St. Patrick's Day Parade & Irish Festival is an event which attracts visitors from across the United States.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Irish Festival is an event which attracts visitors from across the United States.
San Diego may not boast of much Irish history like other cities, but it celebrates Irish festival with fervor and enthusiasm. St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Irish Festival is an event which attracts visitors from across the United States.
The 32nd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival is going to take place on 17th March, 2012 in Balboa Park. This year the theme of St. Patrick’s Day is “Celebrating the Spirit of Ancient Ireland”.
In this event you can watch a spectacular parade which includes drill teams, roller skaters, marching bands, floats, dancing groups, clowns, bagpipe contingents, equestrian entries, police and fire department units, scout troops, antique cars and more. The Parade kicks off at 10:30 am from Sixth Avenue and Juniper Street.
After the parade, the Irish Festival will kick off and you can treat yourself to enthralling music by well known folk singers, savor delicious food at food booths, have a good time at an authentic Celtic Village and enjoy ice cold beers, wines and spirits at the two beer gardens. Wondering what the children will do? This is a complete family event where you can have a great time with your kids. There will be a Kids Zone where children can enjoy rides, games, face-painting and more.
If you are on a vacation to San Diego in the month of March, do attend this event. On 17th March, apart from attending St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Irish Festival you should also visit the bars to enjoy some great Irish beer and whiskey.
San Diego receives plenty of visitors in March. Make sure to get your hotel bookings done in advance. Choose a San Diego lodging which offers good services at affordable prices. California Suites Hotel is a leading budget San Diego hotel which is known for its hospitality and fine services. Guests can enjoy continental breakfast, large heated swimming pool, cable with HBO, high speed Internet access, free parking, laundry facilities and more. The California Suites Hotel is ideally situated from where all major attractions including Balboa Park, Sea World and the San Diego Zoo are nearby.
On St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Irish Festival don’t forget to wear a shamrock on your collar or some green clothing.
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