The 33rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is Friday, March 15th, 2013 in downtown Indianapolis starting at 11:30am. The Parade is made up of high school bands, floats, catholic schools, Irish dancers, bag pipe & drum bands, Irish organizations and dignitaries. The Parade is FREE to the public. The Parade also hosts a festival from (10:00am – 3:00pm) on Vermont Street with live entertainment, food, interactive displays and hospitality tent located in the middle of the Parade route and it is also FREE and open to the public. Come out rain or shine and enjoy one of Indy’s most popular events.
As is tradition the morning of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the Greening of the Canal will take place 6:00am downtown on Ohio Street just east of West Street. There will be live Irish entertainment and prizes plus, free coffee, hot chocolate and donuts. The event is FREE and open to the public.