Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Delray Beach this year with the annual St. Patrick's Festival and Parade. Friday, from 5-10 pm, enjoy the Siamsa Celtic Celebration (Irish variety show) at the Center for the Arts Pavilion near Old School Square. There will be Irish cultural performances, traditional Irish grub with beer, and the St. Baldrick's Head Shaving Fund-Raiser. St. Baldrick's is a childhood cancer research fundraiser in which every year on St. Patrick's Day volunteers shave their heads as a show of solidarity with cancer victims. The highlight of the evening is the bagpipe procession and Irish dancing. The Irish Siamsa show will be hosted by Jake De Fayke the Master Leprechaun Himself who will engage the audience in traditional Irish storytelling.
On Saturday, the parade starts at 12pm but get there early for 2 reasons: 1) to find parking and 2) to enjoy pre-parade fun for the whole family. There will be vendors, food and games at the Old School Square area. Close to noon, make your way to Atlantic Avenue and find a nice shady spot along the parade route (south side of the street). The parade will start at 12pm from the Intracoastal bridge at the eastern end of Atlantic Avenue. There will be floats, firetrucks, bagpipes and drums, as well as local businesses, charities and schools marching in the 2 hour long parade. Afterwards, join in some post-parade shenanigans back at the Old School Square area from 2:30 to 7pm. It will be a full day to remember in downtown Delray!
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St. Patrick’s Day Festival 2017
(This is an approximate schedule and will be updated as we get closer to the event)
Main Stage performance schedule
Stall 4 will be headlining Friday night
11:00am: Festival opens (Irish DJ music & announcements) & FUN RUN starts
11:15am: Irish dancers on stage (Festival Stage)
12:00pm: St. Patrick’s Day Parade
1:30pm: The Tattoo starts
2:00pm: Gaelic Brew (Festival Stage)
4:00pm: Announcements & Irish DJ music can happen.
5:00pm: School of Rock (Festival Stage)
**Please be aware: You may bring your own refreshments for the parade but the NEW RULE is no open alcohol will be allowed on the streets. **