Welcome to the St Patrick’s Day Parade 2019…
St Patrick’s Day Parade 2019
|Date: Saturday, March 16 2019
Hours: Parade 12:00 pm | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm 45th St Shopping Festivities
Location: 60th St to 44th St | Festivities at 45th St
Contact: John R. O’Brien
Facebook: St Patrick’s Day Parade 2019 Event Page
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About the St Patrick’s Day Parade 2019 Ocean City MD
Ocean City will be glowing in green as the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival, sponsored by the Delmarva Irish-American Club, marches down Coastal Highway on Saturday, March 16. This Ocean City tradition, which began in 1980, has grown to become the second-largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the state, in addition to becoming a seasonal kick-off for many local businesses.
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade brings the sounds of Ireland to the streets of Ocean City with pipe and drum bands, festively decorated floats sponsored by local businesses, groups and organizations, and local high school marching bands. Leading the parade will be Grand Marshal John Staley.
The procession begins at noon at 60th Street and marches south on Coastal Highway to the 45th Street Shopping Center, where the viewing and judging stands will be located. Trophies will be awarded for best marching band, best commercial float, best non-commercial float, best-motorized unit, best adult marching unit, best youth marching unit, special committee award, judges’ choice award and best overall entry in the parade.
In addition to the procession on the street, the 45th Street Shopping Center will once again be transformed into a spirited Irish festival complete with live entertainment from Kevin O’Brennan and the Shoreline Band, Irish apparel, raffles and plenty of food and drink. Spectators can enjoy the free-admission festival beginning at 11 a.m. and running until 3 p.m.
To avoid traffic delays, viewers are urged to arrive before 10:30 a.m. and to view the parade from 57th Street south to 45th Street.
Local NBC affiliate WRDE and the Delmarva Irish-American Club are again partnering to broadcast the annual parade and festival on Saturday, March 16, including a live stream at www.wrde.com, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Cozi TV will rebroadcast the parade on Sunday, March 18. WRDE can be found on channel 9 or 809 on Comcast and Mediacom; channel 31 on DirecTV and Dish, and over the air at 31.1. Cozi TV is on Comcast channel 204, Mediacom channel 99, and over the air at 31.2.
The Delmarva Irish-American Club was founded in 1980. The first membership drive resulted in 75 members; today, the membership totals approximately 300 and is open to anyone who is Irish, of Irish descent or just likes things Irish. The club has awarded approximately $300,000 for scholarships to local students from the proceeds of previous parades.
Put on your Irish and join us early at the St Patrick’s Day Parade 2019, it’s a great time for the whole family!
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