Join us for the oldest St. Patrick Day Parade in the World…held in America’s oldest Celtic city since 1601! This annual celebration of St. Augustine’s Celtic heritage is one of the three largest Parades in St. Augustine with over 1,000 participants including numerous bands, floats, marching units, Irish dancers, Scottish clans, horses, cars, carriages, tour trains that fill the route from end to end. The parade will feature Coastal Florida Police & Fire Pipes and Drums, First Coast Highlanders Pipes & Drums, Jacksonville Pipes & Drums and Jacksonville Fire & Rescue Dept. Pipes and Drums.
In honor of their 50th anniversary and contributions to the community, Flagler College has been named Grand Marshal of the parade. The college will be represented by current and former presidents; Dr. William Proctor, Dr. William Abare, Jr., and Dr. Joseph Joyner.
This years’ judges for the Parade are First Coast News reporter Jessica Clark, videographer/photographer Daniel Florez, Sheldon Gardner – reporter with the St. Augustine Record, local musician/filmmaker/community organizer Amy Hendrickson, and weekend news anchor/report with First Coast News Jeff Valin.
The parade winds its’ way through downtown St. Augustine along San Marco, turning on to Cathedral Pl., then on to Cordova, ending at Francis Field at the Celtic Music & Heritage Festival.
Click on the event website link for more details. Come ‘get your green on’!