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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Image: MGN Online

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 mardigrashuntsville.com.  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.

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Credit: Huntsvillestpatricksday.com

It’s free to watch or march in the parade – if you’re interested in signing up a group, visit huntsvillestpatricksday.com.  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.

1 Comment

  • Lynn Hendrix Lovelace

    Good morning. I want to leave a message for the young lady that does the noon program that is expecting a baby. My mom said to tell her if she has her baby on her birthday, May the 19th, she will send her a baby gift. We love her program. She is so pretty and seems so nice. My mom is Elza Mea Hendrix Lemay. In Florence, Al.
    Good luck and have the best day ever. Also mom is kin to the Chambers in Rogersville and Athens. She is from the Lovell family. Anyway I said I would do this for her for her birthday. She will be 85 years young. God bless.

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