Mo Chairde (Friends),
Cead Mile Failte! (100,000 welcomes)! The 2014 Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Charlotte Goes Green Festival invites our sponsors, vendors, and you to participate in the Eighteenth Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Charlotte Goes Green Festival, which will take place on Saturday, March 15, 2014. Over 70,000 spectators watched Charlotte’s Seventeenth Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade as it marched through the heart of Charlotte to the sound of pipes and the cheers of the spectators lining the streets. The combination of flags, floats, kids, and pipe band music made everyone smile and be Irish for a day. The parade has grown to be one of Charlotte’s biggest & best. The Eighteenth Annual Parade promises to be another great one! The Charlotte Goes Green Festival was the most well attended to date as capacity crowds enjoyed the beautiful weather as they listened to Irish music, watched performances by Irish dancers, played in the Celtic Kids Zone, had lots to eat and checked out the great Irish/Celtic vendors that attend the festival from around the U.S.
Parade: The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a non-profit event, open to the public. The Parade is open to pipe & drum bands, musical groups, neighborhood associations, schools, alumni groups, cheerleading and drill teams, international organizations, police, fire, elected officials, commercial businesses, and anyone else who wants to be Irish for a day. The parade will step off at 11:00 A.M. at Tryon and 9th street in uptown Charlotte. It then marches south to 3rd Street where it takes a left and marches down 3rd St. to Caldwell. Check out the Map Page for the complete parade route. You can apply online for the 2014 Parade on the website: http://www.charlottestpatsday.com/application/
We are proud to announce that our Grand Marshal for the 18th Annual Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Parade is Thomas P. Murray, CEO of the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority.
For more information see our Grand Marshal page.
Festival: We expect that the 2014 Charlotte Goes Green Festival will be our best one yet. There will be something for everyone of all ages to enjoy and we will be expanding the festival to accommodate the growing crowds. It’s the place to be after the parade. The Festival is located on S. Tryon St. between 3rd St. & Stonewall St.The festival hours are 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and features Irish music, Irish dancers, bagpipers, Irish/Celtic and other vendors, a large children’s amusement area and plenty of food & beverages. There is no admission fee to attend. Check out our photos page for pictures of the 2013 parade and festival. We’ll have more announcements throughout the year about festival activities. Keep watching this site for updates and check out our Facebook page for fresh information. Keep watching this site for updates and check out our Facebook page for fresh information.
For more Parade information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-802-1678.
For 2014 Festival Sponsorship Opportunities or Vendor Applications (Irish arts/crafts/food), contact Frank Hart at: 803-802-1678 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Linda Dyer Hart – Founder & Parade Executive Director
Art Fitzgerald – Parade Director