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As the vibrant green hues of St. Patrick’s Day approach, Denton is gearing up for an unforgettable weekend filled with festivities, live entertainment, and Irish cheer. Local businesses and event organizers have come together to create an exciting lineup of events that promise to make this St. Paddy’s Day Weekend truly special.

Schedule of Events 

250th Anniversary of Caroline County VIP Celebration
Friday, March 15th | Museum of Rural Life, Denton
On Friday, March 15th, the Caroline County Historical Society invites you to join them as they kick off the 250th anniversary of our county. Guest speaker Julie Markin, Director of Archaeology at Washington College, will present on a recent dig in the county. Refreshments will be offered, and tokens will be given redeemable at participating Downtown Denton Businesses. Tickets are available online at Find out more about the event HERE.

St. Paddy’s Day 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, March 16th | Registration opens at 8am, race at 9am
Join us for our 16th annual St. Paddy’s Day Race! Start your salute to the Irish and your spring fitness conditioning on this certified fast and scenic course through Denton with a 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run.  Plenty of lucky surprises await on the course and at the finish.  Register anytime through our finish line production partner Seashore Striders at  Early registrants are guaranteed a commemorative performance tee.  This event benefits youth registration financial aid and scholarship fund for recreation programs produced by CCRP. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.; race starts at 9:00 a.m., Fretterd Community Center

All About the Green Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, March 16th | 12pm – 4:15pm
The We Are All About the Green Scavenger Hunt in Denton, Maryland is your chance to explore the charming downtown area while solving riddles and looking for leprechauns. The FREE event will take place Saturday, March 16th from 12pm – 4pm and is open to all ages. Grab your map at Market Street & 2nd  Street in Denton. Completed entries will be eligible to win gift certificates to be used at local businesses. There are three prizes up for grabs: $100$50, and $25. Gather your friends and get ready to explore Denton’s hidden gems. It’s time to paint the town green!

Trike/Bike Races with the Caroline County Humane Society
Saturday, March 16th  |  12pm – 4pm  |  200 Block of Market Street

Cornhole Sponsored by Summit Bank
Saturday, March 16th |  12pm – 4pm  300 Block of Market Street

Secret World Alpacas
Saturday, March 16th  |  12pm – 4pm  |  3rd & Market Streets

Saturday, March 16th | 12pm – 4pm  |  3rd & Market Streets

Shore Gourmet Mobile Van
Saturday, March 16th | 12pm – 4pm  |  300 Block of Market Street

Museum of Rural Life Open for Tours with Docents
Saturday, March 16th | 11am – 5pm  |  16 N. 2nd Street

Live music by NCHS and Colonel Richardson Jazz Bands
Saturday, March 16th | First Concert at 12:15pm, Second Concert at 1pm  |  Grassy Knoll at 3rd & Market Streets

Performances by Jan’s Daycare
Saturday, March 16th | 12:45pm  | Corner of 3rd & Market

Performances by To the Point Dance Studio
Saturday, March 16th | 2:30pm  | Corner of 3rd & Market

Drum & Dance Circle
Saturday, March 16th | 4pm – 5pm  | Community Garden Behind FACES

Face Painting by Serena Zimberoff
Saturday, March 16th | 12pm – 2pm & 2:30 – 3:45  | 400 Block of Market Street near CCCA

Irish Bowling & Potato Races Sponsored by Shore United Bank
Saturday, March 16th | 12pm – 4pm  | 400 Block of Market Street between CCCA & Caroline’s 

Cooking Demonstrations at Caroline’s Sidebar
Saturday, March 16th | Caroline’s Sidebar, 401 Market Street, Denton
Sourdough Bread from Noon – 1pm, Sauerkraut from 1pm – 2pm, Irish Soda Bread from 2pm – 3pm and Sourdough Crackers from 3pm – 4pm

Midnight Pancakes at the Pub
Saturday, March 16th – Sunday, March 17th | Midnight | Market Street Public House, 200 Market Street, Denton
Ring in St. Patrick’s Day with Midnight Pancakes at the Pub!

St. Patrick’s Day at the Market Street Pub: Kegs and Eggs, Music & All Day Fun
Sunday, March 17th | Market Street Public House, 200 Market Street, Denton
Head to the Pub for Kegs & Eggs from 7am – 10am, live music throughout the day, and all day fun!

Brunch at Caroline’s 
Sunday, March 17th | 10am – 3pm | Caroline’s, 401 Market Street, Denton


Don’t miss out on the opportunity to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Weekend in Denton, MD. Whether you’re Irish or just Irish at heart, there’s something for everyone in this weekend-long celebration of culture and community.


About Denton

Denton, MD is a diverse and vibrant community known for its rich cultural heritage and welcoming atmosphere. The city takes pride in hosting memorable events that bring residents and visitors together to celebrate and create lasting memories.