Due to the construction on East Capitol Street underway to make the street two-way, the Mal's St. Paddy's Parade route changed in 2014. This year's route is the same as last year's.
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 and then a left on Lamar Street and back to Court Street.
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. This year's theme is "Bringing Home the Grammyphone" in honor of the Grammy Museum Mississippi.
What's When & Where
Friday, March 20, 2015
5 p.m. - Hal' Marching MALfunction and Second Line Stomp begins at the King Edward.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
7 a.m. - Float lineup begins.
8 a.m. - Mal's St. Paddy's 5K Run (5K run/walk, 1 mile fun run) at the Jackson Convention Complex.
9 a.m. - WLBT Children's Festival on South Lamar Street in front of the Mississippi Museum of Art.
10 a.m. - Pet Parade on South Lamar Street in front of the Mississippi Museum of Art.
11 a.m. - Children's Parade on South Lamar Street in front of the Mississippi Museum of Art.
1 p.m. - Parade begins.
After Parade - Awards ceremony and after party at Hal & Mal's (200 S. Commerce St.). Gates open at 4 p.m. Ages 18 and up, please.