The 2021 Baltimore St. Patrick Parade is cancelled. Baltimore City is not currently accepting special event permit applications, and with less than eight weeks before Parade Day, there is no assurance that we will be able to obtain a permit. Also, given the continuing nature of the pandemic and the City’s restriction on attendance at public gatherings, we cannot guarantee that a well attended outdoor event like the Parade can be safely held in March.
If you had paid a marching fee to join us in the 2020 or 2021 Parade, you will receive a dollar for dollar credit toward your 2022 marching fee. Also, if you had paid for a display ad or patron listing in the 2020 or 2021 Parade Guide, you will receive a dollar for dollar credit toward your 2022 display ad or patron listing. For most of you, this means that you will be already paid up for your participation in the 2022 Parade.
In addition, Charm City Run Events, which manages the Shamrock 5K Race for us, has decided to conduct the 2021 Shamrock 5K as a virtual race event. If you had registered for last year’s cancelled Shamrock 5K, Charm City Run will contact you with further details.
We thank you for your understanding, and look forward to seeing you at the Parade in March 2022. We wish everyone a Happy and Healthy St. Patrick’s Day.