Come celebrate Hilton Head Island's 36th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. On Sunday, March 17th, the parade will be starting at 3pm, so make sure you get there much earlier to claim your spot. The streets all along Pope Avenue and Office Park Rd get filled up quickly as over 25,000 spectators come out for this event. So, you can only imagine how much fun it is. You will see some people with tents and their own catered food and drinks. Some are very elaborate.  You can either watch the parade or be in it. Any business or non profit organization can be in the parade. You can rent a float or just walk or drive. Anyone can also sponsor the parade. They have many ways and levels in which you can participate. To volunteer, call 843-616-3604.

The parade goes until about 5:00 and each and every float is so special. The last few years we have even been lucky enough to have the Budweiser Clydesdales, Oscar Meyer Weinermobile, Planters Peanut Nutmobile and many many more marching in our parade. You are sure to see tons of dogs. People's pets and lots up for adoption. They wear vests that say "Adopt me". It is very hard to resist. They parade gives out 5 awards for the best floats. There is a Grand Marshall Award, Shamrock Award, Judge's Award, Leprechaun Award and the Irish Heritage Award. The parade begins at 3:00 at the Coligny Circle and finishes near Harris Teeter. You don't want to miss this! Call me anytime for more info.

Image courtesy of Hilton Head Ireland


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