Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Gaithersburg (VIDEO)

UPDATE 3/14 at 9 a.m.: The parade has been cancelled due to weather.

The city of Gaithersburg, in partnership with the Harp and Shamrock Society of Gaithersburg, the Peterson Companies, Rio Washingtonian Center, and 94.7 Fresh FM, will host the 15th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 14 at Rio Washingtonian Center (I-370 and Washingtonian Boulevard).

Dozens of units will march in the parade, including Celtic dancers, bagpipe bands, school groups, clowns, fire trucks, equestrian units, service organizations, and more. When the parade is over there will be live entertainment on the Lakefront Plaza until 1 p.m.

The Grand Marshal for this year’s parade is Linda Hanson, a community volunteer and city of Gaithersburg Person of Character Award Winner. Hanson serves as the volunteer Executive Director of Gaithersburg HELP and will become President of the Gaithersburg Rotary Club in July of 2015.

Community groups and other organizations are invited to march in the parade. This is a great way to be involved in the community and to get your group noticed. 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.

For more information on the St. Patrick’s Day Parade contact the city of Gaithersburg at 301.258.6350, www.gaithersburgmd.gov or The Harp and Shamrock Society at 240.447.9744, www.hssg.org.

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