Saint Louis Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day

Alexicia Moore
Contributing Writer

Viewers wave and cheer as a formation of Marines passes by during the 249th St. Patrick’s Day Parade, here, March 17. A contingent of more than 300 Marines, including the Quantico Marine Corps Band, ceremonial marchers from Marine Barracks Washington, active and reserve Marines and Marine Corps League members from the New York area, marched in honor of Grand Marshal Raymond W. Kelly, New York Police Commissioner and retired Marine Corps colonel. Public Domain Photo from Wikimedia Commons

In Saint Louis, Saint Patrick’s Day events will occur throughout the month of March.  

There will be the early five mile run in Downtown Saint Louis on Friday March 11, the 48th Annual Parade through Downtown Saint Louis with large life sized balloons, marching bands, floats, and cartoon character balloons.

Chris Marshall, Llywelyns Pub owner, said that Saint Patrick’s Day is “one of the better days to celebrate, to have a good time and go to the restaurants.”

Marshall owns seven Llywelyns Pub location all throughout Saint Louis and added his favorite part of the holiday was “getting the chance to stop and put everything down and celebrate everything Irish… getting the chance to be really Irish.”

The festivities begin at 10 a.m. on March 11, starting from Leprechaun Village-an entertainment area given to children of all ages along with Shamrock Village for adults. The parade begins at 12 p.m. at 20th and Market Street near the Saint Louis Union Station and ends at Broadway and Clark Avenue.

Food and drinks will be provided along the parade’s route. Also, people can watch the preparations of cartoon balloon characters and other inflated entertainment between the times of 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Chestnut and 18th Street.

On March 17, The Ancient Order of Hibernians will host a parade at 12:30 p.m. in Dogtown neighborhood near the Saint Louis Forest Park. This parade will feature floats, bands, Irish music and dancing and family clans. The parade begins at Tamm and Oakland Avenues and ends at Tamm and Manchester Avenues.



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