Atlanta’s St. Patrick’s Parade

I see green in your future. Lots of it for at least a day, right?

Atlanta is celebrating her Irish Heritage this St. Patrick’s Day with the St. Patrick’s Parade! This parade has been going on since 1858 and is hoping to excite and inspire Atlantans this year with its spectacle. The parade is in partnership with Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade, Inc., an organization dedicated to educating the public about the contributions the Irish made to the city of Atlanta, the South and the United States.

The parade is set to impress this year with many fun things on the way. From drill teams to spectacular floats, this is one parade you don’t want to miss! One thing that they wanted to make sure was emphasized, is that this parade is fully family-oriented. So don’t show up yelling, “KISS ME, I’M IRISH!” while drinking your beer. You will be thrown out. We can celebrate later that night.

If you’d like to see the parade, it steps off from Peachtree Street at Ralph McGill at noon on Saturday, March 16th. They’ve got many events planned during the week that you might want to check out as well. From wreath-laying to a Community Mass at the Shrine of Immaculate Conception, this is a great way to get to know the true Irish heritage.

Visit to find out more about these events and how you can participate and enjoy Atlanta’s 131st St. Patrick’s Parade.

–Wendell Scott

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