Day trip: Go east or west for beach weekend

St. Patrick's Day parade on tap in Ocean City; Beachin' Weekend on deck in McHenry

March 11, 2013|By Theresa Sintetos, The Baltimore Sun

St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Don your best green outfit for this Irish celebration. Ocean City is hosting their annual St. Patty's Day celebration complete with parade and golf tournament. Sign up for the second annual St. Patrick's Golf Scramble at Eagle's Landing Golf Course and enjoy the luck of the Irish while you play, and a traditional Irish-American Lunch. Also, make sure to head down to Ocean Highway for Ocean City's annual St. Patrick's Day parade.

The St. Patrick's Day Golf Scramble at Eagle's Landing begins at 9 a.m. on March 16. Entry fee is $50 per person, and includes lunch. Team reservation is required in advanced, to make a reservation call (410) 213-7277.

Ocean City's St. Patrick's Day Parade will be held on March 16. Parade starts at 59th Street at 12 p.m., and travels south to 45th Street. A festival will be held at the 45th Street Shopping Center at 11 a.m. For more information go to

McHenry, Md.

Beachin' Weekend

Get ready for sand and say goodbye to snow at Wisp Resort, March 15 and March 16. Go down the slopes one more time before the season ends, and this time you can do it in a bikini. The weekend will feature a comedy show, final rail jam competition, DJ on the outdoor deck, and costume contest. When else will you be able to sip a Pina Colada from a Tiki Bar at ski resort?

Beachin' Weekend runs March 15 through March 18. Ticket pricing and event times vary; go to for more information.

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