Saturday, March 10, 12-6pm – Fred B. Hartnett Ponce Circle Park, 2800 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables
The South Florida Irish Community invites everyone to join a traditional Celtic celebration at the 34th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival. Entertainment will be provided by Avalon featuring the popular Irish singer and harpist, Tricianne Garrihy; The Paddy Kelleghan Band; The C.O.D Band, and by the St. Andrew Bagpipe Band. In addition, Irish dancers from the Breffni Academy of Dance led by Michael O’Hara will provide plenty of fancy stepping and gravity-defying leaps. Lovely participants of The Miss Colleen Pageant will be showcased on stage.
Holding to the belief that ‘Everyone is a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day,’ The St. Patrick’s Day Committee has combined family-oriented entertainment and a variety of palate-pleasing delectables such as traditional corned beef & cabbage and authentic Irish soda bread, as well as a wide array of spirits and other beverages including Irish whisky and Irish stout. The festival will also include many children’s activities, including the Leprechaun Corner, face painting, a giant slide, and the very popular rock-climbing wall. A wide variety of Irish crafts will be available for sale by high quality vendors.