Saturday closest to St Patrick’s Day
11am Parade start on Company Street
live music immediately following the parade at various local venues
With a colorful history since 1969. the St Croix St Patrick’s Day Parade is simply legendary. Take an island soaked in rum, add a sprinkling of Irish heritage, a sea of green and you’ve got yourself a party. And let’s face it, St Croix LOVES to party! With no open container laws, revelers adorned in green bar hop and dance in and out of the parade. This is St Croix’s green version of Mardi Gras and hands down one of my favorite events on the St Croix calendar. Taking place on the Saturday closest to March 17 (St Patrick’s Day) the parade starts at 11am – but the festivities start well before the parade with pre-parade breakfast at downtown Christiansted restaurants and aboard private boats lining the harbor.
Following the parade, the celebration stretches on well into the evening with live music at Christiansted venues along the boardwalk and on Company Street. And yes, there’s plenty of Guinness to go around (and Heineken and Cruzan rum and Captain Morgan and well, you name it!)
Enjoy this video recap of the 2012 St Croix St Paddy’s Day Parade and after party by our friends at MJS Visions.
Ready to shake your Shamrock?
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