Saint Patrick's Day Parade and Festival

Delray Beach, FL 33444


The St. Patrick's Day Parade is an annual tradition in Delray Beach that began in 1968 with a Irish local pub owner by the name of Maury Powers, who took a stroll down Atlantic Avenue with his Shillelagh and a green pig named Petunia and declared it "My own parade."

Since then, a group of Emergency Service's personnel stepped in to add a civic theme to the parade that has had uniformed police officers, firefighters and EMS personnel from all across the United states and as far away as Belgium, Ireland, Australia, and Canada come to participate in Delray Beach's St. Patrick's Day Parade and represent their communities.

The citizens of Delray Beach continue to support the St Patrick's Day Parade in bringing a sense of community unity and presenting a positive role model image for children. Uniformed Emergency Service ambassadors, representing communities from around the country and from around the world are blended in with commercial, civic, charitable, educational, and social groups from the local area. The event has evolved and grown over the years to become Florida's premiere parade!

Every year a different organization, municipality and / or region is put up front to lead all of the other communities that are represented by the uniformed personnel. To date, the following communities have been showcased up front to lead the parade .....

2009 - Martin County
2010 - Miami Dade County
2011 - Pompano Beach
2012 - Delray Beach
2013 - Belgium and Australia
2014 - National Fallen Firefighter Foundation
2015 - FDNY / Help Our Military Hero's

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