The 38th annualLexington St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival is Saturday, March 11, 2017.
Organizers have extended the deadline for Parade entries until Saturday March 4, 2017.
There is a non-refundable entry fee of $150 for commercial units and $175 for political units. There is no charge for non-profit and community organizations. The parade application forms are at lexingtonstpatsparade.org/.
The parade and festival are part of an all-day celebration that begins at 8 a.m. with the 11th annual Shamrock Shuffle to benefit Lexington Habitat for Humanity. Irish festival performances begin at 10:45 a.m. at the Robert F. Stephens Courthouse plaza and at 11 a.m., the annual “Blessing of the Keg” ceremonially kicks off the free daylong event. The parade, with former Lexington vice mayor Linda Gorton as grand marshal, begins at 1 p.m. and goes down Main Street from Midland Avenue to Mill Street.
This year’s featured performers for 2017 are The Prodigals. They take the stage at 3 p.m. following the parade.
The Lexington Division of Parks and Recreation produces the annual parade and festival with community support from Lexington businesses and cultural organizations.
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