2010 San Diego Saint
Patrick's Day Parade
Saturday, March 13th, 2010.
San Diego, CA. The Irish Congress of
Southern California, Inc announces its annual
St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival to be held the Saturday before St.
2010 San Diego Saint Patrick's Day
Parade and Irish Festival
Saturday, March 13th, 2010
2010 Parade Theme: Unity with the
with special thanks to our Military
SAN DIEGO, CA The Irish Congress of
Southern California is proud to announce that its 30th Annual San
Diego St. Patrick’s Day Parade (the largest Parade west of the Mississippi) will
step off on Saturday, March 13th, 2010 promptly at 11:00 a.m. on Fifth Avenue at
Laurel Street as thousands of marchers and spectators gather to celebrate the
Patron Saint of Ireland.
The Parade travels up Fifth Avenue
from Laurel to Upas Street and then returns down Sixth Avenue to Laurel. An
event filled Irish Festival will follow in Balboa Park.
There will be
over 150 Parade entries. Come and see Bagpipers and High School Marching Bands,
Police and Fire Department Units, Floats, Dancing Groups, Marching and
Equestrian Units, Clowns, Dignitaries and Honorees, Representatives from
Ireland, Antique Cars and more. The Theme of this year’s Parade is “Unity with
the Community, with special thanks to our Military and Veterans.”
Our Irish Festival in Balboa Park
(Sixth Avenue and Maple Street) runs from 10 am to 5 pm and features
Entertainment on 2 Stages with Irish Folk singers and we will have Irish Step
Dancers, Irish Crafts, Food Booths, Celtic Village, Beer Garden, and a Kid Zone
with rides. Over 20,000 people are expected to attend.
Other events include a Catholic Mass
held in the Imperial House, 505 Kalmia Street, at 8 a.m. conducted by the oldest
practicing Priest in California, Msgr. Patrick O’Neill, and a Military Flag
Raising ceremony at Sixth Avenue and Maple at 10 a.m. Our main Parade sponsor
Irish Congress of Southern
California, 415 Laurel Street, #113, San Diego, CA 92101.
CONTACT PERSON: Claudia
Jack, Board Chair
Congress of Southern California
619-846-6269 / 858-268-9111
Full Parade Details are found at: