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2014 St. Patrick's Day Information
bagpipesThis year the St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Monday, March 17. As is tradition, the Parade begins at 10:15 a.m. following celebration of Mass at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

About the Parade
The parade begins at the corner of Gwinnett and Abercorn, and makes its way north on Abercorn to Broughton, where it turns east to East Broad Street. The parade turns north on E. Broad and then heads west on Bay, past City Hall, where it takes a left on Bull Street, ending at Harris Street.

Downtown residents and those attending downtown churches should remove their vehicles by 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 16 from areas along the St. Patrick’s Day parade route. City crews will begin delivering French barricades at that time on Sunday in preparation for the 300-unit parade on Monday.

The affected areas will be those blocks of Bull Street from Oglethorpe Lane to Harris Street, including the west side of Chippewa Square. Also affected are the blocks of Abercorn Street from Liberty Street to Gordon Lane. This includes the west side of LaFayette Square and the east side of Calhoun Square.

Vehicles remaining in the area may have to be towed to provide access for the barricades.

Schedule of Events
St. Patrick's Day is packed with events to celebrate the holiday. Join in the fun at Forsyth Park for the Greening of the Fountain as the flowing clear waters become a sparkling emerald green, take in the traditional sights and sounds of the Tara Feis festival, and show up early to find a great spot along the parade route.


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While St. Patrick’s Day is a wonderful celebration, it can be a disruption to downtown residents and businesses. In an effort to keep you informed about those disruptions, or any other changes, the City is using the tools of Facebook and Twitter. We'll be using social media to alert the public to the local ordinances which pertain to parade and festival participants and spectators. During the festival, we will post updates regarding traffic, street closures, parking and other public safety information.

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