OCEAN CITY — Ocean City will be glowing with green at the 34thAnnual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival, which marches down Coastal Highway next weekend, on Saturday, March 14.
Sponsored by the Delmarva Irish-American Club, this Ocean City tradition has grown to become the second largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the state, in addition to a seasonal kick-off for many local businesses.
Leading the parade are grand marshals Kathleen and Mike Higgins. With pipe and drum bands, including the Chesapeake Caledonian Pipe Band and the Ocean City Pipe and Drum Band, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade brings the sounds of Ireland to the streets of Ocean City. Also participating are several area high school marching bands led by the Stephen Decatur High School Marching Band and numerous festively decorated St. Patty’s Day floats.