30A St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival at Gulf Place
The 8th Annual 30A St Patrick's Parade and Festival, the largest St. Patrick's Day celebration in Northwest Florida, will take place March 14 at 2 p.m. at Gulf Place. Following the parade, Dismal Creek, Drake School of Irish Dance, Texas based Celtic Band Cleghorn and Canadian sensation Searson will perform.
Doors open at Noon with the Pet Pawty Constume Contest benefiting Alaqua Animal Refuge. Guests will enjoy activities throughout the day including: Princess Fairy Tea Party & Pirates Den, Adventure Zone, Face painting Bouncy Castle, Pot 'O Gold treasure hunt, Costume Contest, Maze, Tea Party, Pirate Treasure Hunt and the world's tallest Leprechaun Balloon Maker.
Proceeds from the event will benefit Alaqua and Fore Her. For tickets and details visit www.30afestival.com.
Schedule of events:
12–3 p.m. | Gulf Place Green Opens: "Wee Folk" Princess Tea Party, Pirates Den, Costume Contests and Adventure Area
12–3 p.m. | Pet Pawty Costume Contest
2-3:30 p.m. | Dismal Creek Performs "Roots of Bluegrass Irish Connection"
3:30 p.m. | Cleghorn
5:30 p.m. | Drake School of Irish Dance
6 p.m. | Best in Parade Awards
6 p.m. | Searson