20th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 16, 2019

 

  • When is the Parade? The 20th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Saturday, March 16, 2019, beginning at 1:00 PM.

  • What is the route of the Parade and the best places to view it? The Parade Route begins at Sixth & Main Streets in downtown North Little Rock, travels through the Argenta Arts District, crosses the Arkansas River via the Main Street Bridge, travels east on President Clinton Avenue through the River Market District, turns south on Sherman Street and ends at Third & Cumberland Streets in Little Rock. The three best viewing and performance areas for the Parade are the Argenta Arts District, the River Market District and Third Street near Dugan’s Pub.

  • Who is the Grand Marshal of 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Parade? Jim & Vera Griffin, long-time members of the Irish Cultural Society of Arkansas.

  • Will there be any entertainment after the parade? “Dancing at the Crossroads” will take place on the grandstand following the Parade. This event will feature musical performances by marching pipe & drum bands and traditional Irish dance performances by the McCafferty Academy of Irish Dance and the O’Donovan School of Irish Dance.

  • Which organization coordinates the Parade? The Parade is coordinated by the Irish Cultural Society of Arkansas (ICSA) as a fun, free family-oriented community service event for the residents of central Arkansas and is intended to celebrate cultural diversity in Arkansas. Founded in 1996, the Society, which is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, provides programs demonstrating aspects of the culture of Ireland for the education of Arkansans, many of whom have ancestors from one of the seven Celtic nations.

  • All GWRRA Members are invited and encouraged to Participate. Be sure to arrive early, before 1:00 PM for staging and to have time to decorate your bike. This event has always been a great time and often times the first excuse in the spring to get your bike out. Be sure to do a proper inspection especially if this will be your first ride this year. Remember T-CLOCS.

  • Plan to have fun. This has always been a great time and we will find a restaurant or cafe after the parade to eat and socialize. If you miss this, you will just never know how much you missed.

  • Familiarize yourself with the parade rules.You are encouraged to read and obey the rules of the parade. We are their guest. You can search for the rules while on the web site (link below) or you can click on the direct link to the rules HERE. Basically they are all common sense rules and I'm positive you will not have any problem following them.

  • More information and updates on the Irish Arkansas Website

  • Parade Route

 

The most important things to do in the world are to get something to eat, something to drink and somebody to love you.
Brendan Behan - Irish Writer

This kind of sounds like GWRRA. Maybe we have a little more Irish in us than we realize.



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