March is coming, which means that one of Washington DC’s favorite street celebrations is on its way. This year will be the 44th installment of the Washington DC St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Irish Heart in the Nation’s Capital.” This theme will be ever-apparent through the holiday’s Celtic enthusiasm and the parade route, which winds through the National Mall.
Those who are visiting DC this March should make an effort to head out and enjoy the festivities, as they will be taking place within minutes of the Capitol Hill Hotel. The day is guaranteed to be filled with Irish spirit and joy, with parade performers coming from a wide range of exciting and entertaining backgrounds. The youthful step dancers are sure to melt mothers’ hearts with their cuteness and impress the crowd with their magnificent skills and elaborate outfits. Marching bands sporting kilts and bagpipes are sure to provide the atmospheric sound that will largely define day’s cultural atmosphere. The renowned marching bands representing various branches of the United States military are also guaranteed to impress with their incomparable precision and discipline.
With so many amazing performances moving through the parade, attendees can also look forward to observing and joining the crowd. St. Patty’s Day always seems to bring out the best in people, including a sense of playful excitement that will be evident in a sea of green outfits, funny hats and face paint. This, combined with the parade itself and the iconic memorials, will make for one incredible day.
Those of you who are looking to join in with the holiday’s tradition of boisterous merriment should be sure to check out one of the many Irish pubs within a mile of Capitol Hill Hotel and the parade route. Whether you’re out drinking or in the streets soaking up the parade scene, we’re sure that DC will provide the ideal atmosphere for proper St. Patty’s Day celebration.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade of Washington DC
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Capitol Hill, Washington DC