Sedona AZ (February 27, 2016) – Sedona’s 46th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival will start at 10:30 am on Saturday, March 12th. The Parade Top Sponsor is Sterling Financial Services, the Festival Title Sponsor is AWD Law, and our Over the Rainbow Sponsors are Sedona Fudge Company, Sedona Pines Resort, and Waste Management. This free community event is made possible by these and additional business sponsors and donors, our TV Sponsor Sedona Now, as well as support from the City of Sedona along with a multitude of wonderful volunteers.
The Parade begins at Jordan Historical Park and makes its way along Jordan Road to Mesquite Avenue. Bring your chairs early to set up along the Parade route on Jordan Road; note that the Master of Ceremonies and Parade Judges are located along Jordan Road near the corner of Mesquite Avenue.
This year’s Parade Grand Marshals are the Sedona Volunteer Park Rangers. The parade entries include dignitaries, color guards, bagpipers, bands, dance troupes, businesses, and local social, cultural, civic, and religious organizations from all across Northern Arizona. They come on foot, horseback, and in vehicles of all sorts.
The Festival immediately follows the Parade and continues until 3:00 pm. Stay to enjoy the free festivities! The Festival will be located next to the end of the parade route on Apple Ave. between Cedar Street and Jordan Rd. There will be live music and a multitude of family and children’s activities available free of charge! Of course there will be refreshments at the Beer Garden sponsored by Oak Creek Brewing Company, as well as a food cart by Smitty’s Hotdogs and a sweet treats booth by Sedona Fudge Company.
We’re honored that a World Trade Center artifact will be on display at the Festival. The Sedona Fire District is bringing this memorial girder from one of the Twin Towers, a five-and-a-half foot long, 3,000 pound piece of steel. Come view this static display to get a close-up look prior to its placement in a 9/11 Memorial Plaza at Fire Station # 6 to honor the 2,996 lives that were lost.
These festivities are free to the public and are presented by Sedona Main Street Program with the Sedona Green Team and NAU Parks and Recreation Management Program. For updates, visit us online at www.sedonamainstreet.com or www.facebook.com/SedonaMainStreetProgram or call 928-204-2390.