Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival

The 132nd Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade (March 15, 2014) promises plenty of Irish pride and playfulness. This year’s parade features a five story St. Patrick balloon, floats, more than 4,000 dancers, 16 community bands and musicians, and the world’s largest walking Irish flag. Immediately after the parade, the Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Festival begins, with festive Irish music, dancers and children’s activities.

ATL St Patricks Day balloonWHAT: The 2014 Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a free event.

WHEN: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 12noon – 1:30pm.

WHERE: The parade will begin at the intersection of Peachtree Street and 15th St NE in Midtown Atlanta at 12noon, and proceed south on Peachtree to 5th St NE.

PARKING: The following  parking decks will be open: Colony Square on 14th, Campanile on Juniper, Proscenium on Crescent, and Promenade II on 15th. Or take MARTA to either the Midtown stop (parade start) or the Arts Center stop (mid-parade).

 SAVVY TIP: This is a rain-or-shine event. Plan on arriving about two hours early to stake out a good viewing spot along the parade route.

Source: http://atlantastpats.com/

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