2016 30a St Patrick's Festival and Parade
Everyone is Irish for a Day on St Patrick's Day, and where better to celebrate the greenest day of the year but on with one of the premier events on the Emerald Coast. The parade starts at 1pm and the festival starts at 2pm
Doors open at 2pm www.gulfplacefl.com with the PET PAWTY and – Princess Fairy Tea Party & Pirates Den, Adventure Zone, Face painting adventure POT 'O Gold treasure hunt – Costume Contest, Maze, Tea Party, Pirate Treasure Hunt and the world's tallest Leprechaun Balloon Maker. Mens best kilt and Ladies Reddest hair contests.
Schedule of events (all times are approximate and SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
EVENT 1pm 30a St Patricks Parade — from The Preserve east of Redfish Village. Start lineup at noon
EVENT 2pm: Gulf Place Green: "Wee Folk" Princess Tea Party, Pirates Den — costume contests, and Adventure area
EVENT: 3 PM Pet Pawty costume contest
EVENT: 2.30 PM BAND FROM MICHIGAN Irish Jigs, reels and originals.
EVENT: 3.30 PM WHISKEY OF THE DAMNED CELTIC ROCK BAND
EVENT: 5.00 pm DRAKE SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE
EVENT: 6PM BEST IN PARADE AWARDS
EVENT: 6PM WHISKEY OF THE DAMNED CELTIC ROCK BAND
The largest St Patrick's celebration in NW Florida takes place March 12th at Gulf Place and on 30a with the parade and festival. Bring your kids to the "wee folk" area for costume prizes for fairy princesses and pirates along with adult VIP whiskey tasting tickets. Top notch Celtic entertainment will also be on hand all day with Irish Dancers, face painting, tea parties and all things Irish. AND proceeds support breast cancer 501c Fore Her
We need your help ! We will need volunteers to help with the parade and the events.
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ALL REGISTRANTS MUST ABIDE BY THE RULES SET FORTH BY THE ST PATRICKS PARADE COMMITTEE
No paper products along the parade route. Throws such as beads are encouraged with care. Remember, this is a residential area, keep 30a litter free. Furnish your own transportation and remain in or on vehicle. PARADE START POINT: East end of THE PRESERVE on 30a ( click map to enlarge)
Music is ENCOURAGED — Must be Irish Music!! .
Parade position will be determined by the parade committee and may change the day of the parade, depending upon entries. Wrapped candy may be tossed with caution. Be VERY careful of children running into the street to retrieve.
Failure to be at the parade starting point on time (1pm) lineup 12pm forfeits entry in best of parade award. The parade committee reserves the right to determine other rules and procedures beneficial to the total parade. No water may be squirted during any portion of the parade. . All entries with riders must be secured with raised sides on vehicles and all children must be supervised and accompanied by adults at all times.
Children must remain in vehicles at all times. All participants are responsible for making sure all vehicles, floats, trailers, etc. are lit and visible. Line up will begin at 12 p.m. All entrants must be in lineup by 12.45 p.m !!! Entrants will be assigned a number and these numbers must be posted on the left side (driver) of the vehicle for judging purposes. No number = no judging in best of parade.
Please make numbers visible at all times day of parade. 30a Parade reserves the right to deny any registration or remove any entrant from the parade if rules are not followed or if a safety issue is at hand.
All members of the 30a Parade Committee, Walton County, or any person or group associated with the 30a Parade are released from any liabilities and financial responsibilities for accidents, injuries, etc. that may incur during the involvement of the parade. WCSO will be on hand to ensure your safety.
Mode of transport: Car, truck, motorized vehicles, bicycles only.
The parade is not suited to walking. Bicycles are permitted, recommend a group entry.
Bikes may have to remain on bike path for safety reasons.
Names on the 30a Parade registration form agree to all rules as outlines above and agree to abide by directives given at the time of the line up and time of the parade, and agree to hold harmless the 30a Parade of any accidents, injuries, etc. that may be incurred during the involvement of the Parade.
One more thing…. Thank you !!!