St. Patrick’s Day will be celebrated in Charlotte with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the Charlotte Goes Green Festival on Saturday, March 18th, 2017.
Charlotte Patrick’s Day Parade
The parade, featuring neighborhood associations, schools, alumni groups, cheerleading and drill teams, international organizations, police, fire, elected officials and commercial businesses, will step off at Tryon & 9th Street at 11 a.m. It then marches south to 3rd Street where it takes a left and marches down 3rd St. to Caldwell.
Last year over 80,000 spectators watched the parade.
We are proud to announce that our Grand Marshal is Arthur H. Fitzgerald Jr. Art is one of the founding members of the Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Parade Foundation, Inc. and has been the Parade Director for over 15 years.
As Parade Director Art was responsible for the organizing and staging of the Parade’s Line of March on the day of the parade. He also had the pleasure of being in the Knights of Columbus Honor Guard that has lead the Parade for many years.
This year’s parade will be better than ever with over 125 entries that include floats, pipe & drum bands, Irish dancers, musical groups, dancers, lots of dogs, horses, leprechauns and lots of creative marching groups. Come join us for the best St. Patrick’s Day parade between Savannah and Washington.
Charlotte Goes Green Festival
The Charlotte Goes Green / St. Patrick’s Day Festival will be held on Saturday March 18, 2017 in Uptown Charlotte on S. Tryon Street from 3rd to Stonewall St. from 10:00am-6:00pm.
The Festival will have live Irish music by The Federal Clan Kings & Traditional band, Mulligan’s Banned, Irish dancers from Charlotte’s premier Irish dance schools, Rince na h’Eireann and Walsh Kelley Schools of Irish Dancing and a pipe & drum band performance by the Grandfather Mountain Highlanders.
There will be over 60 vendors that include Irish & Celtic items plus lots of unique arts & crafts & plenty of food & beverages, so come hungry. For the wee ones, we’ll have the Celtic Kid’s Zone Eurobungy for the kids. There is no admission charge to the event.
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