50th Anniversary Parade: March 15, 2020

The St. Patrick’s Parade Committee of Washington, DC is celebrating the 50th anniversary of parade on March 15, 2020.

2020 Participant Registration is now open through February 15th, 2020. 

You can support the parade by joining us at one of our upcoming fundraisers & celebrations. Visit our Events page for details on Fall 2019/Winter 2020 events!

Have questions about the 2020 parade? Review our FAQs for more information on what it takes to put on a parade in our nation’s capital. 



New Event Announcement:

For more information about the Shannon Tide Concert and our other events, please visit our events page here.

Remembering An Irish Inspiration: Josephine Mahoney

Remembering Josephine Mahony

On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, Johanna Josephine Mahony, of Rockville, MD, passed away.

Josephine was born in Ballybunion, Co. Kerry, Ireland. As  a child she spent many summers in Castlegregory and enjoyed bike rides through Camp and swimming down at the Maharees.  Josephine came to Washington, DC  in 1960.  She met many wonderful people in the Irish community including Betty Moriarty who helped Josephine find work at Geico Insurance in DC and she rented a room from Bridie and Mike McLaughlin who became surrogate parents for her.  Josephine later shared an apartment in DC with Bernie Troy until she met and married a fellow country man, Dan Mahony from Farranfore, Co. Kerry, Ireland.

Dan and Josephine settled in Rockville, Maryland and raised three daughters, Lil, Eileen and Josephine.  They also had five grandchildren, Sean, Joey, Shannon, Kerry and Tara who enjoyed many, many great times at their grandparents house.  Dan passed in 2004 but Josephine remained her in Rockville home for 50 plus years.  She always enjoyed the many Irish American and Hibernian club events.

Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), on Sunday, September 15, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Historic Church, 9700 Rosensteel Ave., Silver Spring, MD on Monday, September 16 at 11 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Montgomery Hospice, 1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 100, Rockville, MD 20850.


Thank you to the Hurley School of Irish Dance

The Hurley School of Irish Dance designated the St. Patrick’s Parade Committee of Washington, DC as the recipient for the charity treble reel.Learn more about The Hurley School of Irish Dance and their Irish dance program.

NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2019

A delegation from the Committee marched in the 259th New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 16th, 2019. Thank you to the Committee members who made this historic trip!

About the St. Patrick’s Parade of Washington, D.C.

The mission of the St. Patrick’s Parade of Washington, D.C. is to foster the understanding of and celebrate the Irish culture in America. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been held annually in Washington, D.C., since 1971. This annual affair has grown from what was little more than a leisurely stroll by a few hundred participants on Massachusetts Avenue to a mile long, two-hour celebration of Irish culture along Constitution Avenue.