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Hollywood, FL St. Patrick's Day Parade

 

Hollywood, FL’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival is an annual event sponsored by the City of Hollywood and Hibernians of Hollywood and celebrates "all things Irish." 

When:

Sunday, March 12, 2017  Parade starts at 12 pm (festival runs from 12 pm  until 6 pm)

Where:

The Parade will travel on Hollywood Boulevard and Harrison Street between 19th and 21st Avenues.

If you want an interactive Google map, so you can get directions to some point along the parade route, click here!

More about the parade:

The parade features dozens of floats, local marching bands and spectacular bagpipe and drum corps including the famous New York Emerald Society Pipe and Drum Corps.  According to their website, the parade

Traditional Float Parade:  Radio personality Footy will emcee the parade; Parade Grand Marshal is Peggy Campbell.
Entertainment Schedule:
Stage at Hollywood Boulevard and 19th Avenue
Traditional Irish Entertainment
• Joe Dougherty
• Roving performances by the NYPD Emerald Society Pipe & Drum Corps
• UV - U2 Tribute Show
Magic of the Emerald Isle
Downtown's Anniversary Park becomes a fantasy land with games & crafts for the little leprechauns!
Irish Food & Drink
Downtown restaurants will be offering festival specials including Irish favorites like Corned Beef & Cabbage, Shepherd's Pie and green-colored drinks!
Parking
$10 event parking in convenient, marked lots & public garages in Downtown Hollywood.

Attending the parade as a spectator

What to bring

If it is a cold day,  bring a warm hat, warm gloves, and warm shoes. For a sunny day, you’ll want to bring sunglasses, suntan lotion, and a hat. The parade goes on rain, shine or snow. And of course, it is traditional to be dressed in GREEN (or orange or white – colors of the Irish flag)!

Transportation and Parking

Mass transit is a great way to get in and out to see the parade.

More information

If you want more information, such as to participate in the parade or become a sponsor, see the parade's official website here...

Find the  parade's Facebook page here.

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