St. Patrick's Day Happenings in Maryland
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St. Patrick's Day Happenings in Maryland 

2/18/2009 
   

ST. PATRICK’S DAY HAPPENINGS IN MARYLAND

BALTIMORE (February 18, 2009) –It’s that time of year again to put on your green and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Maryland. Many of Maryland’s attractions and accommodations are offering festive entertainment, events and special packages. Here’s a variety of the state’s St. Patrick Day events and packages, in alphabetical order:

B&O Railroad Museum
901 W. Pratt St.
Baltimore, MD 21223
March 17
Come visit the B&O Railroad Museum on St. Patrick’s Day and get $1.00 off if you wear something green. Call 410-752-2490 or visit www.borail.org for more information.

The Baltimore St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Washington Monument to Market Place
Baltimore, MD 21202
March 15, 2pm
For more than 50 years, thousands of spectators from the region have crowded the streets and sidewalks of downtown Baltimore and the Inner Harbor to watch thousands more march and celebrate Irish culture, music, song and dance. For tickets and information, visit www.irishparade.net/paradeinfo.htm.

The Baltimore St. Patrick’s Day Parade Brunch
Camden Club at the B&O Warehouse (next to Oriole Park at Camden Yards)
Baltimore, MD 21202
March 15, 11am-1:30pm
Start off your Parade Day in grand style with good fellowship, fine food, and a spectacular view of the Orioles' playing field. Seating for the brunch is limited. For more information, visit www.irishparade.net/paradeinfo.htm.

Comfort Inn Gold Coast
11201 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842
March 16-17
The Comfort Inn Gold Coast offers two packages for St. Patrick’s Day:
Go Green for the Green package includes three rounds of golf at Eagles Landing, Newport Bay, and Baywood Green, and two nights accommodations for only $135 per golfer with double occupancy.
St. Patrick’s Lad and Lasses package includes two nights accommodations, two breakfasts and two dinners, and a holiday couple’s gift for only $209 per couple. Call 410-524-3010 or email golf@hospitaltiygolfpackages.com.

Discovery Station
101 W. Washington St
Hagerstown, MD 21740
March 14, 2pm
Patricia Beard, master teacher, presents Saint Patrick's crafts, folklore and Irish stories. Visit www.discoverystation.org or call 301-790-0076 for tickets.

Duffy’s on Potomac
28 S. Potomac St.
Hagerstown, MD 21740
March 14, 10pm
Enjoy green beer, band and DJ. Performers include: Jimmie's Chicken Shack and DJ Sidekick. For more information, visit www.duffysompotomac.com or call 301-745-6649.

Green Turtle
11601 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842
March 14-17, 11 am-10pm
Celebrate the "GREENE" at The Original Greene Turtle in Ocean City. Food and drink specials include: $7.95 “Irish Twins” (a Guinness Pint & a Shot of Jameson), $5 Black & Tan, $4.95 corned beef platter, $7.95 corned beef sandwich, and Guinness beef stew ($3.99 cup $4.99 bowl). For more information, email gtoc@thegreeneturtle.com or call 410-723-2120.

Hagerstown Hotel and Convention Center
1910 Dual Highway
Hagerstown, MD 21740
March 10-17
Hagerstown Hotel and Convention Center has a special room rate of $62.00 per night and half-price appetizers. Call 301-790-3010 for information.

Hooley Pub Crawl
Downtown Center
Cumberland, MD 21502
March 14, Starting at 1pm
Get Irish for the day at downtown Cumberland’s 10th annual Hooley Pub Crawl – featuring the Shanty Irish, Barbershop singers, Irish piano playing, sing-a-longs, and other entertainers from the tri-state area. Entertainers will perform throughout the day at downtown locations. Trolley rides available. For more information, call 301-722-5500.

Maggie’s Restaurant
310 E. Green St.
Westminster, MD 21157
March 17
Enjoy Irish music and share some fun with lots of folks wearing the “green.” Dinner will feature traditional corned beef & cabbage with red potatoes and Irish stew. In addition, customized green drinks will be available upon request, along with soothing Irish coffee. Arrive early to receive a balloon containing a chance to win cool prizes. Call 410-876-6868 or visit www.maggieswestminster.com/ for more information.

McGinty's Silver Spring
911 Ellsworth Dr.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
March 14
McGinty’s aims to serve the social, dining and entertainment needs of all members of the community, young and old. It is a place to meet, laugh, eat, hear music, relax or dance the night away. In short, McGinty’s has a culture of its own, integrating the rich traditions of the Irish pub into the heart of the community. For information on St. Patrick’s Day events and concerts visit, www.mcgintyspublichouse.com/silverspring.

O’Lordans Irish Pub
14 Liberty St.
Westminster, MD 21157
March 17, 10 am-1am
Come join the fun at O’Lordans with two music performances. The first performance is from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Second features the New York band, Coyote Run, from 7 to 10 p.m. O’Lordans will be serving traditional corned beef & cabbage, shepherd’s pie, Irish stew, bangers & mash, and fish & chips. Call 410-876-0000 or visit www.olordansirishpub.com for more information.

Ocean City St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
60th Street South to 45th St.
Ocean City, MD 21843
March 14
The Annual Parade & Festival celebrates the “Wearing O’ The Green.” It’s an Ocean City tradition with more than 100 participants, including marching bands, floats, law enforcement groups and more. The festival, which runs 11am-4pm, follows the noontime parade.

The Princess Bayside Beach Hotel & Finnigan’s Irish Pub & Eatery
48th Street & the Bay
Ocean City, MD 21843
March 16-17
Both these hot spots are the perfect place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Weekend in Ocean City. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade passes directly in front of the hotel. Finnigan’s famous St. Patrick’s Day brunch buffet is available from 9 am-1pm. After the parade, Finnigan’s offers corned beef & cabbage, Irish drink specials, and DJ Denny McConnell, noon–4pm and 9pm-1am. Room rates Friday & Saturday begin at $79 per night (tax not included). Call the 1-888-6-Bayside or visit www.princessbayside.com to make reservations.

Shamrock 5K Run
Charles and Franklin streets
Baltimore, MD 21202
March 15, Race starts at 1:15 p.m.
The course is closed to bikes, skaters, and baby joggers/strollers. For more information or to register, visit www.irishparade.net/shamrockrun.htm or call Kelly Dees at 410-308-1870.

Shenanigan’s Irish Pub & Grill
4th Street & the Boardwalk
Ocean City, MD 21842
March 14
Live Irish music and entertainment from noon to close. Performers include Patrick McAllorum (12 pm-4pm), Off The Boat (4pm-close) plus appearances by the Chesapeake Caledonia Pipe Band and the Ocean City Pipe Band. For more information, visit www.ocshenanigans.com.

Spring Fling Weekend at Francis Scott Key Family Resort
12806 Ocean Gateway
Ocean City, MD 21842
March 13-15
Two nights in a deluxe room with a kitchenette, Ocean City Factory Outlets Preferred Shoppers card (two cards per room), one free snow cone coupon for each guest (based on room type reserved), $10.00 Panera Bread gift certificate, St. Patrick’s Day Party Pack in a FSK sand bucket (one per room), free Peg Leg Putt Putt all weekend. Room rates: $140.00 for a family of four; $150.00 for a family of five; $160.00 for a family of six. Weekend includes Friday movie screening, Saturday parade and festival, and towel-folding demonstration (make animals with room towels.) Advance reservations required. Call 410-213-0088.

Tidelands Caribbean Hotel and Suites
5th Street on the Boardwalk
Ocean City, MD 21842
March 13-15
Book two nights or more by March 1 and receive 20 percent off your total stay at Tidelands. For more information, visit the Tidelands website at www.tidelandscarribbean.com/speacials.php or call 410-289-9455.

University of Baltimore Student Center
21 W. Mount Royal Avenue, 5th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
March 13, 6pm-8pm
Enjoy a performance by the honorable Gerard Diver, mayor, City of Derry, and St. Cecilia’s College for the Performing & Visual Arts. Located in Northern Ireland, Derry is known as a city of culture, education and tourism. More than 40 of Derry’s most talented youth from 12 high schools and universities are participating in this arts outreach. Governor Martin O’Malley invited them to Maryland in celebration of the state’s St. Patrick’s Day commemoration. For ticket information, contact Mary Fran Swan, 410-472-2291 or mfswan@bottaccounting.com.