San Diego St. Patrick's Day Parade and Irish Festival - San Diego, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 32° 43.879 W 117° 09.510
11S E 485148 N 3621512
Quick Description: 2011 marked the 30th Anniversary of San Diego's St. Patrick's Day Parade and Irish Festival. The San Diego parade is considered to be the largest St. Patrick's Day Parade west of the Mississippi.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 3/13/2011 9:50:38 AM
Waymark Code: WMAYQ2
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
The 30th St. Patrick's Day Parade began at 10:30 a.m. at 5th and Juniper Streets...with contingents of local law enforcement, firefighters, military, Irish dancers, Irish pub representation, high school bands, etc. One humorous contingent (PISS'D) represented the "Partially Irish Sons & daughters of San Diego" and had a depiction of Charlie Sheen dressed as a leprachaun on it's vehicle float. After going up a few blocks on 5th, the Parade turns around and comes down 6th Avenue ending at Laurel Street in Balboa Park.

The Irish Festival portion of the day presented dozens of food booths (corned beef and cabbage, of course was available), vendors, give aways, etc with 2 stages offering Irish music and dance. The Festival took place in Balboa Park along 6th Ave. There is no cost...but, identification is needed to enter the beer garden.

See the Festival's website at (visit link)
How many days does the festival last?: 1

Admission Price: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

National, County, or City Festival?: City

Coordinates Location:: The Laurel Street entrance

Website:: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
You must visit the festival at the time of the event. You must post a picture of the festival as it is going on, or a picture of a sign or banner promoting the festival.
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