Go Green: St. Patrick’s Day Parade set for March 12 in downtown Houston
Parade to feature Budweiser Clydesdales
Downtown Houston goes green on Saturday, March 12 at noon during the 52nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The two-hour parade, touted as the longest, longstanding parade in Houston’s history, begins and ends at Minute Maid Park at Texas and Hamilton.
Grand Marshal for the parade is Lori Gallagher, director of the St. Thomas University William J. Flynn Center of Irish Studies. In honor of our Grand Marshal, our theme this year is Irish Salute Education, making dreams come true.
The free event features marching bands, musicians on floats, Irish dancers, vintage and art cars and more. Historically, the parade is for both the Irish and Irish-at-heart, said longtime parade organizer Jeannie Kearns.
The parade will feature the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdale horses.
Donna McKenzie of 103.7FM to emcee the parade at the Reviewing Stand.
Awards Ceremony and After-Party at Lucky's Pub, 801 St. Emanual St (at Rusk).
For more information about the attending or participating in the parade, go to www.hsppc.org or call Jeanie Kearns at 713-365-9648.
Download a PDF of the Parade Route here.