2010 Mystic Connecticut's Saint Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday March 22nd, the 6th Annual Mystic St. Patrick’s Parade will kick off at 1:00 PM sharp.
Mystic Irish Parade Foundation Announces Schedule of Events
The Mystic Irish Parade Foundation proudly announces 3 exciting events for March.
On March 7th the Mystic Irish Parade Foundation will host the 4th annual "Naturally Irish" Gourmet Dinner at the Seaman's Inne in Mystic. The evening will start with cocktails, open bar and hors d'oeuvres at 6:30PM followed by dinner at 7:30PM. The entire menu will consist of all natural and organic foods, presented by Christine Cooney of Puritan & Genesta Natural Foods and hosted by The Seaman’s Inne and The Mystic Seaport. Providing festive and cultural entertainment for the evening will be The Brian Russell Band. At the dinner we will be proudly honoring our 2010 Grand Marshal Edward Murphy and our 2010 Honorary Grand Marshal Fr. Theodore Klein.
Tickets are $75 per person and are available at Puritan & Genesta Natural Foods and The Taber Inne. For tickets or more information please contact Tom Taber 860-536-4904.
On Friday March 20th, the Foundation will continue the festivities by hosting a Benefit Concert at the Seaman’s Inne. The featured musicians of the evening will be the Dublin City Ramblers. The Dublin City Ramblers have thrilled audiences worldwide with their unique blend of Ballads, Folk, Humor, Wit and foot-tapping music. Their impressive career has spanned more than 35 years, with over 30 albums, top ten hits, several awards for best Ballad/Folk Group and, to top it all off, 8 Gold Albums. It is certainly no wonder that they are classed as Ireland’s Number One Group!
Doors open at the Seaman’s Inne March 20th at 7:00 PM. Ticket prices are $25 and a Lite Fare will be available. To reserve early please call Tom Taber 860-536-4904. Depending on capacity, tickets may also be available at the door.
On Sunday March 22nd, the 6th Annual Mystic St. Patrick’s Parade will kick off at 1:00 PM sharp. Over 100 marching units and 22 marching bands will perform along the parade route from Mystic Seaport Museum to the Mystic Art Association. This year’s parade will be the host to no less than 12 Pipe Bands, more than any other parade in the state! Also marching this year are 3 local high school marching bands from Groton, Stonington and Westerly. In addition to these excellent musicians, we’re expecting 1,300 plus marchers including Irish Step Dancers, Fife & Drum Units, Military Drill Teams, Honor Guard Units from several local organizations and Drum & Bugle Corps. The parade will also feature Classic Antique Cars, High-Tech Firefighting Equipment, Police Units, Scout Troops, and colorful floats designed and fabricated by area businesses. The 2010 Grand Marshal will be Edward Murphy, a local resident and businessman who is well known throughout the community. The Mystic Irish Parade Foundation will also be honoring a very special man of Irish descent, the Rev Theodore J Klein, with the title of Honorary Grand Marshall 2010. Following up at the end of the parade will be the Nascar Cup Champoin No. 2 Miller Lite race car, bring your earplugs as the car will be driving in the parade!
These gala events are organized by the Mystic Irish Parade Foundation, a consortium of local residents, businesspeople and volunteers who have joined ranks to make these annual events a community-wide cultural tradition. The parade is funded by proceeds from these events, the generosity of local business sponsorships and individual sale of raffle tickets. Surplus funds are donated to local charities. Last years donations included the Southeastern CT Women’s Center, Mystic Flag Pole Committee, Boy Scouts of America, Groton and Stonington Police Benevolent Associations, Centro de la Communidad of New London Groton Parks and Rec. Mystic YMCA and Society of St. Edmund’s Retreat Center.
Major event sponsors for the 6th Annual Mystic St. Patrick’s Parade include Levine Distributors, Budweiser, F&F Distributors, 106.5 WBMW and Jammin’ 107.7. For more information, or to become a volunteer, please visit our website @ www.mysticirishparade.org.
Mystic Connecticut will host a Saint Patrick Parade on March 30th starting at 1PM in the afternoon. Over 650 marchers scheduled to participate and for us it is a first for our corner of Connecticut. Everyone is cordially invited to attended. Please note arrive early as parking is anticipated to be a problem. The parade accessible off Interstate 95 at either exit 89 or 90. Just follow the signs for directions.
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This year's parade promises to
be big and wonderful for our first annual parade. A team made up of
residents and businessmen and community volunteers has come together to make
the Mystic St. Patrick’s Parade a community effort and a really BIG DEAL!
The committee members have worked tirelessly throughout the year to bring
this parade about.
Mystic has always been strongly associated with the Irish. The thriving village of Mystic has many well established Irish businessmen, tradesmen and residents.