Just because you live thousands of miles away from Ireland doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate St. Patty’s with the best of them. In fact, you don’t have to miss a beat at all. Here in Baltimore, there are tons of ways to celebrate Irish culture. All you have to do is throw on some green, and get in the mood. You may even be able to get in on some of that good old Irish luck.
Here are some ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Baltimore:
Luck of the Irish Pub Crawl
What’s a St. Patty’s celebration without a bar crawl, right?! Head over to HomeSlyce pizza bar, and get registered for one insane day of day drinking. A wristband for the crawl is only $12.50, and you’ll bar hop across Baltimore’s best bars from Noon to 8pm – if you can stand it! Participating bars will offer options like $3 draft beers, $5 whiskeys and $5 mixed drinks. The crawl is Saturday, March 17th.
Go to the Parade!
If you’re looking for a more family-friendly option, head to the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday, March 11th. The parade kicks off at 2pm at the Washington Monument and travels through downtown Baltimore. Expect to see a huge turnout of people celebrating Irish culture with live music, food, dancing, and of course, traditional Irish gear.
Run a 5K!
So, perhaps you’re a little more active and would prefer to celebrate St. Patty’s in a healthier way. The St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock 5K is perfect for people like you! The 3.1-mile race will take place Sunday, March 11th with a start time of 1:15pm. Cash awards will be given to the top three overall men and women, and there will also be awards given based on age groups. Afterward, runners can enjoy free beer at the post-race party presented by Power Plant Live – after all, it is St. Patrick’s Day.
Note: the 5K is closed to bikes, skaters and strollers.
Regardless of how you celebrate the ever-exciting St. Patrick’s Day, we want you to do it in a safe and responsible way. Don’t think twice about driving home after all that green beer. Book at our affordable downtown Baltimore hotel instead, and make the smart choice.
Have a fun (and safe!) St. Patty’s Day, Baltimore!