This Year’s Theme is “Arizona Irish: Honor Our Heroes”
31st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Irish Faire Saturday, March 15, 2014. Location for the Parade 3rd Street from Sheridan south to McDowell. Starts at 10am.
The Faire starts at 10 am at Hance Park West side of Central at the Irish Cultural Center ,1106 N Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004.
Admission $10.00 Adults 13 & older. Kids 12 & under FREE. Senior (55 & over) and Military $8.00.
3 Stages of Irish Music and Dancers, Kids Area, Food and Beverages, Crafters and the Anam Cara (Soul Friend) exhibition at the McClelland Library.
Free Shuttle from 1850 North Central Avenue (West side of Central Ave & Palm Lane) to the Faire. TAKE THE LIGHT RAIL TO THE ROOSEVELT STREET STATION. Free parking at the garage at 1850 North Central Ave.
The Phoenix St. Patrick’s Day Parade began in 1984. It’s purpose is to preserve and enhance the heritage and traditions of the Irish Culture as well as share that culture with the citizens of Arizona. The Parade has marching bands, Irish step dancers, bagpipers, police and fire vehicles, government dignitaries, floats, the 2014 Arizona Irish Colleen / Arizona Rose with her Court and a whole lot more.
This year’s Grand Marshal is Ron Hoon, Fox 10 TV morning anchorman, whose ancestors hailed from County Donegal. The Irish Persons of the Year are Emerald Firefighter John McMorrow, whose parents hailed from Counties Leitrim and Clare and Emerald Policeman, Matt Shay, who’s ancestors hailed from County Kerry. For further information call (602) 280-9221.
Food Drive: Help Friends Feed Phoenix
At the Phoenix St. Patrick’s Day Faire 2014, The Friends of Saint Patrick, Arizona Chapter, is honoring Saint Patrick’s legacy for compassion by sponsoring a food drive for Arizona’s needy. If you are attending the Faire, there will be collection sites at the Faire entrances. In exchange for your food donation at the Faire, you will receive a raffle ticket for the drawings that will be held hourly during the Faire. Raffle tickets will only be given out at the Faire entrance. Each raffle winner will receive $100. Donated items will be delivered to St.Vincent de Paul. The Friends of Saint Patrick Arizona Chapter is a non-denominational 501 (c) (3) non-profit established to honor Saint Patrick’s legacy. The Saint Patrick Centre in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, is the only center in the world dedicated to Saint Patrick.
For additional information, contact Glenda Walker at 602-277-1376.
(The Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library, The Heart Of The Celtic Community, are divisions of the Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation a 501 (c) (3) Not For Profit Corporation, and are owned and maintained by the City Of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department.)
Highlights of the 2012 St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Faire in Phoenix, Arizona.