St. Patrick's Day Parade March 17, 2018
We will gather as an Association. Clans are welcome and encouraged to bring their banners and march with us in the parade. Highland dress is encouraged but not required. **Please note that the parade route this year will run down 500 East and 200 South
From The Hibernian Society:
This year celebrates the 40th anniversary of the very first St. Patrick’s Day parade in Salt Lake City. If you were lucky enough to be present that fateful day, then you will fondly
recall the enthusiasm & pride of the crowd as well as the parade participants and the opportunity we had to share and relish in our Irish heritage with the state of Utah. When
the parade rounded the corner of South Temple and Main Street, the streets were filled with brightly decorated floats, families of Irish descent as well as native-born Irish with
tears in their eyes from the overwhelming spectacle before them. This year we challenge parade applicants to embrace this year’s theme as well as recall that very first parade & the light-heartedness of our Irish heritage.
Everyone is invited to attend the SIAMSA, a family festival, which begins at approximately 11:45 am at the Gallivan Center (239 South Main Street). The name comes from the Irish language, meaning “celebration”. To help enhance your party mood, plan on attending this unique post-parade event, and join us for a ‘warm one’ or perhaps even a ‘cool one’. Join us for this most Irish of celebrations!
photo by Byron Beck
The Wicked Tinkers will be performing at the Parade and Siamsa. Bring the kids!