The 9th annual Vancouver St. Patrick’s Day Parade is taking place on Sunday, March 17, 2013. CelticFest has been taking place each year to bring together the local community in an annual festival celebration of Celtic Culture in Vancouver. They showcase local and international Celtic music, dance, spoken word, theatre, film art, crafts, food and drinks and Highland sports. Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade (hint: start by wearing green!).
Vancouver St. Patrick’s Day Parade
When: Sunday, March 17, 2013
Time: 11 a.m.
Where: starts at Howe & Davie, ends at Georgia & Granville
The parade starts at Howe & Davie in downtown Vancouver and heads north up Howe, finishing at Georgia & Granville.
When: Saturday, March 16 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Granville Street between Robson and Nelson
Experience the high culture and artistry of Celtic music and dance, language, customs and fine arts. Enjoy free music on both days, get something good to eat, browse the fine crafts and head to one of the CelticFest partner pubs.
Family fun is also to be had at the Kids’ Celtic Corner with song and dance, face painting and swordplay demos.
As with any other major event happening in the heart of the city, driving in downtown will be tricky. Visit TransLink for more info on bus reroutes. Your best option will be to take the SkyTrain into Granville Station or the Canada Line into Vancouver City Centre.
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