St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival in Atlanta

St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festical in Atlanta

The 130th Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade is held annually in downtown Atlanta to celebrate Irish culture. The 2012 parade marks the 154th anniversary of the first Hibernian Benevolent Society of Atlanta’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. Featuring more than 4,000 participants from across the Southeast, a five story St. Patrick balloon and the world’s largest Irish walking flag, the parade is open to the public and welcomes all spectators and participants.
The 130th Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade is held annually in downtown Atlanta to celebrate Irish culture. The 2012 parade marks the 154th anniversary of the first Hibernian Benevolent Society of Atlanta’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration.

Featuring more than 4,000 participants from across the Southeast, a five story St. Patrick balloon and the world’s largest Irish walking flag, the parade is open to the public and welcomes all spectators and participants.

The Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Festival, held this year at the 200 Peachtree Gallery space, will begin immediately following the parade at 2 p.m. The free festival provides an afternoon of family fun, including two stages: an Irish Treble Reel Stage and an Irish band stage, children’s activities, vendor booths with arts and crafts, as well as traditional Irish fare – and perhaps an Irish beer for adults!

Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival 2012

Place:  The parade will start at the intersection of Ralph McGill Boulevard and Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta. It will continue south on Peachtree Street toward Woodruff Park, and will conclude at Five Points. In addition, radio disc jockeys from 97.1 The River, B98.5 and WALR Kiss 104.1 FM will be stationed along the route to announce the parade.
Date: March 15-17, 2012
Cost: Free
More Info: Website

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