The 6th Annual 30A St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival is slated for Sat., Mar. 16, 2013, heralding the return of exciting Irish Music band Mithril. Drawing record-setting crowds to their Mobile Symphony Chamber Series performances, the The Mobile-based quartet has also been featured on the syndicated radio show Celtic Connection.
The parade expects over 50 floats and parade entries, in all shapes and sizes. Parade lineup begins at 3 p.m. just east of Big Redfish Lake and heads 4 miles west, ending at Gulf Place.
Mithril headlines the entertainment that follows at Gulf Place with the Drake School of Irish Dance.
There will be a special eco-friendly “green” prize award for the best electric/self powered or non gas powered vehicle entry. ResortQuest is the sponsor of the perpetual trophy of Best in Parade award, won in 2012 by Stinky’s Fishcamp. Businesses and individuals are encouraged to enter decorated street legal golf carts, cars trucks or floats to vie over the coveted awards.
Festival goers can purchase commemorative T shirts, experience arts and crafts, including jewelry, wood carving, face painting, and a variety of food and drinks. A few vendor table and tent spaces are still available, and businesses are encouraged to be a sponsor, details at www.30aparade.com.