Saturday, March 12, 2016 Everyone is Irish for a Day on St Patrick's Day, and where better to celebrate the greenest day of the year but on with one of the premier events on the Emerald Coast. The parade starts at 1pm and the festival starts at 2pm
Doors open at 2pm www.gulfplacefl.com with the PET PAWTY and – Princess Fairy Tea Party & Pirates Den, Adventure Zone, Face painting adventure POT 'O Gold treasure hunt – Costume Contest, Maze, Tea Party, Pirate Treasure Hunt and the world's tallest Leprechaun Balloon Maker. Mens best kilt and Ladies Reddest hair contests.
Schedule of events (all times are approximate and SUBJECT TO CHANGE) EVENT 1pm 30a St Patricks Parade — from The Preserve east of Redfish Village. Start lineup at noon
EVENT 2pm: Gulf Place Green: "Wee Folk" Princess Tea Party, Pirates Den — costume contests, and Adventure area EVENT: 3 PM Pet Pawty costume contest EVENT: 2.30 PM BAND FROM MICHIGAN Irish Jigs, reels and originals. EVENT: 3.30 PM WHISKEY OF THE DAMNED CELTIC ROCK BAND EVENT: 5.00 pm DRAKE SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE EVENT: 6PM BEST IN PARADE AWARDS EVENT: 6PM WHISKEY OF THE DAMNED CELTIC ROCK BAND
The largest St Patrick's celebration in NW Florida takes place March 12th at Gulf Place and on 30a with the parade and festival. Bring your kids to the "wee folk" area for costume prizes for fairy princesses and pirates along with adult VIP whiskey tasting tickets. Top notch Celtic entertainment will also be on hand all day with Irish Dancers, face painting, tea parties and all things Irish. AND proceeds support breast cancer 501c Fore Her.