The Annapolis St. Patrick's Day Parade!

General Info

This year’s parade will take place on March 10th and it starts moving at 1:00 pm.

The parade route is as follows:

  • Line up at Amos Garrett Blvd. or their designated side streets near Maryland Hall.
  • Make a right turn onto West Street
  • Travel down West Street towards Church Circle
  • Travel clockwise (the wrong way) around Church Circle and out Main St.
  • Travel down Main Street towards Randall/Compromise Circle near the city docks.
  • Travel clockwise (the wrong way) around Randall/Compromise Circle.
  • Exit traffic circle via Randall Street.

Info for Participants

Directions for Parade Day:

  • Please have your floats and vehicles that are in the parade to Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts starting at 1100. Marshals will direct you to your spot.
  • If your vehicle is not in the parade DO NOT drive it to Maryland Hall.
  • Park in the city lots or at the Navy Stadium where buses will transport you to the start of the parade which you will then depart the bus and find your spot.
     

The lineup will be sent the week prior to the parade.

Addl things you should know:

For those of you unfamiliar with Annapolis, The Navy Stadium is a short 15 min walk from Maryland Hall if there is not a shuttle around. There may be a parking fee. I do not remember, I will ask.

The participants line up on the streets in front of Maryland Hall. We have been on Amos Garrett Blvd for the past couple of years. When I get our position number I will let you know.

Everyone walking in the parade must have turned in 2 signed waivers, City & Event.


Important house keeping notes

Boredom: We will be waiting for a long time (gather between 11:00 am and parade start 1 pm), children get bored, even older ones. You can come closer to step-off time but the area gets more hectic as the morning goes on.
Bring some kind of activity to occupy them.

  • You could bring the makings of a banner for your group - Banner paper, 2 sticks, staple gun, and things to write with. Decorate with anything Green and Shamrock.
  • Maybe crafts handouts with your unit information on it. Glue a unit business card to a shamrock and have the kids color them.

Safety: We are walking on the streets. Kids and parents need to be aware of pace and avoidances like potholes and animal droppings. There are horses in the parade.

Consideration: We must remember that we will be waiting in someones neighborhood, near someones house. They did not invite us so we should not be in their yards. We all have a slogan we follow similar to "Leave a place better than you found it". Please bring back packs or string bags for anything you bring in, bring it out.

Necessities: Bathroom facilities are scarce.

Fun: Handouts are always welcome but we have been asked to not throw things. If your kids want to hand stuff to the observers great. Keep in mind that the people at the start of the parade GET EVERYTHING. Have your kids hold back some for the people in the middle and at the end.
 

Éire go Brách

 

  

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