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St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival, downtown
March 12, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
The St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival is on March 12 from 11 am – 7 pm in downtown Lexington. The parade starts at 1 pm on Main Street. The Festival is at the Cheapside Pavilion and Short Street all day.
Lexington Parks & Recreation, the Lexington Celtic Association
and the 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 36th 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…!”