March 13, 2024

rio to Host Its 22nd St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, March 16

The City of Gaithersburg, in partnership with The Peterson Companies and rio, will host its 22nd St. Patrick's Day Parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 16. Dozens of units will march in the parade, including Celtic dancers and bagpipe bands.

The parade will meander down Grand Corner Avenue at rio, located near I-370 and Washingtonian Boulevard. Following the parade, there will be festive live music, specials and family fun throughout the rio lakefront. Free parking is available in three garages along Washingtonian Boulevard.

The parade will include Celtic dancers, bagpipe bands, school groups, fire trucks, equestrian units, service organizations and characters of many types. John Bauer, chair of the Gaithersburg Planning Commission, will be this year’s grand marshal.

For more information about the parade, contact the City of Gaithersburg Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture at 301-258-6350.