St. Patrick’s Day Parade Planned for March 15

Leprechauns have been spotted at previous St. Patrick’s day parades.
Leprechauns have been spotted at previous St. Patrick’s day parades.

Events Visalia invites everyone to join the festivities of this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Visalia beginning at 10am on Saturday, March 15. The parade will begin at Garden Street Plaza, head west on Main Street and then north on Willis, ending just north of Center Street.

The parade will feature marching bands from Visalia and Farmersville. There will be sirens sounding from the Visalia Police and Fire Departments as they kick-off and end the parade. Prancing horses, mascots, a variety of antique and collectable cars, as well as floats and community groups will strut down Main Street in their St. Patty’s Day best.

This year’s grand marshal is Francie Levy.

KJUG Morning Radio Host Mike Pesto along with Chad, April Skye from Classic Rock 99.7 and Randy Hendix from 104.9 (all from Momentum Broadcasting) will announce the parade entries from different locations along the route.

And throughout the day, the celebration will continue at various venues. Visalia Towne Trolley and will be offering free trolley rides from 1-7pm. The trolley will stop at numerous downtown locations, including stops at downtown parking garages and Rawhide Stadium.

Event sponsors include: Sequoia Beverage and Budweiser, The Vintage Press, The Southern Pacific Depot, Jack & Charlie’s, The Times-Delta Media Group, Kaweah Delta Health Care District, and Valley Business Bank. The Arts Consortium has also contributed help and support.

For more information, visit www.eventsvisalia.org.

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