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Raleigh St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival


  • Saturday, March 12, 2011 Parade starts at 12 noon

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The 29th Annual Raleigh St. Patrick's Day Parade will take place on March 12, 2011 in downtown Raleigh. The Parade starts at noon, heading down Raleigh's famed Fayetteville Street, around the State House and down Blount Street to end at Moore Square. The parade is the second largest in the southeast!

The Wearin' O' the Green Festival starts as the Parade ends in Moore Square. There will be lots of food, drink and fun! Leprechaun Lane will have fun activities for the kids! Come see the traditional dancers kick up their heels! Local Irish music favorites, Eire Lingus will kick things off on the Shamrock 'n Roll stage to be followed by rock band with an Irish twist, The Temps!


Associated Street Closures:

Beginning at 11 am participants will begin assembling on the following streets. • South Wilmington Street between South Street and Davie Street • Lenoir Street between Wilmington Street and Blount Street • Cabarrus Street between Wilmington Street and Blount Street • Davie Street between Fayetteville Street and Blount Street At Noon, the parade procession will proceed north on Wilmington Street to Davie Street, proceed west on Davie Street to Fayetteville Street, north on Fayetteville Street to Morgan Street, east on Morgan Street to Wilmington Street, north on Wilmington Street to Edenton Street, east on Edenton Street to Blount Street, south on Blount Street to Martin Street where the parade will disassemble. A portion of the 200 block of East Martin Street, from South Blount Street to Blake Street, will be closed from 11 am until 5 pm for festivities associated with the parade. The westbound lanes of 200 East Martin Street will be blocked at Person Street throughout the event. The streets along the route be designate no parking from 6 am until 1:30 pm and that all parking spaces on the 200 block of East Martin Street be encumbered from 6 am until 6 pm.