By Cooper-Young Business Association
Join us on Friday, March 17 at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate all things Irish and Memphis in our 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. The parade is co-hosted by the Memphis Irish Society (MIS) and Celtic Crossing Irish Pub.
The Memphis Irish Society has had a presence in Memphis for the last 200 years. They foster education in and celebration of Irish heritage, culture and people. Currently, there are 135 member households of the MIS throughout the Mid-South. St. Patrick is the Patron Saint of Ireland. St. Patrick rid the isle of snakes and converted the native people to Christianity, among many other marvelous acts. On March 17, the American Irish along with the Irish in Ireland celebrate all manner of Irish culture and heritage with parades, ceilidhs (parties, pronounced “KAY-lees), concerts, dancing, singing, feasting and going to church.
Please join us as we have our own celebration here in Cooper Young. Cooper Street will close at 10:00 am between York and Walker Streets and the parade will start. The parade will begin at York Street and turn south going down Cooper Street and will end at the parking lot of First Congregational Church at 1000 South Cooper.
There are numerous organizations joining us in the celebration such as Memphis Grizzlies Grizz Crew and Grizz Girls, Sonic Delivery, walking bands, Wolf River Pipes and Drums, Police Mounted Patrol, Revolution Bike Youngsters and many others bringing floats etc.
There will be merriment and leprechauns! Wear green and join us for the fun! Everyone is invited.