2017 Grand Marshal

2017 Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal


Happy St. Patrick’s Day Parade to everyone!

We are proud to introduce the Grand Marshal for the 21st Annual Charlotte Goes Green Parade, Art Fitzgerald.

Art is one of the founding members of the Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Parade Foundation, Inc. & has been the Parade Director for many years. As Parade Director Art was responsible for the organizing and staging of the Parade’s Line of March on the day of the parade.  He also had the pleasure of being in the Knights of Columbus Honor Guard that has lead the Parade for many years.  He was the Guard on the right side, next to the United States Flag, calling cadence in the purple outfit.

Art is retiring from being the Parade Director and most of his other duties. He would like to thank everyone that has helped him stage the Parade and Festival and especially the spectators that have cheered as we came down the Parade route.

We would like to thank Art for all of his hard work & dedication to making the parade the best in Charlotte.

We’ll miss you!