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Kentucky “Greengrass” band Cloigheann plays at the 2016 Lexington St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival. The band’s is a one-of-a-kind traditional Irish and bluegrass roots ensemble.

Eight performance groups will be taking the Irish festival stage on Saturday, March 11, 2017, as part of the city’s 38th Annual Alltech St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival. The lineup features local musicians and dancers, as well as two international acts.

The festival is part of an all-day celebration that begins at 8 a.m. with the Shamrock Shuffle to benefit Lexington Habitat for Humanity. For 2017, the Irish festival will be held at the Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza at 120 N. Limestone in downtown Lexington. It begins at 10:45 a.m. and the annual “Blessing of the Keg” will be held at the Alltech tents at 11 a.m. The parade begins at 1 p.m.

Our yearly festival lineup features musicians, singers and dancers from across Kentucky and, in 2017, the world!

Want to be a part of the festival? Click here to visit the vendor information page for the information you need!

38th Annual Alltech Lexington St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival