Here is your handy dandy guide to this year’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities on the Eastern Shore and in Southern Delaware:


St. Patrick's Day Festivities on the Eastern Shore: ParadesO’nancock (Va.) Parade
Sunday, March 10
The parade kicks off at 2pm. The festival on the grounds at Ker Place runs 11am-4pm. DETAILS.

Milton (Del.) Parade
Sunday, March 10
Before the parade kicks off at 2pm, there is a walk/run for charity. The events has raised more than $20,000 for local causes in previous years. DETAILS. (The Milton Theatre has free live music all day long to boot, and here are those details.)

Ocean City Parade & Festival
Saturday, March 16
The parade kicks off at noon and runs along Coastal Highway from 58th to 45th. Festival is in the 45th Street shopping plaza. DETAILS.

Chesapeake City (Md.) Parade & Pub Crawl
Saturday, March 16
The parade kicks off at noon, and there will be awards and live music afterwards, as well as a Pub Crawl to four different establishments. DETAILS.

Dover (Del.) Parade & Festival
Saturday, March 16
This fun Delaware tradition runs 11am-4pm and is centered around the Loockerman Way Plaza. Parade is 1pm. DETAILS.

Wilmington (Del.) Parade & Hoolie
Saturday, March 16
Afternoon parade runs along King Street and ends with a big party under a tent at 14th & King. DETAILS.

Easton (Md.) Parade & Events
Sunday, March 17
This parade, pictured up top, kicks off at 5:30pm in the downtown area. There will be a fun Potato Race afterwards. DETAILS.


Block Party at Sheridan’s Irish Pub in Smyrna, Del.
Saturday, March 9
Live music, tricycle races, and lots more frivolity. DETAILS.

St. Paddy’s Loop, Wilmington, Del.
Saturday, March 9
Pay one cover and get into St. Patrick’s parties in at least 10 different participating pubs & restaurants. Many locations within walking distance of each other. Discounted Lyft ride services to outlying spots. DETAILS.

St. Patrick Day’s Weekend at Minihane’s in Elkton, Md.
Friday-Sunday, March 15-17
Big ol’ Irish pub on Main Street in Elkton, Md. hosts an over-the-top weekend of Irish music, food, and fun. DETAILS.

Irish Whiskey Tasting in St. Michaels, Md.
Saturday, March 16
Taste different varieties and learn about Irish Whiskey at this event at The Olde Brick Inn. DETAILS.

The Pub Crawl, Milford, Del.
Saturday, March 16
Restaurants and businesses will be serving up creative St. Paddy’s treats at this ninth annual event. DETAILS.

Dorchester Shamrock Stroll, Cambridge, Md.
Saturday, March 16
Six stops at bars and restaurants in and around downtown Cambridge, followed by happy hour pricing and drink specials everywhere after that. DETAILS.

The Shamrock Bar Crawl, Salisbury, Md.
Saturday, March 16
Get your green garb on for this afternoon pub crawl with stops in at least six bar & restaurants. DETAILS.

Shopping Cart Races & More, St. Michaels, Md.
Sunday, March 17
This big annual party at the Carpenter Street Saloon goes on all night long, but the highlight comes at midnight with the rough-and-tumble annual Shopping Cart Races benefitting a couple of local fire companies. Just up the street, the Blackthorn Irish Pub has bagpipers and other festive touches planned. DETAILS.


Irish Dinner with the Folk Heroes in Salisbury, Md.
Wednesday, March 13
Salisbury University’s International Dinner Series goes Irish, with music by the Folk Heroes. DETAILS.

Irish Concert in Milford, Del.
Friday, March 15
The Willie Lynch Band, the McAleer School of Dance, and the Dover Police & Fire Pipes and Drums perform in this show at an old downtown theater that is now home to the Jesus Love Temple. DETAILS.

Pot of Gold Bingo, Grasonville, Md.
Friday, March 15 (pictured at right)
There will be Irish soups & soda breads available, along with Irish coffee and beer. The games begin at 6:30pm at the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center. DETAILS.

Pot of Gold Bingo in Grasonville, Maryland

Search for the Shamrocks in Chincoteague, Va.
Friday/Saturday, March 15-16
Go on an Irish-themed scavenger hunt through the downtown area. there are prizes involved. Costumes encouraged. DETAILS.

Celtic Harvest, Smyrna, Del.
Saturday, March 16
Concert at the Smyrna Opera House features Irish tunes by local music veterans who’ve been playing the Delmarva Peninsula for 20-plus years. DETAILS.

Shamrock Scavenger Hunt, Lewes, Del.
Saturday, March 16
Join naturalists at Cape Henlopen State Park in this kid-friendly hunt through nature that culminates in an end-of-rainbow surprise. Find your way down to the date here for DETAILS.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, Oxford, Md.
Saturday, March 16
Enjoy a traditional Irish dinner with live music and other festivities at the Oxford Community Center. DETAILS.

St. Patrick's Bagpipers at Patty in the Alley in CambridgeSt. Patrick’s Day Dinner, Crumpton, Md.
Sunday, March 17
The local Fire Department is hosting its traditional all-you-can-eat affair with corned beef, cabbage, etc. DETAILS.

Mari Black Celtic Band in Easton, Md.
Sunday, March 17
Led by a champion fiddler, the band will presumably focus Celtic tunes, though tango, swing, and more are all in Black’s repetoire. DETAILS.

From Kilkenny to Salisbury: A Talk in Salisbury, Md.
Tue., March 19
Salisbury resident Edmund O’Leary, who grew up in Kilkenny, gives a presentation with photos of the natural landscape, national monuments and famous institutions, as well as a discussion of how Ireland has changed since his younger years. Scroll down to the date here for DETAILS.

–Assembled by Jim Duffy

• If I missed something in your town, feel free to give it a plug in the comments below!

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