Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Delray

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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