The 32nd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Faire takes place March 14

St. Patrick's Day ParadeOne of the Valley’s favorite parade is back for its 32nd year.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Faire takes place at 10 a.m. March 14 in downtown Phoenix.

This year the theme for the parade  is “Celebrating 32” – 32 years of parades and 32 counties in Ireland. The parade starts at Third and Sheridan Streets and heads south to Third and Moreland streets.

Grand Marshal Brian P. Tobin, battalion chief for the Phoenix Fire Department, will lead the parade of Irish dancers, bagpipers, floats and more.

The fair takes place at Margaret Hance Park, adjacent to the Irish Cultural Center at 1106 N. Central Ave. and features three stages of Irish music, dancers, kids area, food, crafters and an exhibition at the McClelland Irish Library.

Fair admission is $10 for adults, 13 and older, $8 for seniors and military and free for children.

For more information visit www.stpatricksdayphx.org or call 602-280-9221.

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