Wilmington, NC Feb. 12, 2013 – Commemorating the life of the great apostle of Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day has become one of the most popular cultural events in the United States. Join us for the Annual Guinness St. Patrick’s Day Festival & Parade, on Saturday March 16th, 2013 in Downtown Wilmington.
Festivities start at 11:00am with the 13th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, hosted by the Friends of Hibernian’s. The parade begins at N. Front St. traveling south to Dock St., then circling back north on Water St. Spectators can view the parade all along the streets that the parade will be marching through. The announcements will be presented from the Festival area Main Stage on Water St, in front of the Federal Building. Immediately following the parade, the festival begins with live music and traditional Irish dancing. Entertainment included in the day’s festivities include, The Malones, The Walsh Kelley School of Irish Dancing, and the UNCW Slainte Irish Dance Club. Food and beverages will be available for sale, as well as crafts vendors. This event is presented by The Downtown Business Alliance, Bring It Downtown and CoolWilmington.com, with sponsorship by CBS WILM, Cumulus Radio, Encore Magazine, Guinness Beer. For more information go to CoolWilmington.com.