Weather Forces Cancellation Of Ocean City St. Patrick’s Day Parade


Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Ocean City is canceled, making it the third consecutive year without a beloved late-winter tradition on the Eastern Shore.

For two consecutive years, the COVID-19 pandemic and associated logistics prevented the parade from being held. This year, the Luck of the Irish is not smiling down: inclement weather is forecast for Saturday

The Delmarva Irish American Club released this statement Thursday in announcing that the parade would be canceled:

The very last thing the Delmarva Irish American Club (DIAC) wanted to do was to have to cancel this yearā€™s St. Patrickā€™s Day Parade. Unfortunately, the forecast from the National Weather Service for Saturday has left the club no choice.
After a two-year hiatus due to Covid-19, the Delmarva Irish American Club was prepared to bring back the largest and best St. Patrickā€™s Day Parade in the State. However, our members do not want to put our volunteers, participants and the thousands of spectators that line our streets for the parade in hazardous and unsafe conditions.
The Ocean City St. Patrickā€™s Day Parade has become an Ocean City tradition and has created one of the busiest weekends of the year in Ocean City. The DIAC promises to return next year to continue the tradition! So, until next year we wish everyone a happy and safe St. Patrickā€™s Day weekend in Ocean City, MD! Slainte!