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St. Patrick's Day 2010 Events in Baltimore

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St. Patrick's Day 2010 Events in Baltimore
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St. Patrick's Day - make that St. Patrick's Day Week, if not Month - has become quite the holiday in Baltimore. Irish or not, there are plenty of events of all kinds for everyone all over town.

***Please note, several of these events happen prior to March 17***

Meet In the Street

What: A raucous street celebration in Canton's O'Donnell Square
When: Friday, March 12 and Saturday, March 13, 2010
Cost: Free
Info: Although it's sponsored by Claddagh Pub, all the other bars lining O'Donnell Square get in on the fun as well. Rain or shine, people can enjoy a drink (or two) within the confines of the heated tents set up in O'Donnell St. (the street is closed to traffic). Musical acts playing the festival this year are:

  • Liquid A
  • Love Seed Mama Jump
  • Kirsten & the Noise

    Fed Hill Irish Stroll

    What: A bar crawl through Baltimore's Federal Hill, featuring 13 bars.
    When: Saturday, March 13, noon to 9 p.m.
    Where: Register at the corner of S. Charles St. and W. Cross St.
    Cost: $10 day of, $8 if you register in advance online.

    Canton Irish Stroll

    What: A bar crawl through Canton featuring a dozen bars
    When: Saturday, March 6, 1 to 6 p.m.
    Where: Starts at Looney's Pub. Cost: $10 at the door or $7 with two cans for the Maryland Food Bank. Tickets are $7 in advance online

    O'Malley's March

    What: Governor Martin O'Malley leads his Irish band in concert at the Recher Theatre in Towson.
    When: Saturday, March 20, 2010, 8 p.m.
    Where: Recher Theatre, 512 York Rd.
    Cost: Tickets are $20

    Shamrock 5k

    What: Fun run and post-race party
    When: Sunday, March 14, 2010
    Where: Downtown and the Inner Harbor
    Cost: UPDATE: Registration is now closed as the race has filled to its max capacity.
    Info: The Shamrock 5k starts at Charles and Franklin streets and ends between Pratt and Lombard streets at Power Plant Live. After, there's a post-race party at which all runners 21 and over can enjoy beer and snacks at Power Plant Live.

    St. Patrick's Day Parade

    What: Baltimore's official, traditional Irish parade, complete with bagpipes.
    When: Sunday, March 14, 2100, 2 p.m.
    Where: The parade begins at the Washington Monument and continues to Pratt Street and Market Place.
    Cost: Free
    Info: Charles F. Connolly is this year's grand marshal.

    Slainte

    What: Live Irish music and specials on Irish beer at one of Baltimore's most authentic Irish pubs and restaurants.
    When: Wednesday, March 17, 2009
    Where: Slainte, 1702 Thames St., Fells Point
    Cost: No cover

    ***Full March Events Calendar***

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