face painting and a magic show!
No matter what you decide for the Irish, green, and lucky holiday, most importantly have fun and be safe! Be sure to tag @shorebread in your Instagram and Facebook photos! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!