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Posted: February 20, 2020

Are you planning a weekend getaway to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Ocean City, Maryland is filled with events and activities, making it the best resort town for your St. Patrick’s Day weekend at the beach. Book your stay at the Clarion Resort and be at the heart of the action in OCMD. Follow the rainbow this St. Patrick’s Day, and begin your weekend with the St. Patrick’s Day Boardwalk 5k. And wrap up your celebrations at the Irie-Ish Music Festival and St. Patrick’s Day Party at Seacrets.

St. Patrick’s Day Boardwalk 5k

Head to the Ocean City Boardwalk on March 14 for the Annual Boardwalk 5k. This 5-kilometer race will begin at 9:00 am on 4th Street, directly behind Shenanigans Irish Pub. The course will run south towards the Inlet, around the Pier, and then under the Boardwalk Tram station. It then turns back onto the Boardwalk and heads past the Shenanigans starting area, up to 16th Street, and turns back around down the boards to the finish line on 4th Street. 

The St. Patrick’s Day race does have a $30 race fee that includes; participation in the 5k race, a St. Patrick’s Day runner-style t-shirt, a race-finishers ribbon, as well as the post-race ceremony. Runners aged 21 and older can also redeem a free Guinness at Shenanigan’s Irish Pub with post-race music and refreshments. 

Ocean City St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Visit Ocean City, Maryland for the 41st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, held on March 14, from noon – 2:00 pm. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of Ocean City’s most anticipated events of the year! Dress in your best green attire and watch marching units, local celebrities, and floats line Coastal Highway, starting at 60th Street and heading south to the Judging Stands on 44th Street. 

The Irish-American festival will take place after the parade is over at the 45th Street Village shopping center. Enjoy food, drinks, raffles, and overall merriment as the town celebrates everything Irish. Listen to live music from Kevin O’Brennan and the Shoreline Band. 

St. Patrick’s Day Irish Scramble

Ready to play a round of golf? Visit Eagle’s Landing Golf Course in Ocean City for their annual St. Patrick’s Day Scramble at 9:30 am on March 14. Teams will play six holes from Gold, White, and Blue Tees. Your team will choose the holes that they want to play from, and 30% of the team’s average handicap will be used. Lunch will be served immediately following the scramble, with a menu of many traditional Irish-American favorites. 

Admission is $60 per golfer, which includes the greens fee, cart, lunch, and prizes. Call 410-213-7277, or 800-283-3846 to sign your team up today! 

Ready to spend your St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Ocean City? Make the Clarion Resort Hotel part of your Ocean City traditions, and book your beach vacation today!