Welcome to the Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival

March 12, 2016

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Get ready to paint the town green!  On Saturday, March 12th, the Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival returns to the streets of downtown featuring fun and excitement for the entire family! This free event has quickly grown into one of Fort Lauderdale’s largest and most anticipated festivals, attracting thousands of spectators for a one-of-a-kind celebration of all things Irish. Please follow us on Facebook for the most up-to-date information as we plan for a fantastic 2016!

All participants will be required to send a representative to our Captains meeting on Tuesday, March 8th at the Riverside Hotel in the Champ Carr Room off of the hotel lobby from 6-8PM. There will be free parking in the parking garage on the 3rd and 4th floors. 

Call us at (954) 463-3372 with additional questions.


Parade & Festival Admission

Thank you for your interest in participating in the 2016 Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival. This is a great opportunity for your organization or group to share your heritage, talents and pride with our community. Please complete the Parade/Festival application and sign the safety guidelines in the documents. You will receive a confirmation and detailed information prior to the parade.

Vendor Application

  • $100 vendor fee for a 10×10 space
  • Must bring own tents and materials
  • Due to the limited number of spaces available all vendors must be pre-approved prior to payment
Festival Application

Parade Application

  • non-profits: $75.00
  • commercial businesses and units: $125
  • Fee waived for Schools and Military
Parade Application

Explore Ireland

Guinness Storehouse

Located in the heart of the St. James’s Gate Brewery, the Guinness Storehouse® is Ireland’s most popular tourist attraction. It’s the home of the Black Stuff, the heart of Dublin and an unforgettable start to your Irish adventure. The journey begins at the bottom of the world’s largest pint glass & continues up through seven floors filled with interactive experiences that fuse our long brewing heritage with Ireland’s rich history.

O’Connell Bridge

(Irish: Droichead Uí Chonaill) is a road bridge spanning the River Liffey in Dublin, and joining O’Connell Street to D’Olier Street, Westmoreland Street and the south quays. The original bridge (named Carlisle Bridge for the then Lord Lieutenant of IrelandFrederick Howard, 5th Earl of Carlisle) was designed by James Gandon, and built between 1791 and 1794. Now a historic and popular entry into the Capital of Ireland.

Jameson Distrillery

Discover the Jameson Irish Whiskey story, where the last chapter is drinkable. Visit the original Bow Street distillery in Smithfield Dublin, the place we’ve called home ever since John Jameson first set up shop in 1780. A trip to Bow Street offers guided tours and tasting experiences that will give you a real appreciation for the Jameson story, from our heritage, to our production process which gives us our unique, iconic taste.

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