Saint Patrick Day Parade will be Sunday, March 13 at Noon
The Irish American Club’s Saint Patrick’s Parade takes place on Sunday, March 13th, at 12 Noon, along Commercial Street.
The parade starts at the Portland Fish Pier near the Center Street intersection and proceeds to the reviewing stand at Bell Buoy Park, at the base of Franklin Street next to the Casco Bay Ferry Terminal.
This year’s parade features several bands, including the Claddagh Mhor Pipe Band and the Kora Shriners Highlanders. Members of the Stillson School of Irish Dance will also perform in the parade. Other participants include The Maine Irish Heritage Center, Ancient Order of the Hibernians, Maine Police Emerald Society, Maine Gaelic Sports Association, The Portland Hurling Club, Girl Scouts of America, Burns Ceili Group, local union representatives and public safety representatives from local police and fire departments.
A reception follows at the Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray Street, where there will be a cash bar, food for sale, music, and dancing. The Heritage Center entrance is on Danforth Street.
Organizations and businesses that would like to sponsor and/or participate in the parade can contact the Irish American Club at <a href=”mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org”>email@example.com</a> or check out the club’s website www.irishofmaine.org.