The City of Delray Beach’s Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade returns to downtown Delray Beach on Saturday, March 11, 2023 on the grounds of Old School Square. The parade will run West along Atlantic Avenue from the intracoastal waterway to NW 5th Avenue. The parade runs from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. followed by the festival at Old School Square. The City of Delray Beach St. Patrick’s Day Festival features Irish instrument demonstrations, Irish storytellers, Celtic axe throwing, Irish step dancing, strolling bagpipers, children’s Irish arts and crafts, merchandise vendors, Cliffs of Moher inclusive rock climbing, Blarney Castle bounce house, and much more!
Main Stage Entertainment
- 1:00 pm Tir na Greine Irish Step Dancers
- 1:45 pm The Roaring Kelly Band
- 3:00 pm Pipes and Drums performance
- 3:20 pm Glengarry Bhoys
- 4:15 pm Vertigo (U2 Tribute Band)
- 5:15 pm Glengarry Bhoys
- 6:15 pm Vertigo (U2 Tribute Band)
A Little Bit of History
In 2010 the parade theme changed to pay tribute to the International Emergency Services community (Firefighters, Police, Paramedics).
The parade is a 501c3 non-profit organization providing exciting entertainment for the entire parade weekend. This year, the parade has partnered with Honor Flight, with more than 60 WWII Veterans leading the parade on Saturday afternoon.
From Miami up to Martin County, twelve fire department ladder trucks from twelve different Florida municipalities represent their communities by pairing up in two’s and hanging six flags across the parade street for all to pass under that creates a magnificent civic work of art. To date the parade has been host to uniformed personnel from many countries including Canada, Ireland, Belgium, Australia, and across the continental United States.
Visit the official website at https://stpatsdelray.com/ and www.delraybeachfl.gov/our-city/st-patrick-s-day-parade
Updates and discussion can be found on the Facebook Event Page.
Parade Photo credit: Georgia Handy