The Dublin, Ohio St. Patrick’s Day parade is a wonderful way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The event has been one of the main festivities in Dublin for many years, and is expected to continue to be in years to come.
Dublin’s tradition began in the 1980’s. Since the first event, it has grown into a much-celebrated tradition. More than 20,000 people from all over Ohio come to Dublin to see the hour and a half long parade and participate in the festivities afterward. The event includes many wonderful sights such as floats, dancers, cars, balloons, bands, and much more, all of which is themed for St. Patrick’s Day.
Many talented people who participate in the event show spectators the pride of being Irish, and share some of the culture. The event itself is a prelude to the beginning of the two-day St. Patrick’s Day Festival in Dublin.
Business from all over Dublin place their own floats in the parade, depicting some part of the Irish culture. It’s a great time to learn about old, or new and growing businesses around the city. Not to mention the entertainment of seeing businessmen dressed up in St. Patrick’s Day costumes!
Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place on March 15th at 11 a.m. Officials of the event suggest that guests arrive an hour or more earlier to get seated with their families and friends before the event begins. Something to sit on as well as cameras and refreshments are great things to bring along. The parade begins on Metro Place, then travels along a one mile route down Frantz Road, Bridge Street, High Street, and ends on Waterford Drive. If a guest wishes to see the parade, they should arrive at Metro Place and follow directions from there.
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