Each year the City of Hollywood and The New Hibernians of Hollywood team up to host an annual, free celebration of “all things Irish.” This year’s parade and festival will take place on Sunday, March 12th, starting at noon and end just before the sun sets over Hollywood boulevard with plenty of live entertainment throughout the day.
Traditional Float Parade
The parade begins at 1 p.m. and will take place on Hollywood Boulevard and Harrison Street between 19th and 21st Avenues. Radio personality Footy will emcee the parade featuring dozens of floats, local marching bands and spectacular bagpipe and drum corps including the famous New York Emerald Society Pipe and Drum Corps.
Anniversary Park will go green and transform into the “Magic of the Emerald Isle” children’s activity area featuring games and crafts for youngsters of all ages. This year’s parade Grand Marshal is 90 year-old Peggy Campbell. Campbell traces her Irish heritage back to County Mayo and County Sligo in Ireland. Over the years, she has participated in more than 37 St. Patrick’s Day Parades in Hollywood, Miami and Fort Lauderdale and is a member of the Claddagh Ceili and Set Dancers. She jokes that her “legs were made for marching and dancing.”
An exciting line-up of traditional Irish entertainment and award-winning Irish bands including Joe Dougherty, Celtic Dream and UV the U2 Tribute Show will take place on the outdoor stage setup at 19th Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard.
Downtown Hollywood restaurants will be offering festival specials including Irish favorites like Corned Beef & Cabbage, Shepherd’s Pie and green-colored drinks!
Traditional Irish Entertainment & U2 Tribute Band
• Joe Dougherty (12pm-1pm)
• Roving performances by the NYPD Emerald Society Pipe & Drum Corps
• U2 by UV – U2 Tribute Show (4pm-6:30pm)
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!
$10 event parking in convenient, marked lots & public garages in Downtown Hollywood. Additional parking will be available in convenient, marked lots throughout downtown Hollywood.
Date(s) - 03/12/2017
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm