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2008 Dublin Ohio Saint Patrick's Day Parade

City of Dublin Saturday, March 15th, 2008

 

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St. Patrick's Day Celebration Saturday, March 15th, 2008

"While you're here, you're Irish!" That's the phrase you'll hear when you visit one of Dublin, Ohio's largest events. Wear your green and arrive early for the pancake breakfast, followed by the 5K Run (10:45 a.m.) and the community parade that begins at 11 a.m. at the Clarion Hotel-Dublin. It travels through Historic Dublin. It features bagpipers, leprechauns, bands, floats and all things Irish.

Then, warm up at the Blarney Bash where you can enjoy performances by several bands including a live performance by The Prodigals! The "Bash" also includes Celtic dance and spirits, a Wee-Folk area and more!

Plan to stay for the weekend and take advantage of our discounted online getaway packages. Visit our Calendar of Events for more information, or the City of Dublin's web site for a schedule of events: www.dublin.oh.us

 
It’s Time To Think GREEN! Apply now to enter the City of Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade to be held on Saturday, March 15, 2008.

Expected to attract and entertain approximately 19,000 spectators from Dublin and surrounding cities, the parade is a wonderful experience. Join the parade to celebrate Dublin community pride, Irish heritage, area events and programs.

The parade will begin promptly at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 15, 2008 and last approximately 90 minutes. If selected, your group will be showcased along with a variety of entertaining parade entries, the 2008 Grand Leprechaun and other dignitaries. The picturesque route begins at Metro Center and travels to Historic Dublin.

Apply online by March 1

Participation will be limited based on the number of entries per category and space available. Parade units must be decorated in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day to entertain our parade guests. For safety, all entries must follow the rules and regulations. Once accepted, applicants will be notified. The application deadline is Monday March 1, 2008.

On March 15th, the parade line up will be posted on the City Web site at www.dublin.oh.us. If you send in an application and do not receive notification of acceptance, please call Community Relations at 614-410-4545.

A $100 participation fee is required for businesses, political candidates and elected officials located outside of the City of Dublin. See application for details.

Win an Award for Your Parade Entry

Cash awards are given to entries in four categories: Dublin neighborhood
associations, non-profit floats, commercial floats and the Grand Leprechaun’s Choice. The Grand Leprechaun’s Choice is awarded to a non-float parade entry.

Nine Bands - Two Days - Thousands of Dancing Feet

The City of Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration will stretch to two days of fun on Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18, 2006 at the Clarion Hotel Dublin under a 20,000 square foot heated tent.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers help make our St. Patrick's Day celebration a successful community event. Adults, families, youth and corporate groups are encouraged to get involved.

On St. Patrick's Day, volunteers are needed to help with:

Parade

Parade Balloon Carriers
Information Tent Attendants
Banner Carriers & Costume Characters

Blarney Bash

Volunteer Hospitality
Children's Game & Craft Attendants
Stage Managers
Crowd Ushers
Merchandise Sellers
Information Booth

For more information contact:

Christine Nardecchia, Coordinator
Volunteer Service
Phone: 614-410-4400
Fax: 614-410-4490
Email:
cnardecchia@dublin.oh.us

 

Schedule of Events

 

 

 

 

Friday, March
Blarney Bash Tent
There will be a $5 cover charge for guests 18 years of age and older who enter the tent after 6 p.m. each day. Guests arriving before 6 p.m. are admitted free.
4:15 p.m. Knot Fibb'n
6 p.m. Homeland
7:45 p.m. Richens/Timm Academy of Irish Dance
9 p.m. Seven Nations
 
Clarion's Metro Club Lounge
10:30 p.m. Hooligans
 
Saturday, March
Lion's Club Pancake Breakfast
7 - 11 a.m. 150 W. Bridge St.
$6 Adults / $3 Children
 
The Dublin Library St. Patrick's Day Program
9 a.m. 75 N. High St.
 
Dublin's St. Patrick's Day 5K Run
10:45 a.m. Run begins at the Clarion Hotel Dublin
Registration Information
 
St. Patrick's Day Parade
11 a.m. Parade begins at Metro Center
 
Blarney Bash Tent
There will be a $5 cover charge for guests 18 years of age and older who enter the tent after 6 p.m. each day. Guests arriving before 6 p.m. are admitted free.
12 p.m. Ladies of Longford
2 p.m. Central Ohio Safety Forces Pipes & Drums
2:30 p.m. National Anthems - Presentation by Dublin's Mayor
2:45 p.m. Richens/Timm Academy of Irish Dance
4 p.m. General Guinness
5:45 p.m. Brigid's Cross
7:45 p.m. Richens/Timm Academy of Irish Dance
9 p.m. Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul
 
Clarion's Metro Club Lounge
10:30 p.m. Brigid's Cross
 
Wee Folk Entertainment
Noon K is for Keltic
1 p.m. Michael O'Malley
2 p.m. Marian Funk
3 p.m. Irish Contests - reddest hair, greenest eyes, most freckles and best Irish costume for ages 12 and under
4 p.m. Cathy Jo Smith
5 p.m. Michael O'Malley
 

Dublin Irish Festival favorite, Gaelic Storm, will blow into Dublin
for the 2008 St. Patrick's Day Celebration, Saturday, March 15.
The annual Blarney Bash takes place from noon until 11 p.m.
in a heated tent at the Clarion Dublin Hotel in Metro Center.

St Patrick's Day Pancake Breakfast
Blarney Bash
Directions
Grand Leprechaun Nomination
Parade Information & Application
Volunteer

The Young Dubliners will headline the 2006 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, set for Saturday, March 18. The annual Blarney Bash takes place from noon until 11 p.m. in a heated tent at the Wyndham Dublin Hotel in Metro Center.

The Young Dubliners, past favorites of the Celtic Rock Stage at the Dublin Irish Festival, return to Dublin by popular demand with their unique musical experience that appeals to people of all ages. With music that has expanded from its Irish roots to flat-out rock‘n roll with the flavor of Ireland, arrangements feature mandolin, tin whistle, fiddle and flute in addition to the standard rock line-up of bass, drums and guitar.

The Blarney Bash will also feature local entertainers the Hooligans, Knot Fibb’n and the internationally-renowned Richens/Timm Academy of Irish Dance. Food and beverages will be available. Activities for the Wee Folk include crafts and contests in the Wyndham Dublin Hotel Ballroom and Wee Folk entertainment in the Metro Club.

In addition to the Blarney Bash, the Lions Club Pancake Breakfast sets the stage for the annual City of Dublin Parade, which begins at 11 a.m. at Metro Center and travels through Historic Dublin. More than 110 units are expected to participate.

Begins & ends at Metro Center
614-410-4545

The Parade

Expected to attract approximately 17,000 spectators from central Ohio, the parade is a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate community pride and promote new events, programs, services and products.

Parade Schedule

The parade will begin promptly at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18, 2006 and last approximately 90 minutes. Your group will be showcased along with local dignitaries and the 2006 Grand Leprechaun in a picturesque parade from Metro Center to Historic Dublin.

Parade Fees

A $100 participation fee is required for businesses located outside of Dublin and for persons holding or running for a political office.

Civic Association Assistance

To assist with the construction and decoration of a float, neighborhood associations are eligible for a $150 stipend on a first-come first-served basis.

Float Decorating Contest

A highlight of the parade is the Annual St. Patrick's Day Float Decorating Contest. Cash awards are given to entries in four categories: neighborhood associations, non-profit groups (including churches), commercial entries and a new overall parade entry which is to be determined by the Grand Leprechaun. Entries are judged on reflection of the St. Patrick's Day theme, originality of idea and use of color.

Parade Partners

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade offers an exciting, high-profile sponsorship opportunity. To find out more about partnering with the City of Dublin at this event, contact the Division of Community Relations, at 614-410-4545.

2006 St. Patrick's Day Parade Entry Form

Lion's Club Pancake Breakfast

7 a.m. - 11 a.m.
John Sells Middle School
150 W. Bridge Street
614-336-3890

Breakfast

The greenest day of the year begins with a traditional pancake breakfast sponsored by the Lions Club. Expect to see green shamrocks (pancakes) being flipped in mid-air at Sells Middle School from 7 to 11 a.m. Just show up with your appetite. Tickets are $3.50 for children and $5 for adults and may be purchased at the door.

Volunteers

Volunteers help make our St. Patrick's Day celebration a successful community event. Adults, families, youth and corporate groups are encouraged to get involved.

On St. Patrick's Day, volunteers are needed to help with:

Parade
Parade Balloon Carriers
Information Tent Attendants
Banner Carriers & Costume Characters
Blarney Bash
Volunteer Hospitality
Children's Game & Craft Attendants
Stage Managers
Crowd Ushers
Merchandise Sellers
Information Booth

For more information contact:

To make hotel reservations, call 1-800-245-8387 or visit www.dublinvisit.org. For more information, call 614-410-4545.

Christine Nardecchia, Coordinator
Volunteer Service
Phone: 614-410-4400
Fax: 614-410-4490
Email: cnardecchia@dublin.oh.us