HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Bring the family out to the 39th annual Ellen McAnelly Memorial St. Patrick’s Day Parade this Saturday, March 12 in downtown Huntsville. It starts at 11:30 a.m.
The weather forecast has improved, but there’s still a chance of rain. Please check that link as we get closer to parade time but we’re hoping the Irish luck stays with us.
It’s going to be a great parade — possibly the largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Huntsville’s history. More than 1,600 people are registered to march with approximately 160 groups signed up.
Look for StormHunter 19 and several WHNT News 19 employees in the parade!
The parade route is similar to last year, but will be in the reverse direction. Groups will gather at Lot K on Clinton Avenue, across from the downtown Post Office. They will then proceed to the corner of Woodson and Holmes, head East to Jefferson Street, turn right onto Jefferson through downtown past the square and Courthouse, and then turn right onto Williams Avenue past Big Spring Park and the Von Braun Center. The parade will then turn left onto Clinton and end where it started in Lot K in front of the downtown Post Office.
The Maple Hill band will be providing live Irish music on the steps of the West side of the Courthouse starting at 10:30 a.m. until the parade starts. The front of the parade will make a brief stop in front of St. Mary of the Visitation Church for a blessing.