Two Parades in Downtown Huntsville in March

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – There’s plenty happening in downtown Huntsville – in fact, there are two parades scheduled for the month of March.


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On March 1, you can attend Huntsville’s first Mardi Gras celebration. There’s a Beignet Bash 5K at 10 a.m. and The Grand Parade at 5 p.m.  The parade is free to watch and a New Orleans-style band will lead everyone to the Krewe Party at the EarlyWorks Museum afterwards.  The party starts at 6:30 p.m. and is $50 per person.  All money raised goes to the Blount Hospitality House.

The Krewe Party features The Flashbacks and Cajun-themed food.

Learn more about the 5K run, the parade and the Krewe Party at  You can register for the events there.

Huntsville’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The 37th Annual Ellen McAnelly Memorial St. Patrick’s Day Parade is Saturday, March 15 in downtown Huntsville. The parade starts at 11:30 a.m.



It’s free to watch or march in the parade – if you’re interested in signing up a group, visit  The parade is presented by the Irish Society of North Alabama.  Please reserve your spot in the parade by March 9.

WHNT News 19 is proud to be the media sponsor of the parade!  We’ll be there in our green and we hope you will too.

Downtown bars and restaurants will have Irish-themed food and drink specials, and the Entertainment District.


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