Glen Cove St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2014

Traditional Irish Pipers marching in the Glen Cove St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Traditional Irish Pipers marching in the Glen Cove St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

The 26th Annual Glen Cove St Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 1 p.m.

The Parade has taken place annually since 1989.  It has grown to be the largest annual parade in Glen Cove and a joyous celebration that is eagerly awaited each Spring by all residents of the North Shore and the entire Irish community of Long Island.

The 26th Annual Glen Cove St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Sunday, March 23, 2014.

St. Patrick’s Day in Glen Cove this year will be even more special than usual because it will mark the  25th Anniversary of the Parade, which was first held in 1989.  During that time the Parade, always a dazzling event, has grown to be the premier St. Patrick’s Day celebration on the North Shore and the largest annual parade in Glen Cove.

This year’s Grand Marshal is renowned Irish activist and Long Island community journalist, John O’Connell, who will be accompanied by Aides to the Grand Marshal Anne Kelly, Ryan Doherty, Mike Byrne and Mary Jo Walsh.

The Parade begins to form up at 12 noon in the area of the Finley Middle School on Forest Avenue.  It steps off at 1pm, following the usual route through downtown Glen Cove to St. Patrick’s Church.  There is very ample parking in the municipal garages and at the end of the parade route.

The heart of the parade, as always, will be its exciting mix of marching groups, including many bands of Irish pipers and other marching bands.  Further color will be added to the festivities by vintage cars, costumed performers, face painters, fire and police units and much more.  The parade is a true community celebration of the coming of Spring with many of our areas’ ethnic organizations, often in costume, taking part.  Come, join the fun!

For more information, please visit the parade website at www.glencoveirishparade.org or call 516-782-7494.

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