Did you know OKC hosts a St. Patrick’s Day Parade? Yeah, apparently it’s in its 31st year as it was started in 1983. And as luck would have it, it’s been growing in size and quality every year since. The parade begins at Walker and Sheridan proceeding east on Sheridan through Bricktown to Mickey Mantle. According to the parade’s website, there is prime-viewing along Sheridan, around the Myriad Gardens, from most of the sidewalks along the route, and of course in Bricktown.
Parade Director Paula Jones writes, “Rain or shine the parade must go on. Keep in mind those cities in the east, who shall remain nameless (New York City, Chicago, Boston) always have a great turnout and their weather is never as good as ours – Show our pioneer spirit Oklahomans and remember ‘Everyone is a little Irish at the Parade’!”
St. Patrick’s Day Parade is set for Saturday, March 16th. The parade begins at 1 p.m. Peter Pembrooke is the 2013 Grand Marshal. The schedule for 2013 performers is as follows:
Noon – 1 p.m.: Emerald Flame
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.: Emerald Flame
4 – 5:30 p.m.: Dino and Friends
6 – 7:30 p.m.: Laura Leighe
8 – 9:30 p.m.: Attica State
10 p.m. – Super Freak
What else should you do? Well, it almost goes without saying you should wear green of some sort, unless your a glutton for punishment. But if you’re going to be drinking, please do it responsibly. Or if you’re going to be irresponsible, hop on a llama and ride home that way. Really whatever you do just make sure getting behind the wheel of a car is not it. Maybe the only way a car should enter the picture is if you’re going to curl up in the back seat to sleep off that drunken Irish haze.
Need a map for parking, well, here ya go.
Need a map of where the parade route begins and ends?