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 19, 2016. 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. The 20th Annual Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Parade is proud to announce that the Grand Marshal of the 2016 Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be Ambassador Anne Anderson, Irish Ambassador to the United States and the first woman Ambassador from Ireland to the U.S.
The Charlotte Goes Green Festival runs from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on South Tryon St. between Stonewall St & 3rd Streets. It features Irish music, Irish dancers, bagpipers, Irish/Celtic and other vendors, a large children’s amusement area and plenty of food & beverages. There is no admission fee to attend.