The Washington D.C. 49th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade

The Parade Committee is thrilled to announce that the 49th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade of Washington, D.C. will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2019.

Announcing the 6th Annual Golf Tournament

This September, the Parade Committee is hosting our 6th Annual Golf Tournament. Players will be able to participate as a foursome or individually and a reception for all will follow at the Prince George’s Knights of Columbus Council hall in College Park, MD. More details will follow on our save the date!

Save the Date for Irish Heritage Day at Nationals Park

Sunday, September 23 is Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day at Nationals Park! All fans who purchase a Baseline Reserved ticket through this link will have access to a pregame festival with food and drink samplings from around Ireland. The pregame festival will take place in the First Street Party Tent from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm.

All tickets purchased include a donation to the John Barry Charitable Fund. Get your tickets today!

Something fun – Guinness Brewery opening in MD!

On August 3rd, Guinness is opening its first US brewing operation since the 1950s in Baltimore County, MD. The Guinness Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House will open to the public for tours, taproom tastings and dining in a 270-seat restaurant. Although the stout we all know & love will continue to be produced at the original brewery in Dublin, Ireland, the Baltimore County facility will brew different styles and flavors.

Stay tuned for more news about the Guinness brewery and upcoming trips with other members of the parade. You can read more details about the brewery’s from the news release.

2018 St. Patrick’s Parade Recap

Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in the 2018 St. Patrick’s Parade of Washington, D.C. Without your support, we would not be able to hold this annual celebration. To learn more about this year’s parade, including our honorees and see who participated this year, you can read our Official Parade Magazine.

Did you miss the parade? You can watch our recorded live stream of the entire parade.

2018 Parade Winners

Congratulations to the Parade Winners of the 48th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade of Washington, D.C.:

Best in Parade
O’Neill-James School of Irish Dancing
Arlington, VA

Best Visiting Band
Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership Corps of Cadets, Mary Baldwin University
Staunton, Virginia

Best Band
William C. McGinnis Middle School Marching Band and Cadets
Perth Amboy, New Jersey

Best Musical Group
Dog Tag Bakery
Washington, D.C.

Best Pipe Unit
District of Columbia Fire Department Emerald Society Pipes and Drums
Washington, D.C.

Best Marching Unit
Emerald Society Firefighters of Washington
Washington, D.C.

Youth Marching Unit
International Youth Ambassadors

Best ROTC Unit
South Lakes High School Army JROTC
Reston, VA

Best Dance Group
Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance

Best Antique Car
Guinness Studebaker

Best Antique Fire and Rescue
1972 Cadillac Ambulance, owned by William Veith

Best Pet Unit
Potomac Valley Irish Wolfhound Club

Best Novelty Group
Greenbelt Dog Training Parade Drill Team
Greenbelt, MD

Francis J. Tiernan Marshal’s Award – Most Enthusiastic
The Boyle School of Irish Dance

Daniel F. Sullivan Memorial Award – Irish in Public Service
Metro Transit Police Department
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.