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2010 Charlotte Saint Patrick's Day Parade 

Saturday, March 13th, 2010, 11 am

 The 2010 St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Charlotte Goes Green Festival invites our sponsors, our vendors, and you to participate in the Eleventh Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Charlotte Goes Green  Festival, which will take place on Saturday, March 13, 2010. 

40,000 spectators watched Charlotte’s Eleventh Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade as it marched through the heart of Charlotte to the sound of pipes and the cheers of the families lining the streets. The combination of flags, floats, kids, and pipe band music made everyone smile and be Irish for a day. The Eleventh Annual Parade will be even bigger and better!  

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade grows in size each year as more participants become part of an annual tradition. Charlotte’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a community wide combination of traditional bagpipe bands, floats, various organizations and Irish dancers marching with recreation-center drill teams and neighborhood associations.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a non-profit event, open to the public. The Parade is open to neighborhood associations, schools, alumni groups, cheerleading and drill teams, international organizations, police, fire, elected officials, commercial businesses, and anyone else who wants to be Irish for a day.  

The parade will begin at 11 am in front of the Charlotte Observer building (corner of Tryon St. and Stonewall St.) and proceed North up Tryon Street.

We expect that the 2010 Charlotte Goes Green  Festival will be our biggest and most attended yet. There will be something for everyone from 6 to 60 to enjoy. Once again, the Festival will be located at corner of Tryon Street and 3rd Street and will include the large parking area between Tryon and Church Street. The festival hours are 10AM – 6:30PM and it will feature Irish music, Irish dancers, bagpipers, food, vendors and plenty of beverages. There is no admission fee, it's all Free!

We’ll have more announcements throughout the year about festival activities. Keep watching this site.

Slan, Linda Dyer Hart, St. Patrick’s Day Parade Founder

Art Fitzgerald Parade Director

The Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Parade is organized and operated by the Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Parade Foundation, Inc. We are a 501c3 non-profit organization and receive no public funding. For more information or to make a donation, please contact Linda Dyer Hart

The Eleventh Annual Charlotte Goes Green Festival is organized and produced by Dyer Hart Productions.

You can also apply on line for the 2010 Parade on the website www.charlottestpatsday.com/application.htm

 


 

The Tenth Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

& Festival will take place on Saturday, March 18, 2006.

Moira Quinn to be Grand Marshal of the Parade 

 

2006 Grand Marshal Moira Quinn

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will step off at 11:00am on Saturday, March 18 in front of the Charlotte Observer Building and will proceed north to Ninth Street. The reviewing stand will be at the corner of 3rd & Tryon.

2006 Saint Patrick’s Day Festival “CHARLOTTE GOES GREEN” 

The St. Patrick’s Day Festival on March 18 is FREE and will run from 10:00am-7:00pm on 3rd Street between Tryon Street & Church Street and the large parking area odd 3rd Street. The Festival will have Irish bands, bagpipers, Irish dancers, food & beverages.  We will also close 3rd Street between Tryon and Church during the day for the Kids Zone area. We have plenty to do for the kids, several inflatable amusements, a three game trailer, face painting, sand art and more.  We have added an exciting new amusement, Eurobungy for kids of all ages. Another new addition to the festival will be the “Irish Marketplace” with various Irish arts & crafts vendors.

Cead Mile Failte! (100,000 welcomes)! The 2006 St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival invites our sponsors, our vendors, and you to participate in the

Tenth Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival as “Charlotte Goes Green”, which will take place on Saturday, March 18, 2006. 

30,000 spectators watched Charlotte’s Ninth Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade as it marched through the heart of Charlotte to the sound of pipes and the cheers of the families lining the streets. The combination of flags, floats, kids, and pipe band music made everyone smile and be Irish for a day. The Tenth Annual Parade will be even bigger and better!  

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade grows in size each year as more participants become part of an annual tradition. Charlotte’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a community wide combination of traditional bagpipe bands and Irish dancers marching with recreation-center drill teams and neighborhood associations.

We were honored to have Jim Babb as our Grand Marshal for the Ninth Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. We will announce our 2006 Grand Marshall this fall.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a non-profit event, open to the public. The Parade is open to neighborhood associations, schools, alumni groups, cheerleading and drill teams, international organizations, police, fire, elected officials, commercial businesses, and anyone else who wants to be Irish for a day.  

The parade will begin at 11 am in front of the Charlotte Observer building (corner of Tryon St. and Stonewall St.) and proceed North up Tryon Street.

The Festival was our biggest and most attended yet. There was something for everyone from 6 to 60 to enjoy. Once again, the Festival will be located at corner of Tryon Street and 3rd Street and will include the large parking area between Tryon and Church Street. The festival hours are 10AM – 6:30PM and it will feature Irish music, Irish dancers, bagpipers, food, vendors and plenty of beverages. There is no admission fee, it's all Free!

 

 2005 Grand Marshal Jim Babb

2005 Deputy Marshal Moira Quinn

 

 The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will step off at 11:00am on Saturday, March 11 in front of the Charlotte Observer Building and continue to Tryon and 9th Street. The Grand Marshal of the Parade will be Jim Babb, President of Babb Communications. Deputy Marshal will be Moira Quinn, Interim President and Sr. VP of Communications & Chief Operating Officer for Charlotte Center City Partners. Jim Babb was voted Irishman of the Year at the Annual Irish American Awards Dinner at the Palmer Building and Moira Quinn was voted Irishwoman of the year at the awards dinner. Marty Hurney of the Carolina Panthers won the Irish in Sports award. The Parade is organized by the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee in association with the Knights of Columbus.

 

The St. Patrick’s Day Festival on March 11 is FREE and will run from 10:00am-11:00pm on 3rd Street between Tryon Street and Church Street and include the large parking area on 3rd Street between Church and Tryon Street. The Festival will have Irish bands, bagpipers, Irish dancers, food, Eurobungy and other activities for children.  A new addition to the festival will be the “Irish Marketplace” with various Irish arts &crafts vendors and plenty of beverages. The headline band will be The Wolfe Tones’ Derek Warfield and his band on tour direct from Ireland.

 

 The Federal Brothers Band (Irish & Blues) will also perform throughout the day.

 

Charlotte’s Largest St. Patrick’s Day Party continues in the evening from 6pm- 11:00pm with continuous live music and it’s all FREE.  The Festival is organized by Dyer Hart Productions 704-542-6846.

The 9th Annual Lowes Foods St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival will take place on Saturday, 3/11/05. The parade will be held in Uptown Charlotte on Tryon Street between Stonewall & 6th St. The parade steps off at 11 A.M.

The Festival will be held on Tryon Street from 1st to 3rd St. The festival hours are 11 PM (noon) - 10 P.M.. Featured musical performers this year include the Dublin City Ramblers.

Mo Chairde (Friends),

Cead Mile Failte! (100,000 welcomes)! The 2006 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming Eighth Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade to take place on Saturday, March 18, 2006.

Charlotte’s Eighth Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will march through the heart of Charlotte to the sound of pipes and the cheers of the families lining the streets. The combination of flags, floats, kids, and pipe band music make everyone smile and be Irish for a day. 

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade grows in size each year as more participants become part of an annual tradition. Charlotte’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a community wide combination of traditional bagpipe bands and Irish dancers marching with recreation-center drill teams and neighborhood associations.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a volunteer event, open to the public. The Parade is Free for non-profit groups: neighborhood associations, schools, alumni groups, cheerleading and drill teams, International organizations, police, fire, elected officials etc.   There is a registration fee for any Commercial Business.

  • The Parade will step off at 11 AM on Saturday March 11, 2004 at the corner of Stonewall Street and Tryon Street and proceed North to 6th and Tryon Street.

  •  The St. Patrick’s Day Festival will be Free and open to the public from 11:00 noon -10:00 PM and extend from 3rd street to 1st Street on Tryon and also include the Wachovia Plaza and The Green from Tryon Street to College Street.

  • There will be two stages with entertainment for people of all ages. The Irish stage will have the Dublin City Ramblers as a headliner. The Tryon Street (WRFX) stage will have entertainment all day with extended hours and entertainment until 10:00pm.

Slan,

Linda Dyer Hart

Eight Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Founder

 Art Fitzgerald

Eighth Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee Chairman

Knights of Columbus Representative

You can also apply on line for the Parade on the website www.charlottestpatsday.com/application.htm

History of the Eighth Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

      1996 - A small group walked down Tryon Street with a bagpiper.

1997-    Linda Dyer Hart, along with the Knights of Columbus, revived the Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Parade & started the First Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival, which was held at Independence Park in the Elizabeth neighborhood. The festival featured music, crafts & rugby exhibitions. Pat Terrell, a former football player at Notre Dame and a Carolina Panthers player was the first Grand Marshall.

1998-    The Parade moved to Uptown Charlotte and marched down Tryon Street. The Ancient Order of Hibernians became involved with the Knights of Columbus and with Dyer Hart Productions in organizing the Parade. Bob Knowles, the late newscaster at WBT-TV served as Grand Marshall

1999-    The St. Patrick’s Day Festival was held on Tryon Street between 5th and 6th Street. Rob Walsh who was President of the Center City Partners served grand Marshall.

2000-    The St.Patrick’s Day Parade was led by Grand Marshall Mike Collins of WFAE-FM. The festival moved to the First Union (now Wachovia) Atrium & Plaza.

2001-    Grand Marshall Jerry Healy, principal of Holy Trinity Middle School, led the St. Patrick’s Day Parade this year.

2002-    Deputy Chief David Duffy of the Charlotte Fire Department was the Grand Marshall of the parade and the festival was held at the Wachovia Atrium & Plaza. The Fire Department flew a huge American flag to commemorate those lost in 9/11 as they led the parade down Tryon Street.

2003-    Over 10,000 spectators watched the parade. The Grand Marshall of the parade was Mayor Pat McCrory of the City of Charlotte. Black 47, a popular Irish rock group, performed as headliners.

2004-    This year we have planned the biggest parade & festival to date. The parade will step off at 11 AM on Saturday, March 11, 2004. We expect this to be the largest parade to date. The festival has some a couple of major changes from the last few.

First, the festival will now be a free festival, open to everyone with no admission charges.

Second, we are expanding the hours of the festival to run from 10 A.M. to 10 P.M. There will be 2 outdoor music stages and the festival will be back on the streets of Charlotte.  It will extend from 3rd Street to 1st Street on Tryon and will include the Wachovia Plaza and The Green from Tryon Street to College Street.

This year’s headliners will be the Dublin City Ramblers.

Come on down and be part of the fun and help make this the best year yet!

 Call  803-802-1678 or email  dyerhart@hotmail.com.for additional info.