Luck of the Irish and a Few Others

This week is a massive event weekend. Mostly due to some of the oldest and largest St. Patrick Day Parades taking place throughout the U.S. I highlighted a few of the other events that really are quit wonderful and may get lost in all the “Wearin’ of the Green” going on around here. I think any of the events on this list this week will be fun, festive ways to spend your valuable time. I hope there is something here taking place in your backyard and if not, check out all the event options at http://www.eventcrazy.com.

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade Baltimore, MD 03/13 (24897)
Since 1956, features marching units, color guards, several floats and more than 20 bands. Baltimore’s St. Patrick Parade is truly the jewel in Maryland’s emerald crown.

St Patrick’s Day Parade Cincinnati, OH 3/12
Since 1967, The Cincinnati St. Patrick Parade is produced by the Cincinnati St. Patrick Parade Committee and Fountain Square Management Group. The committee is composed of residents from both Ohio and Northern Kentucky.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Denver, CO 3/12
Since 1963. A very traditional St. Patrick’s Day parade where they will be wearin’ the green. The Mile High City is home to one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day Parades in the nation with 10,000 marchers, more than 240 entries, and nearly 250,000 spectators!

St Patrick’s Day Parade Colorado Springs, CO 3/12 (24871)
More than 30,000 spectators are expected to attend, packing the downtown area with smiling Irish eyes and green … everything! Food and drink will be sold at numerous locations along the parade route.

St Patrick’s Day Parade Chicago, IL 3/12
Start the day’s festivities with mass at Old St. Patrick’s Church at 9 a.m. Then listen to the wailing of the Shannon Rovers Irish Pipe Band and watch the Chicago River turn green.

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival Fort Lauderdale, FL 3/12
Parade downtown on Las Olas Boulevard. Irish music, dancing, food and beverages, crafts, children’s village and much more for the whole family!

St. Patrick’s Day Parade New Haven, CT 3/13
Since the mid-1950’s the St. Patrick’s Day Parade of Greater New Haven has become one of New England’s premier Irish events. It is the largest, single-day spectator event in the State of Connecticut.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade New York, NY 3/17
Since 1762. The New York City St Patrick’s Parade marched for the first time in 1762, fourteen years before the Declaration of Independence was signed in Independence Hall, Philadelphia. The Parade is regarded as the most popular of all the Parades in New York City, and honors Saint Patrick – the patron Saint of Archdiocese of New York and Ireland.

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Weekend Amelia Island, FL 3/11-3/12
This annual automotive event features a display of over 250 restored vintage production cars and race cars from seldom-seen private collections.

American Craft Council Craft Show Atlanta, GA 3/11-3/13
Since 1990, the American Craft Council presents the Craft Show. Featuring over 250 contemporary craft artists with a wide range of collectibles and gift items from around the country.

Air Force Air Fiesta Brownsville TX 3/11-3/13
Since 1976, See aircraft that are on display, look through the arts and crafts trade show and sample the wide variety of food our vendors have to offer before the flying portion of the air show begins.

Chandler Ostrich Festival Chandler, AZ 3/11-3/13
Since 1989, festival includes ostrich races, daily ostrich alley, parade, 2 midways, thrill rides, 3 stages of live local, regional and national entertainment, kid’s entertainment and activities, large marketplace and food court.

Texas Storytelling Festival Denton, TX 3/12
Since 1986. The festival features all types of storytelling including tall tales, ghost stories, legends, humorous monologues, historical documentations, poetry, children’s stories and culturally diverse repertoires taking place under huge tents with many of today’s best spoken word presenters.

Honolulu Festival and Parade Honolulu, HI 3/11-3/13
Since 1994. One of Hawaii’s premier events promoting cultural understanding, economic cooperation and ethnic harmony between the people of Hawaii and the Asia-Pacific region.

Nederland Heritage Festival Nederland, TX 3/8-3/13
Since 1974, chili cookoff, music, arts and crafts, games, motorcycle show and much more. The streets of Boston Avenue and 17th are blocked off in front of Central Middle School to provide room for our Carnival and Craft and Collectible Market.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Baltimore, MD 03/13
Since 1956, features marching units, color guards, several floats and more than 20 bands. Baltimore’s St. Patrick Parade is truly the jewel in Maryland’s emerald crown.

St Patrick’s Day Parade Cincinnati, OH 3/12
Since 1967, The Cincinnati St. Patrick Parade is produced by the Cincinnati St. Patrick Parade Committee and Fountain Square Management Group. The committee is composed of residents from both Ohio and Northern Kentucky.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Denver, CO 3/12
Since 1963. A very traditional St. Patrick’s Day parade where they will be wearin’ the green. The Mile High City is home to one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day Parades in the nation with 10,000 marchers, more than 240 entries, and nearly 250,000 spectators!

St Patrick’s Day Parade Colorado Springs, CO 3/12
More than 30,000 spectators are expected to attend, packing the downtown area with smiling Irish eyes and green … everything! Food and drink will be sold at numerous locations along the parade route.

St Patrick’s Day Parade Chicago, IL 3/12
Start the day’s festivities with mass at Old St. Patrick’s Church at 9 a.m. Then listen to the wailing of the Shannon Rovers Irish Pipe Band and watch the Chicago River turn green.

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival Fort Lauderdale, FL 3/12
Parade downtown on Las Olas Boulevard. Irish music, dancing, food and beverages, crafts, children’s village and much more for the whole family!

St. Patrick’s Day Parade New Haven, CT 3/13
Since the mid-1950’s the St. Patrick’s Day Parade of Greater New Haven has become one of New England’s premier Irish events. It is the largest, single-day spectator event in the State of Connecticut.

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