Cead Mile Failte! (100,000 welcomes)!
The 2018 Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Charlotte Goes Green Festival invites our sponsors, vendors, and you to participate in the 22nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Charlotte Goes Green Festival, which will take place on Saturday, March 17, 2018.
Thousands of spectators watched Charlotte’s Twenty-First Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade as it marched through the heart of Charlotte to the sound of pipes and the cheers of the spectators lining the streets on a perfect day. The combination of flags, floats, kids, and pipe band music made everyone smile and be Irish for a day. The parade has grown to be one of Charlotte’s biggest and best.
The Twenty-Second Annual Parade promises to be another great one! The Charlotte Goes Green Festival was very well attended as capacity crowds enjoyed the beautiful afternoon weather as they listened to Irish music, watched performances by Irish dancers, played in the Celtic Kids Zone, had lots to eat and checked out the great Irish/Celtic vendors that attend the festival from around the U.S.
Parade: The Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a non-profit event, open to the public. It is produced by the Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Parade Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
The Parade is open to pipe & drum bands, musical groups, neighborhood associations, schools, alumni groups, cheerleading and drill teams, international organizations, police, fire, elected officials, commercial businesses, and anyone else who wants to be Irish for a day.
The parade will step off at 11:00 A.M. at N. Tryon St. and 9th Street in uptown Charlotte. It then marches south to 3rd Street where it takes a left and marches down 3rd St. to Caldwell.
Check out the Map Page for the complete parade route. You can apply online for the 2018 Parade on the website: http://www.charlottestpatsday.com/application/
Grand Marshal: Jon B. Hannan (ret.)
For more information see our Grand Marshal page.
Festival: We expect that the 2018 Charlotte Goes Green Festival will be our best one yet. There will be something for everyone of all ages to enjoy. It’s the place to be after the parade.
The Festival is located on S. Tryon St. between 3rd St. & Stonewall St. The festival hours are 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and features Irish music, Irish dancers, bagpipers, Irish/Celtic and other vendors, children’s amusements and plenty of food & beverages. There is no admission fee to attend.
Check out our photos page for pictures of the 2017 parade and festival. We will have more announcements throughout the year about parade and festival activities. Keep watching this site for updates and check out our Facebook page for fresh information.