Saturday, March 16, 2013 will mark the 33rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival, thanks to the dedication and commitment of the many volunteers that make up the ICSC, the support of the Irish community and that of our sponsors and donors. Tony Mande is our 2013 Parade Chair.
Our 2013 Parade Theme is Celebrating the Gaelic Athletic Association.
We have a Flag Raising ceremony in Balboa park at 9:45 a.m. and the Parade steps off at 10:30 a.m. from Sixth Avenue and Juniper Street, travels north on Fifth Avenue to Upas, then over to Sixth Avenue and South on Sixth to conclude at Juniper Street. Festival opens at 9 am.
With over 120 entries, includes Marching Bands, Floats, Police and Fire Department units, the Emerald Societies, Clowns, equestrian entries, Border Patrol units, Scout Troops, bagpipe contingents, dancing groups, drill teams, roller skaters, antique cars, the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, representatives from Ireland, and the reigning Miss Colleen and Smiling Irishman.