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Mo Chairde (Friends),

Cead Mile Failte! (100,000 welcomes)! The 2015 Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Charlotte Goes Green Festival invites our sponsors,  vendors, and you to participate in the Nineteenth Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Charlotte Goes Green Festival, which will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Over 70,000 spectators watched Charlotte’s Eighteenth 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 Nineteenth 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 N. Tryon St. 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 2015 Parade on the website: http://www.charlottestpatsday.com/application/

Grand Marshal: To be announced.

For more information see our Grand Marshal page.

Festival: We expect that the 2015 Charlotte Goes Green Festival will be our best one yet. There will be something for everyone of all ages to enjoy. 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 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 2014 parade and festival. We’ll have more announcements throughout the year about parade and festival activities. Keep watching this site for updates and check out our Facebook page for fresh information.

For more Parade information, contact us at dyerhart@hotmail.com or 803-802-1678.
For 2015 Festival Sponsorship Opportunities or Vendor Applications (Irish arts/crafts/food), contact Frank Hart at: 803-802-1678 or via e-mail at fhartiii@comporium.net.

Slainte’,

Linda Dyer Hart – Founder & Parade Executive Director
Art Fitzgerald – Parade Director

Ireland Trip Contest

The Charlotte Goes Green Festival is sending 2 lucky people to Ireland courtesy of US Airways & Tourism Ireland! To celebrate all the ways US Airways can get you can get to the Emerald Isle, US Airways and Tourism Ireland are giving away a trip for two to Ireland.  How do I enter? There is only one …

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