Event March 11 in Lexington
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 10, 2017) — The Alltech St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival committee is accepting entries for Lexington’s 38th annual parade and vendors for the Irish festival. This year’s event will be held March 11 in downtown Lexington. The annual event is produced by Lexington Parks and Recreation and is sponsored by the Bluegrass Irish Society.
The parade is the longest-running citywide civic event in Lexington.
The parade and festival are part of an all-day celebration that begins at 8 a.m. with the 11th annual Shamrock Shuffle to benefit Lexington Habitat for Humanity. At 11 a.m., the annual “Blessing of the Keg” at the Alltech tents in Cheapside Park kicks off the free festival. The parade begins at 1 p.m.
Applications for parade participants and vendors can be found online at the newly redesigned website, http://www.lexingtonstpatsparade.org/. Concession vendor applications are due by January 27. Applications for vendors for the Irish festival are due Feb. 10. Parade entry forms are due by March 1.