St. Patrick’s Day Parade: March 15

Whether you’re of Irish descent or not, you won’t want to miss out on the excitement at the 35th annual Alltech St. Patrick’s Day parade and festival on Saturday, March 15 in downtown Lexington.

The day begins at 11 a.m. with the traditional blessing of the keg followed by the parade down Main Street at 1 p.m.

Afterward, the celebration continues with a festival at Cheapside until 7 p.m. The festival will feature free activities for families and children, including Irish musicians, dancers, pipers and storytellers.

Traditional Irish food, drink and products will be available for purchase.

No need to fret about Mother Nature’s plans, because this event will be held rain or shine.

Info: Bill Enright at 396-8270 or