March 10, 2017: Festival: 5pm to 10pm at Old School Square Park
March 11, 2017: Festival: 11am - 7pm at Old School Square Park
Fun Run: 11 a.m.
Parade: Kicks Off at 12pm on Saturday, March 11
The Delray Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade is an annual hometown tradition that began in 1968 with an Irish local pub owner by the name of Maury Power, who took a stroll down Atlantic Avenue with his Shillelagh and a green pig and declared it “My own parade.” The parade is run by a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, Code 3 Events, Inc., and has over 30 other nonprofit groups and organizations showcased in the parade. The parade highlights our local nonprofits; businesses, schools, civic organizations, veterans; Emergency Service personnel including police officers, firefighters, and EMS from all across the United States, and as far away as Belgium, Ireland, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, and France. The citizens of Delray Beach continue to enjoy and support their St Patrick’s Day Parade in bringing a sense of community unity and presenting a positive role model image for children. The uniformed multi-national Emergency Service ambassadors are blended in with the rest of society. The event has evolved and grown over the years to become Florida’s premiere hometown parade!
Downtown Business Promotions for First Responders & Veterans:
Luigi's Coal Oven Pizza: 20% discount to First Responders and Army Veterans with valid ID on the 11th March - St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Salutations of Delray: 30% off their purchase for the month of March 2017.
Sequin: First Responders & Veterans receive 20% off all Jewelry items only, March 10 - 11, 2017 (with valid ID).
The Original Popcorn House: 15% off all items March 10-11 for First Responders & Veterans, with valid ID.
Vatican Tattoo Studio: On Saturday, March 10th, we will be doing tattoo specials here at Vatican Tattoo Studio Delray for all 1st responders, fire fighters, and police. From noon till 10 pm, we are going to be taking 25% off all tattoos for our local 1st responders.
Learn more at: www.StPatrickParade.com