Saint Patrick’s Day in Annapolis, MD

By: Ami Reist on February 16th, 2011
Saint Patrick's Day at Fado's in Annapolis

Saint Patrick's Day at Fado's in Annapolis

Saint Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! It is a great holiday to be Irish – especially in Annapolis! Even if you aren’t Irish, you’ll enjoy this great event in Annapolis, MD.  Everyone can take advantage of all the many hotel, motel, and restaurant and bar specials in Annapolis during St. Patrick’s weekend. Bring the kids for a day of celebrating or come for a weekend getaway. Check out some of these great specials and come make an Annapolis memory in honor of Irish heritage.

Start your Saint Patrick’s Day out with a jog! Fleet Feet Sports of Annapolis is hosting a 4-mile fun run on Saint Patrick’s Day morning. The run starts at 6 pm and ends with drinks and snacks. Get there early and grab a special St. Patty’s Day t-shirt. Wear green, bring your dogs, and get ready to run, or just hang out and watch! Meet at Fleet Feet Sports at 318 6th Street and sign up for the fun run.

Saint Patrick’s Day is Thursday, March 17th, 2011. Why not go to an authentic Irish Pub to kick off the festivities? On Thursday, Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant in downtown Annapolis is hosting a “Pints and Pancakes” event. Local radio station, WRNR, will be broadcasting live from the restaurant until 9 am. Live music starts at 8 am and continues throughout the day. The Rovers will be the performing at 10 pm and playing until close. Fado Annapolis is authentically Irish – the bar was even designed and built in Ireland and brought to Annapolis! Go to One Park Place, #7, in Annapolis to hang out at Fado this Saint Patrick’s Day.

The Boatyard Bar & Grill on 4th Street is being transformed into “Maguires Irish Pub” on Saint Patrick’s Day. Local favorite bartender, Jeffrey P. Maguire is taking over the Boatyard for the day. He’ll be serving special beer, and Irish menu, and giving away St. Patty’s Day pint glasses. Live music will be playing so you can feel free to jig all you’d like.

The Galway Bay Irish Pub, located on Maryland Avenue in downtown Annapolis, is another place to visit on your Saint Patrick’s Day pub crawl. The Galway is unmistakable on Maryland Ave. Inside of the beautiful historic building you’ll find unique character, an Irish owner, and a great menu.

Want to stay in an Irish hotel, too? Go to the O’Callaghan Annapolis and experience a touch of Ireland. There are great rates available during Saint Patrick’s Day weekend.  The O’Callaghan is offering a Gaelic Getaway package that can make any stay in the Capitol City a great one. The package includes accommodations for 2, continental breakfast in the on-site John Barry restaurant, and a $50 gift card for Fado Irish Pub. Rates start at $199 for groups of 2.

Go ahead- get to Annapolis and gather a bit of Irish luck this Saint Patrick’s Day!

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