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Alltech St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival

St Patrick's Day Parade & Festival

Produced by:
Lexington Parks & Recreation

Sponsored by:
Lexington Celtic Association and Bluegrass Irish Society

St. Patrick's Day Parades have been a long and important tradition in the United States and throughout the world by both Irish and non-Irish people. Irish American immigrants brought the first St. Patrick's celebration to Boston in 1737 and General George Washington allowed his soldiers of Irish descent in the Continental Congress a holiday on March 17 to thank them for their service.

This year will mark the 37th Anniversary of Lexington’s St. Patrick's Day Parade which will be accompanied by an Irish Festival that will extend the celebration throughout the day. Festivities will include youth activities throughout the day as well as continual Irish entertainment with dancers, pipers, musicians and much more. Products from Ireland and Irish food will also be available.

The Festival will begin at 11pm and will continue until 7pm. The Parade will be at 1pm on Main Street from Midland to Mill Street.

Whether you are Irish, of Irish descent or merely indulging your inner-Irish come and celebrate all things Irish with us! 

Keep up with the parade and festival on social media -- @LexStPatsParade on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Parade participants and attendees are encouraged to share their photos online, tag @LexStPatsParade and use #LexStPats2016. 

Schedule of Performers

 11 a.m.

Blessing of the Keg at the Alltech tents, followed by
Liam’s Fancy with special guests
John Skelton, Bobby O’Byrne, Jeremy Wade

 1 p.m.

 37th Annual Lexington
St. Patrick’s Day Parade

 2 p.m.

William Sutherland Reid
Pipes & Drums

 2:30 p.m.

 Kentucky McTeggart Irish Dancers

 3 p.m.

 Cloigheann

 4 p.m.

 Lexington Irish Dancers

4:30 p.m.

Paul Cullen

5:30 p.m.

Drunk & Sailor

 

Last updated: 3/7/2016 10:03:29 AM