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March 14 (tentative)
Go green and celebrate at this family fun event featuring a BBQ competition, arts & crafts vendors, live entertainment all day, children's play area and more fun activities. This year's event promises to be bigger than ever! There will be a variety of barbecue for event patrons to choose from. With everything from ribs and brisket to grilled oysters, there will be something for every pallet. Be entertained by Rhythm & Rain starting at 10am, noon is The DD Thunders Band, after the parade is Barbara & Company. Don't forget that the Hibernia Society's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will pass right by the festival area at 2:00 PM.
Awarded Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Top 20 Winter Event 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013.
The popular tourist event and local favorite, celebrates the Irish heritage of so many of us on the MS Gulf Coast, as well as the many blessings enjoyed by all: faith, family and friends! The parade includes more than 50 units, with marchers, antique cars, floats, bagpipes and more. Spectators come from as far away as 100 miles, to catch the unique "prizes" thrown from the many colorful units, wooden nickels, beads, mini green beer steins, cabbages, potatoes and onions. The parade's official mascot is "Mr. Finnigan", and he is joined each year by a Grand Marshall and a Colleen, selected by the Quota Club.
The St. Patrick Day Parade in Pass Christian will be held on Saturday, March 14 starting at 1:30 PM. Toasting by the Mayor and Irish blessing City Hall at 1. The parade starts at City Hall and ends at the corner of Handy and Davis.
March 14 - 15
Join in on the festivities. The Shenanigan's Irish Festival a two-day festival is expected to draw thousands as vendors showcase their arts and crafts. The festival offers a unique cultural opportunity to get together and enjoy art, delicious food, have fun or just relax as a plethora of entertainment with an "Irish flair" is showcased at various venues throughout downtown. This festival is sponsored by Quota International of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Get your Irish On...all on Davis Avenue. Irish Eyes will be smilin' in Pass Christian!
Parade Route: Start at Heirn and Scenic.. Pub crawl east on Scenic to Davis. North on Davis to Handy and Corned beef and cabbage at Pass Harbor Bar and Grill.