Come celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Phoenix's St. Patrick’s Day
Parade & Irish Faire. This year's theme is "Silver on the Green"!
Featuring two stages of Irish Music, Irish Stepdancing, Bagpipers, Food
& Beverages, Irish Crafts & Merchandise, Genealogy, Irish Clubs
and a great Children’s Area.
We're at that time of the year again; the holidays are behind us and the High Holiday's are approaching. As most of you know, last year's Parade and Faire were rained out after 140+ consecutive days of sunshine (so much for the "Luck of the Irish"). This year we are planning on a Parade and Faire to be remembered.
Our Grand Marshall is the Hon. Sandra Day O'Connor; our Irish Person of the Year is Steve Abberton. Both have contributed immensely to the modern history and growth of the Irish particularly here in Arizona and we are thrilled they have accepted our invitation to join us this year. If you haven't already looked, this year's festivities fall on St. Patrick's Day Saturday March 17th which can only enhance our attendance and cultural enrichment. The Parade will march down 3rd, Street from Virginia south to I-10. Last minute details are still being worked out but we would like to flow from the Parade directly into Hance Park (next to the Irish Cultural Center) for what promises to be "a great Irish Party".
Entertainment, food and refreshments, cultural exhibits, crafts and Irish vendors will be in attendance along with a "Children's Faire" area. We're going to have two year's of Parade/Faire anticipation and excitement all in one day so please plan to join us and enjoy being "Irish". I've attached several sponsorship opportunities to allow interested individuals and businesses to participate at levels that match their desires. Various levels of interest allow your business to contribute from a major sponsorship to a "friend" of the Irish; all are welcomed and appreciated. Please support our efforts to put an Irish stamp on Arizona on this our special day. Thank you in advance; I look forward to your being part of our celebration.
Wednesday, August 16 2006 @ 12:31 AM MST
Contributed by: DesertLass
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day 24 th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade & Irish Faire Featuring 2 stages of Irish music, Irish stepdancing, bagpipers, food & beverages, Irish crafts & merchandise, genealogy, Irish clubs, children's area Saturday, March 17, 2007.
Staging on 3rd street between Thomas and Virginia. Destaging at Hance Park and on East Moreland Street Parade: 10:00 a.m. 3 rd Street Virginia south to Hance Park Faire: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Hance Park (West side of Central Avenue at Culver). Including The Irish Cultural Center 1106 North Central Avenue .
Faire Admission $10.00 for Adults (12 & over), $1.00 for Kids 6 – 12 Kids under 6 FREE.
FREE PARKING at 2600, 2700 & 2800 North Central Ave.
Ride the FREE SHUTTLE BUS to the Faire! Round Trip From 2700 N Central Ave Hours of Operation 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. For Further Information – Please Call (602) 280-9221 Or visit the website at www.phxirish.org