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St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone, but not after an Irish-themed parade. When was the parade? Where was it held? What kind of floats were involved? Anybody in the Hamburg area in the parade?

Parade: two women in jackets smiling at the camera
Photo by Austin Johnson/ HJ

The 40th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade was held on Saturday, March 16 in downtown Lexington and started around 1 pm. The parade made its way down Main Street and ended at the Parks and Recreation’s Grand Stand where Mayor Linda Gorton and other public figures sat.

District 6 Councilmember Angela Evans and District 11 Councilmember Jennifer Reynolds were spotted on the Grand Stand as well.

The parade was led by members of the Boy Scouts of America Troop 73 holding a Bluegrass Irish Society banner. The boys were closely followed by WSR Pipes & Drums to really get the party started. KY United Pipes & Drums were at the end of the parade to help wrap up the show.

There were quite a few performances by organizations like the March Madness Marching Band, Bluegrass Ceili Academy, and KY McTeggart Irish Dancers, just to name a few. These groups later performed on stage during the festival that followed the parade.

Photo by Austin Johnson/ HJ

Neighborhood friends Man O’War Harley Davidson roared in on their motorcycles making their presence known to all spectators.

This was a family friendly event that the kids enjoyed tremendously. They were very excited to see some of the llamas that passed through, the dogs, and of course the horses that are part of the Mounted Police Unit.

Luckily for onlookers and participants, the weather cooperated. It was a bit chilly, but the sun was out and shining to make the day somewhat warm.

 

 

 

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