St. Paddy's Parade Schedule
Friday, March 15
5 p.m., Third Annual Marching MALfunction & Second Line Stomp to Hal & Mal's (200 S. Commerce St.). The second line stomp starts at the historic King Edward Hotel (235 W. Capitol St., 601-353-5464). The Southern Komfort Brass Band leads the way, followed by Hal and Malcolm White, the O'Tux Society, the Green Ladies, the Krewe of Kazoo, the Bucketheads and any other Jacksonians willing to wear funky costumes and join the fun. No fee to march in the parade, no motorized vehicles. "Libations and good vibrations" follow at Hal & Mal's, featuring Hunter Gibson, The Rumprollers, Southern Komfort Brass Band and Cardinal Sons.
Saturday, March 16
7 a.m., Float lineup begins.
8 a.m., Mal's St. Paddy's Parade Race
(5K Run, 5K Walk, 1 Mile Fun Run). The race starts and finishes on Pascagoula Street at the Jackson Convention Complex. You must be pre-registered--there will be no registration on race day. You can register online at stpaddys5k.com or in person at Fleet Feet Sports (500 Highway 51, Suite Z, Ridgeland, 601-899-9696) from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. March 13 or 14, or from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. March 15. Registration is $25, and the event benefits the Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital. Visit stpaddys5k.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
9 a.m., Trustmark Children's Festival begins on Lamar Street in front of the Mississippi Museum of Art.
9 a.m., Pet Parade registration begins. Cost is $5 per pet, and proceeds benefit the Mississippi Animal Rescue League.
9:30 a.m., Children's Parade registration begins.
10 a.m., Pet Parade begins.
11 a.m. Children's Parade begins.
Both the pet parade and children's parade will be on Lamar Street in front of the Mississippi Museum of Art, between Pascagoula and Court Streets (rain site: Jackson Convention Complex). Trophies for Trustmark St. Paddy's Children's Parade and Pet Parade will be awarded for creativity, originality and performance.
1 p.m., the parade starts at the corner of State Street and Court Street.
After the parade, a Street Dance follows in Hal & Mal's parking lot on South Commerce Street. Alabama Shakes headlines. Michael Kiwanuka, Sam Doores, Riley Downing and Houndmouth also perform. Gates open at 4 p.m., music begins at 5 p.m. Ages 18 and up, please. No coolers or pets. Tickets available at ticketmaster.com for $20 plus fees.
Visit malsstpaddysparade.com for more information.
Visit jfpevents.com for more events throughout the city all weekend.