Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Delray

Delray’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will return on March 14. Photo courtesy of city of Delray.

Staff report

The annual Delray Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival will return on March 14.

Presented by the city of Delray Beach, the parade is a tradition that began in 1968 with a local Irishmen and pub owner named Maury Power. Maury took what would later be regarded as a legendary stroll down Atlantic Avenue with his Shillelagh and a green pig; he declared it his “own parade.”

Now, the parade features local nonprofit organizations, businesses, schools, civic organizations, veterans, police, firefighters, and EMS.

The parade will take place from 2-4 p.m. along Atlantic Avenue from the Intracoastal bridge to NW 5th Avenue. There will also be an all day festival from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Admission to the parade and festival is free. For more information, visit www.stpatsdelray.com