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The 16th Annual Mystic Irish Parade
Will be held on Sunday, March 24th, 2019
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!

Arriving Tuesday, March 20th, and departing Monday, March 26th, this remarkable team of ten horses are making an appearance in Mystic, CT! They will be on display at Mystic Seaport during the week and visitors will be able to see the horses in person. On Sunday March 25th they will be stars too the entire Southeastern Connecticut community by marching in the Mystic Irish Parade.

“The Clydesdales are unforgettable. These are the horses that make appearances during the Super Bowl and they are in our local parade. It doesn’t get much better than bringing these classic animals to Mystic,” says Neil Ryan, Vice President of the Mystic Irish Parade Foundation.

These horses stand approximately six feet tall and on average, weigh two thousand pounds. Chestnut, brown or black in color, the Clydesdales are most known for the long, white hair growing around their ankles called feathering. These gentle giants have docile personalities, making them extremely family friendly.

Levine distributing, a major sponsor of the parade, was able to secure the Clydesdales for the parade and the Mystic Irish Parade Foundation worked with Mystic Seaport to host the Clydesdales during their stay. “The Clydesdales last visit to Mystic was 10 years ago and Mystic Seaport Hosted them at that time as well. The Seaport had a fantastic turn out and it was the largest parade in our 15 year history!” says Ryan

The Clydesdales will be housed in a temporary stable constructed on the grounds of Mystic Seaport. The Clydesdales will be available for viewing during their stay both before and after the parade. Specific viewing times and details will be make available in future releases.

In addition to the 15th annual parade on Sunday, March 25th, other events include the Mystic Irish Parade Dinner on March 9th, the Third Annual Mystic Irish 5K Road Race on March 17th and the Annual Raffle Drawing for a trip to Ireland on April 8th, 2018.