35th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Faire to Be Held Saturday, March 17

PHOENIX (February 26, 2018) – The St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Faire committee has announced this year’s event will be held Saturday, March 17. The iconic event has become a staple in the Phoenix community, and committee members say this year’s festivities are a can’t miss.

“This year marks our 35th and falls on the St. Patrick’s Day holiday,” said Harry Sexton, President, St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Faire Committee. “With some exciting new additions to the day, we feel like this could be our best yet.”

Craig Fouhy has been named as this year’s Grand Marshal. Fouhy is sports director and sports anchor at ABC 15 also hosts “Fouhy on the Fanatic” on The Fanatic 1580 AM and 99.3 FM.

The Parade includes marching bands, Irish step dancers, bagpipers, police and fire vehicles, government dignitaries, floats and of course the 2018 Arizona Irish Colleen / Arizona Rose with her Court. The Arizona Colleen and Rose programs encourage young women to take pride in their Irish heritage and become involved in the Irish community.


Parade Location:
Third Street from Sheridan south to McDowell.

Irish Faire Location:
Hance Park, West side of Central at the Irish Cultural Center.

$12 for Adults 13 & older
Kids 12 & under FREE
Senior (55 & over) and Military $10

Parking and Transportation:
There will be a 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.

For more information or to get tickets call 602-280-9221 or go to www.stpatricksdayphoenix.org.


About The Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library

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) nonprofit corporation and are owned and maintained by the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department.



Media Contact: Diane Smith |  [email protected] | 480-320-0142

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