TEN vibrant musical groups, 10 decoratively themed floats and 10 humorous street artists – it can only mean one thing, the Huddersfield St Patrick's Day Parade.
Taking place on Sunday March 13 from 1pm, the fun-filled family event once again promises to be an exhibition of colour, culture and ‘craic’.
The parade organisers are delighted to have this year signed up top Irish bands, including Limerick City Pipe and Drum Band and Riverdance specialists, Celtic Roots Ceili Band from County Wexford.
Local acts will include Samba, Giants Causeway Rock band, Frumptarn Guggenband, Marsden Brass Band and an array of Irish acts including traditional and modern musicians.
The ever-popular Irish dancers and Silver Stars majorettes will perform and 'Saint Patrick' will have his hands full with the gigantic Gulliver on his travels.
Other attractions will include compère and disco street entertainers, face painting, leprechauns, 'The Turfman', 'Molly Malone' and much more Irish fare including merchandise stalls, booklets, rosettes, hats and flags.
Festival organiser John McLoughlin said: “I honestly didn’t think we could eclipse last year's event which marked our tenth anniversary, but if anything this exciting, energetic and eclectic line up promises to be the best yet.
“I only wish I could be among the crowd to enjoy the spectacular procession.”
The parade moves off at 1pm from Huddersfield Irish Centre on Fitzwilliam Street. The route takes it down Fitzwilliam Street, right along John William Street, along New Street, right up Cloth Hall Street, right down Market Street, left up Westgate, left along Castlegate, left down Market Street, along Railway Street. left along John William Street, left up Fitzwilliam Street and then back to the Huddersfield Irish Centre at 2.30pm.
Contact: For more information visit: www.theparadeonline.org