St. Patrick’s Day Parade Naples Florida

Luck of the IrishMay the luck of the Irish be you while you enjoy the festivities on March 16th, 2013.  This is the 25th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and, as usual, it is held in downtown Naples.  It is now the largest privately funded parade in the US.

The St Patrick’s Day Parade

The flag rising ceremony will take place at Crayton Cove at 9:30am and the parade will start at 11am.  The parade starts at Saint Ann’s Church in Old Naples and travels down 3rd Street South to 5th Avenue and then goes down 8th Street South to the end at Crayton Cove.  Click here for the map of the route and also information on applying to participate in the parade.

Attend Other Irish Events

March 8, 2013 enjoy the Annual Pub Trolley Crawl which begins at Mulligans at 6pm and the trolley returns to Mulligans at 10pm.  Cost is $38 per person.

March 14, 2013 delight in an evening of Irish entertainment held at the North Naples United Methodist Church with Irish step dancing, storytelling and Irish music.  Cost is $25 per person for general seating or $35 per person for preferred seating.

History Of St Patrick’s Day

There are many legends that surround the story of St Patrick but is commonly held that Pope Celestine sent him to Ireland to preach the gospel.  St Patrick is renowned for ridding Ireland of snakes by driving them from the country into the sea.  It is true that there are no snakes in Ireland today but whether it is thanks to St Patrick is open to interpretation.  It is known that he converted the Druids and abolished their pagan rites.  He died on March 17, AD 493 and was buried at Downpatrick, County Down.  You can read more about the life of St Patrick by clicking here.

Don’t forget if you would like to participate in the St Patrick’s Day events each year, you need to purchase a home here.  Start your search and enjoy browsing and thenshamrock_for_march_natha_01 contact me to help you find the perfect home!  You may not be Irish but you can enjoy the luck of the Irish and find your dream home in Naples Florida!

Remember, it is always Toasty in Naples and you deserve your piece of Naples Florida sunshine!

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