Celebrate the luck of the Irish at downtown Raleigh’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade! There are some changes to the event this year including a new start time of 10:00AM, a new parade route and new location for the festival in Raleigh’s downtown City Plaza! The Grand Marshall this year will be John McGrath, Raleigh Fire Chief. The Festival is held in City Plaza in downtown Raleigh, the end of the Parade route. There will be live music and dancing. In addition, there will be a wide variety of vendor booths: Irish Organizations, Irish jewelry and other trinkets, food vendors, children’s games and activities. Best of all, the parade and festival are free to attend! Click here for more details!