Photo by Kristin Brenemen
Due to the construction on E. Capitol Street underway to make the street two-way, the St. Paddy's Parade route is changing this year. The parade will start at the corner of State and Court streets as usual. As floats and marchers make their way up State Street, they will hook a left on Pearl Street rather than continuing to Capitol. This means, among other things, the popular watch locations in front of the Governor's Mansion and along that street will be off route this year. In addition, the Buckethead Judges will be stationed in front of the Jackson Convention Complex rather than in front of the Capitol. Construction is scheduled to finish this year, so the route will likely be back to business as usual next year.
What's When & Where
Friday, March 14, 2014
5 p.m. - Marching MALfunction & Second Line Stomp begins at the King Edward.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
7 a.m. - Float lineup begins.
8 a.m. - Mal's St. Paddy's Parade Race (5K run/walk, 1 mile fun run) at the Jackson Convention Complex.
9 a.m. - 16 WAPT & Bank Plus Children's Festival on S. Lamar Street in front of the Mississippi Museum of Art.
10 a.m. - Pet Parade on S. Lamar Street in front of the Mississippi Museum of Art.
11 a.m. - Children's Parade on S. Lamar Street in front of the Mississippi Museum of Art.
1 p.m. - Parade begins.
After Parade - Street Dance (no coolers or pets) at Hal & Mal's (200 S. Commerce St.). Gates open at 4 p.m. Ages 18 and up, please.