Annapolis St. Patrick's Parade and Sham Rock the Dock

Wear Green and Celebrate on Sunday, March 5th, 2023

By Darla Winstead, publisher Macaroni Kid Annapolis March 4, 2022

Come to downtown Annapolis this Sunday, March 5th to celebrate St. Patrick's Day a little early. There will be a huge parade followed by Sham Rock the Dock, a family-friendly festival.  Dress in green and prepare to have some fun this weekend!

St. Patrick's Parade

Where:  Downtown Annapolis - Parade begins at West Street and Amos Garrett Blvd. and travels around Church Circle, down Main Street, and ends at City Dock.

Date:  March 5th

Time:  1pm to approximately 3:30pm

Sham Rock the Dock

Festival for all ages on City Dock featuring Irish Dancers, Pipe Bands, Local/Regional and International Acts!  Food vendors and fun for the entire family. 

Where:  Susan B. Campbell Park at Annapolis City Dock

Who:  All Ages

Date:  March 5th

Time:  2pm - 8pm

Price:  Free

Schedule and Activities:

Main Stage

1:00pm Ciarán Quinn
2:15pm We’re NOT Handsome
3:30pm Skerryvore
5:00pm Dublin5

Hooley Stage

2:00 – 2:30PM Hunt School of Irish Dance
2:30 – 3:00PM The O’Grady Quinlan Academy of Irish Dance
3:00 – 3:30PM Sean Pelan
3:30 – 4:00PM Kavanagh Porter Academy
4:00 – 5:00PM Galway Guild
5:00 – 5:30PM McGrath Morgan Academy

Event Parking and Transportation  

Parking is limited in downtown Annapolis.  Come early or take a free Naptown Events shuttle from Navy Marine Corps Stadium (also known as the Naval Academy Stadium).  

Parking at the Naval Academy Stadium:

We have arranged for parking at Navy/Marine Corps Stadium.

- Enter off of Taylor Avenue by the Blue Angel (Gate 5)

- Opening at 10:00AM 

- Parking is $10/car

- Parade Buses are Sponsored by Naptown Events and are free all day.

       Note: These are not City Run buses. This does not apply to city run routes. 

- Buses will begin at 10:00AM and conclude at 6:00PM

- Bus route:

       - Leave Stadium

       - Drop Parade Participants and/or Viewers at West and Amos Garrett (Across from Westin)

       - Buses will continue downtown and drop at City Dock at the corner of Dock/Randal

       - Buses will loop back to Stadium and repeat.

       - Buses will not run from 12:30 until the end of the parade as their route is the parade route. 

To learn more about parking downtown and city bus/shuttle options click here.