St. Patrick’s Day Parade Map
Parade Information for Spectators and Participants
The event has grown each year and the nearest parking lots/garages fill up between 9 and 9:30 a.m. If nearby lots are full, head to the garage by the Rio Center. See Parking Options and other details on Map.
Participants - police will be closing the street into the Washingtonian Center at 7:30 a.m.
Volunteers and Participants
Report to line up area behind Corner Bakery and Rio Grande.
Parade begins at Rio Blvd and Grand Corner and ends on Grand Corner (by Kohl’s).
Anywhere along Grand Corner Ave from Joe’s Crab Shack/Uncle Julio’s to the Kohl’s.
The parking garage on Washingtonian Blvd with the bridge to TARGET or the parking Garage for the Rio near the Movie Theater and Marriott then walk on the boardwalk by the lake, over the bridge past Joe’s Crab Shack/Uncle Julio’s.
available in All Garages (look for designated signs) and a limited number of spaces in the Macaroni Grill Parking lot (officers will direct you).
Simply being polite to your fellow spectator or parade participant will make for a better time for everyone involved and set a good example for the children present.
Spectators, please keep children, pets, strollers, etc. out of the main path of the parade route. Participants please don’t throw items into the crowd. These could injure a child or adult. Rather, have someone walk alongside the unit to hand out candy or other items.
March is an unpredictable month for weather. The parade lasts about an hour, but the other activities (music, balloon art, etc.) go on into the early afternoon. Bring a jacket, hat, gloves, scarves, umbrellas, etc. to get the most out of the day.
Dress Up for the Occasion
Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day so here is your chance to wear your green or dress like a leprechaun!
NOTICE: Although the event is held RAIN OR SHINE, the City makes all weather related decisions surrounding this event with the safety of the organizers, participants and spectators of this event in mind.
In the event of inclement weather or an emergency situation and this event is cancelled call 301-330-0050 x2434 for updates or check the City of Gaithersburg website on the morning of 03/15/2014 for updated information regarding the event.