MARCH 1, 2018
Saturday, March 17
Parade: 9 am
Festival: 11 am – 4 pm
This one-day, rain or shine event brings approximately 30,000 to celebrate being Irish and welcome the coming of spring.
The parade begins at 9 am, followed by three stages of live music and a children’s area with rides and amusements from 11 am until 4 pm.
Along Main Street approximately 150 vendors will display their crafts, services, information, products, or serve a variety of treats.
Spectators gathering to watch the parade should be in place by 8:20 am. Main Street will close to vehicular traffic promptly at 8:30 am. The parade will begin at 8:50 am.
Ocean Boulevard will be open to vehicular traffic until 8:30 am and is expected reopen around 11:30 am, immediately following the parade. Main Street from Ash Street to Ocean Boulevard will remain closed after the parade and become the festival area.
Show off your love of all things Irish by competing in the Leprechaun Contest or the Shepherd’s Pie Eating Contest! More details at: parks.nmb.us