If you live in an apartment in Charlotte, NC you know that St. Patrick’s Day in our city is a blast! The 2014 Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Charlotte Goes Green Festival invites you to participate in the 18th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Charlotte Goes Green Festival, on Saturday, March 15, 2014. Over 70,000 spectators watched Charlotte’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade last year as it marched through the heart of Charlotte to the sound of Irish music and the cheers of the spectators lining the streets.
The combination of flags, floats, kids, and pipe band music makes 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 is the most well attended festivals to date as the crowds enjoy the beautiful weather, listen to Irish music, watch performances by Irish dancers, play in the Celtic Kids Zone, eat lots while checking 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 participants are 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.
Festival: The 2014 Charlotte Goes Green Festival is expected to be the best one yet. There will be something for everyone to enjoy and it will be expanding 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.
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