St. Patricks Day Parade Starts at Noon
The Irish American Club’s Saint Patrick’s Parade will be held on Sunday, March 12th, and will kick off at Noon. The route is along Commercial Street in Portland, beginning at the intersection with Center Street and ending at Bell Buoy Park near the Casco Bay Ferry terminal. The parade is the largest celebration of Irish and Irish American culture north of Boston and features organizations, companies, and community groups, and has been a yearly highlight for many parade marchers and spectators.
This year’s parade will feature two pipe and drum bands, the Stillson School of Irish Dance, color guards from area military and protective services, the display of Irish national, provincial, and county flags, mascots from area sports teams, and many others.
The Grand Marshal will be Mayor Michael Foley from the City of Westbrook. Mayor Foley is recognized for his continued efforts within the City and his ongoing support of Irish culture throughout the region.
Open House Afterwards at MIHC
This year, we’ll open the doors wide for tours, music, and family fun. Check out our library, learn about our Genealogy resources, and visit the historic sanctuary built brick-by-brick by Irish hands in the 1800s. We’ll have food trucks out front and snacks and beverages available inside. Live music will be provided by the one and only Joe Markley, the Singing Celt. We hope to have a few extra surprises as well.
We’re looking forward to seeing you!