Schedule of events (all times are approximate and SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
2015 30a St Patrick's Festival and Parade
EVENT TIMES: 12 – 8 PM
NOON: 12 – 3 PM Gulf Place Green: "Wee Folk" Princess Tea Party, Pirates Den costume contests, and Adventure area
EVENT: 12 – 3 PM Pet Pawty costume contest $5 entry donation benefit Alaqua Animal Refuge
EVENT: 2-3.30PM Dismal Creek special "Roots of Bluegrass Irish Connection" featuring Irish Jigs, reels and originals.
EVENT: 3.30 PM CLEGHORN RETURNS by popular demand, America's CELTIC ROCK BAND
EVENT: 5.30 pm DRAKE SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE
EVENT: 6PM BEST IN PARADE AWARDS
EVENT; 6PM CANADIAN SENSATION – SEARSON BAND
The largest St Patrick's celebration in NW Florida takes place March 14th 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 and Alaqua Animal Refuge
Princess Fairy Party Pirates Den Adventure Zone Face painting Face Painting Bouncy Castle- climb wall
Costume Contest Costume Contest Maze Tea Party Pirate Treasure Hunt Balloon Maker
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.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR Saturday 14th 2015 – Parade at 2pm start (MUST BE IN LINEUP BY 1.30) and Irish Fest at Gulf Place starting at noon (ALL TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Parade Day: Saturday MARCH 14th 2015 Parade Starts on Scenic 30a near Gulf Trace (1/3 mile west of Grayton Corner) heading WEST to end at Gulf Place
Parade participants: Local businesses and individuals. Bicycles welcome, may have to stick to path for safety as road is not closed fully.
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We need your help ! We will need volunteers to help with the parade and the events. In return we will provide free VIP tickets
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.
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 (3.15pm) 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. Numbers will be assigned to entries for judging purposes. Number is not an indication of position in 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 2.30 p.m. All entrants must be in lineup by 3.15 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.
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 !!!