Raleigh St. Patrick Day parade, festival set for Saturday
Published in News on March 11, 2004 2:02 PM
RALEIGH -- The 22nd Annual Raleigh St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival is set for Saturday in downtown Raleigh.
The parade theme is "Celtic Roots -- Southern Branches," focusing on over 200 years of Irish and Scotch-Irish influences on the culture and history of the South and North Carolina.
The parade will feature over 3,000 marchers including marching bands, floats, military units, local dignitaries, media and entertainment personalities and civic, cultural, and social groups. The Raleigh parade is the second largest St. Patrick's Day parade in the Southeast after Savannah, Ga.
The celebration continues at the After-Parade Festival in Moore Square immediately following the parade with live Irish music and dancers.
The parade starts at the corner of Cabarrus and Wilmington streets at noon.
For more information, visit the Web site at www.raleighstpats.org.
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