Please see Shamrock Shindig details below for directions, parking, and more!
Irish Eyes will be smiling at the Waterfront Partnership's 3rd Annual Shamrock Shindig! This event will take place Sunday, March 16th from 10:30AM to 2PM at Pierce's Park, located at Pier V. LIVE music by Barleyjuice, a Celtic band from Philly, food trucks, beer, wine and mixed drinks, Shamrock Alley for kids, strolling leprechaun, stilt walkers, games and mores! Following the event will be 59th Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade which kicks off at 2pm. Admission to the event is FREE, which includes the band and strolling entertainment.
NEW THIS YEAR -
Shamrock Pass for Children: $7 (each child will receive parade gear including a shamrock derby hat, green beads, Irish button, Irish flag, Irish fun brand bracelet; two crafts, temporary tattoo and cookie decorating).
Unlimited Drink Wristband for Adults 21+: $15 (beer, wine and mixed drinks from 11AM to 2PM).
Shamrock Shindig Details
Waterfront Partnership is looking forward to seeing everyone at the 3rd Annual Shamrock Shindig Sunday, March 16th from 10:30am to 2pm! The event will take place at Pierce’s Park, located on Pier 5 – adjacent to the Pier 5 Hotel.
Getting to Pierce’s Park If you live in Federal Hill, Ridgley’s Delight, Fells Point, Little Italy, Harbor East, etc. we highly recommend walking! Please remember that there will be major road closures due to the parade. If you choose to drive, we recommend parking in the lot located at 400 South Central Ave (corner of Bank and Central across the street from Heavy Seas Ale House) as it is $3 for the entire day. There is also another $3 lot at 805 South Caroline Street in Fells Point. Pierce’s Park is also close to the garages in Harbor East - located at 650 South Exeter Street (Maryland Athletic Club/ Landmark Theatres/ Starbucks) and 1001 Fleet Street (Whole Foods Market). Please consider "A Smarter Way To Get There", by taking public transporation to the event such as the Charm City Circulator, the Baltimore Water Taxi, the Light Rail or the Metro.
Uber to Shamrock Shindig! Download the free UBER app on your phone and register with promo code SHAMSHIN to receive a first ride free up to $25 for new users. The Uber app will get you a ride at the touch of a button and is totally cashless. Drink responsibly and leave the ride logistics to Uber.
Check-In There will be tables set up near the Columbus Center which is the glass building located on the park. There will be a will call table and ticket sales table. Please have your ID ready to expedite the process. You DO NOT NEED TO PRINT OUT YOUR TICKETS/ CONFIRMATION/ RECEIPT. We will have a list onsite. If you have friends who did not purchase wristbands or kids passes we will be selling them at the event while supplies last. We do strongly suggest that people purchase passes in advance here.
Food There will be several food trucks with lots of great food to choose from! No outside food will be allowed at the event.
Beverages We will have several bars which will be serving beer, wine, mixed drinks, bottled water, soda and juice. No outside beverages will be allowed at the event.
Cash Only We are unable to accept credit cards onsite. We recommend bringing cash to the event. There is an ATM in the lobby of the Pier 5 Hotel as a back-up option.
Restrooms There will be several portable toilets onsite. Please note that the Pier 5 Hotel’s restrooms will be locked to non-hotel guests.
Strollers Due to the number of attendees expected to attend, strollers will NOT be allowed on the grass. However, we will have a stroller valet area managed by Waterfront Partnership Guides. We recommend bringing a baby carrier for babies/younger toddlers.
The 59th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade The parade will kick-off at 2 PM from the Washington Monument, travels down North Charles Street and then continues on to Pratt Street. Pierce’s Park is just a block and a half away from the parade route. Shamrock Shindig will end at 2pm to give you plenty of time to grab a spot for the parade. For parade details, please visit www.irishparade.net.
We are looking forward to our first event in 2014 and hope that the information above is helpful.
Stay tuned - we are getting ready to announce the dates of all our Summer Socials, Waterfront Wellness series and special events. If you haven’t already, please sign-up for our e-newsletter on our website waterfrontpartnership.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. It is going to be a GREAT year at Baltimore’s Waterfront!
From Saturday, March 16, 2013 10:30 AM to Saturday, March 16, 2013 2:00 PM