City of Delray Beach St Patrick’s Day Festival & Parade

When

03/16/2024    
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Where

Old School Square
51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL, 33444, Palm Beach

Event Type

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The City of Delray Beach’s Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade returns to downtown Delray Beach on Saturday, March 16, 2024 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 from 1 till 5pm.  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!

The Delray Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival are thrilled to reveal the Grand Marshal of 2024 – the incredible Women Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces! Join us in honoring these brave women for their unwavering commitment to freedom. Let’s celebrate their remarkable service!

Live Entertainment & Event Highlights (between 1 and 5pm)

  • Live Music: The Prodigals (Irish Band)
  • Palm Beach County Firefighter Pipes and Drums have joined forces once again with the Greater Boston Firefighter Pipes and Drums (3:30pm)
  • Aranmore Academy of Irish Dance
  • Game of Axes
  • Irish Dancing

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.

 

More information

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