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The 15th Annual Mystic Irish Parade
Will be held on Sunday, March 25th, 2018
Parade kicks off at 1:00 p.m.

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World Famous Budweiser Clydesdales to return for the 15th annual Mystic Irish Parade!!

From agricultural power houses to romantic carriage rides to the superstars showcased in America’s favorite beer commercials, Clydesdales are infamous.  The beauty of these iconic creatures have never ceased to amaze the community at large and the Mystic Irish Parade Foundation is happy to announce that these horses will be participating in this year’s renowned parade!



2018 Grand Marshals:

Bob & Rob Valenti

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15th Annual Mystic Irish Parade

Sunday, March 25th at 1pm

Congratulations 2017 Award Winners!

Best Irish Theme Float (min 10 partic.)
The Boathouse

Best Musical Unit
Westerly School Marching Band

Best Bagpipe Band
New London Fire Fighters Pipes & Drums

Best Color Guard
Bridgeport Police Department Honor Guard

Best Antique Vehicle
Westerly Firefighters Handtub

Best Youth Group
The Junior Colonial Fife and Drum Corps of Westbrook

Best Community Group
Mystic Garden Club

Best Fire Department Unit
Center Groton Fire Department

Best Law Enforcement Unit (inc Dept of Correc.)
Police Pipes & Drums of Waterbury

Best Military Unit
Navy Cadets

Ed Murphy Memorial Award
Stonington High School Marching Band

Larry Gemma Memorial Award
Newport Ancient Order of Hibernians Pipe and Drums

Best Newcomer
Misquamicut Fire Department + Ansonia Fire Department

Most Inspirational
Sales Up 4 Cancer/Mystic River Mudheads Sailing Club

Best Motorized
Hugo A Simonelli VFW Post #3263 Mysitc

Roughest & Toughest
Sailing Masters of 1812

Most Gregarious Unit
Friends of Mystic & Noank Library

Peoples Choice
Girl Scouts of Connecticut Lighthouse unit

Spirit of Mystic
Mystic Seaport