Saturday, March 14
Parade: 9 am
Festival: 11 am – 4 pm
The 32nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade will be held on Main Street on Saturday, March 14, 2020. This one-day, rain or shine event brings approximately 40,000 to celebrate being Irish and welcome the coming of spring. A parade begins the day at 9:00 a.m., followed by three stages of live music and a children’s area with rides and amusements from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. 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