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St. Patrick's Day Parade

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St Patrick's Day Parade
St Patrick's Day Parade
St Patrick's Day Parade
St Patrick's Day Parade
St Patrick's Day Parade

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Parade starts at 10 AM.

The City in partnership with The Peterson Companies & Rio Washingtonian Center, will host the 19th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade at Rio Washingtonian Center, at Rio Boulevard & Grand Corner Avenue. This year’s Grand Marshal is Garry Walker of the Gaithersburg-Washington Grove Volunteer Fire Department. The parade will be emceed by Albie Dee from 94.7 The Drive – DC’s Greatest Hits and JP Flaim of The Sports Junkies from 106.7 The Fan – DC Sports Radio. Following the parade there will be live entertainment by the Lloyd Dobler Effect on the lakefront plaza until 2 p.m. Free parking is available in three garages along Washingtonian Boulevard.

Interested in Participating in the Parade?

Community groups and other organizations are invited to march. It is a great way to be involved in the community and get your group noticed. Participant application forms will be posted here when available. All registration forms submitted must have a parade participant agreement form attached.

Please note that participation in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade by groups or organizations other than City of Gaithersburg officials, departments or committees does not constitute City of Gaithersburg endorsement.

If you are interested in participating at the parade as a vendor, please email Laurie Yankowski at