The ONLY St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Northeast Florida!
Saturday March 11, 2017 @ 10 AM
Saturday March 11, 2017 @ 10 AM
2017 GRAND MARSHALS:
STAND TOGETHER ST. AUGUSTINE
Please join us in celebrating our friends and neighbors that came together to help the victims of Hurricane Matthew, even as some of them were victims themselves. Everyone remembers Hurricane Matthew, and most remember the damage that occurred. But many may not be aware that recovery efforts for many people continue to this day. After the storm, in addition to our wonderful first responders, many volunteers also provided assistance. They ripped out wet and moldy drywall and other damaged materials. They provided and manned drop point centers. They provided meals and water. They provided laundry services. They moved debris out into the required separated piles. They propped up power lines. They held fundraising activities. And they continue to assist in recovery activities.
Various groups connected and came together as Stand Together St Augustine. There are many more people and recovery efforts than can possibly all be named. Some of them include StAStrong, Renegade Volunteers, Arendondo Drop Point, Coquina Drop Point, Vilano Drop Point, Laundry Angels, Bob’s Bait & Tackle Drop Point, Treasure Beach Drop Point, Pelican Inlet Drop Point, Lincolnville Drop Point, Hastings Drop Point, Hurricane Recovery, Victims in Need, Furniture Donation for Hurricane Matthew’s Victims, Litter Glitter, the In Lak’ech Project Inc, people running additional donation drives, individual Volunteers, multiple Facebook Group Administrators and Social Media Coordinators connecting people with support and assistance, and much more. The groups also connected with existing support groups such as St Francis House, the Solomon Center, the Calhoun Center, the EOC, SJCSD, the Matanzas Riverkeepers, the Hastings Fire Department, our local firefighters, and our local churches as well as many restaurants who helped feed the affected and volunteers. Stand Together St Augustine will have a parade entry to honor all the various volunteers and they have also been selected as the Grand Marshals for this year’s Parade.
ALSO FOUR PIPES & DRUMS CORPS WILL MARCH THE PARADE: Coastal Florida Police & Fire Pipes & Drums, First Coast Highlanders, Jacksonville Pipes & Drums and Jacksonville Fire & Rescue Dept. Pipes and Drums.
SORRY-PARADE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. WE ARE AT FULL CAPACITY!
For more information, contact the Parade Committee at parade@CelticStAugustine.com
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is an annual celebration of St. Augustine’s Celtic heritage and the Emerald Isle’s most revered saint. With over 1,000 participants and thousands of spectators, lads and lasses converge upon the Ancient City each year, donning their tartans and green attire. Did you know that the wearin’ o’ the green was outlawed in the 18th Century England? Seen as a form of rebellion, the wearing of shamrocks was a crime punishable by hanging.
The St. Augustine St. Patrick Day Parade follows a route throughout downtown and ends at Francis Field just as the Celtic Music & Heritage Festival begins.
Being only a six year old event, The St. Patrick Day Parade is already categorized as one of the three largest parades in the City.
Don’t Miss It! – Saturday, March 11, 2017
Starts at 10:00 a.m.
Please join us in 2017 and celebrate romantic St. Augustine’s Celtic heritage. Saturate your senses in the sights, sounds, and tastes of our Celtic history.
Fact: The founder of St Augustine, Pedro Menendez, was from the Celtic region of Spain.
Sights: Celtic musicians, Highland Games, Clans & Celtic Vendors
Sounds: Arguably the best collaboration of Celtic artists assembled in the US.
Tastes: Savor both Celtic food and local offerings.