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The 14th Annual Mystic Irish Parade
Will be held on Sunday, March 19th, 2017
Parade kicks off at 1:00 p.m.

Parade Information

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you all

In celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day and the Mystic Irish Parade in year thirteen, thank you for joining us this parade day, with Irish spirit and tons of green!

Welcome ALL to the 13th Annual Mystic Irish Parade in downtown Mystic!

The Mystic Irish Parade Foundation has reveled in Irish spirit all month long in preparation of the annual parade day! Over a decade ago, a few of friends joined together to celebrate their Celtic heritage. In an effort to continue their good spirit and cultural traditions with their beloved community, they decided to start planning what is now the most renowned parade in Eastern CT and one of the best in the state!

The Mystic Irish Parade Foundation continues to celebrate each year as an 100% volunteer driven organization, supported by team members dedicated to promoting Irish heritage and organizing a spectacular parade for the community! The MIPF is a registered 501c3 nonprofit and all donations are tax deductible.

Each year, a sliver of Ireland is brought to the small town of Mystic, Connecticut and friends & family from near and far celebrate together in support of the Mystic Irish Parade Foundation! This organization is composed of an outstanding team of local residents, business leaders and community volunteers. The dedicated team plans, executes and delivers an unforgettable Mystic Irish Parade that has transformed into Mystic’s largest single day celebration!

Kicking off at 1:00 pm, the parade, extending from the Mystic Seaport Museum to the Mystic Art Association, Grand Marshal Father Tom Hoar of Ender’s Island will lead 2,200 local community members while they march alongside creatively designed floats and dance to the Celtic music echoing throughout the village while over 32,000 supporters cheer and celebrate the day!

The 2016 Mystic Irish Parade will be host to outstanding pipe bands, more than any other parade in the state, as well as fife & drum units and high school area marching bands! Better yet, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers are back! The Red Hot Chilli Pipers are the most famous bagpipe band internationally, with an ensemble of pipers, guitarists, keyboards and drummers. With groundbreaking fusion of traditional Irish music and rock anthems, they are sure to make this year’s parade the best yet!

The parade, funded by proceeds from events, the generosity of local business sponsorships and individual sale of raffle tickets, is an annual celebration that has become a community wide cultural tradition. Surplus funds from the Mystic Irish Parade are donated to local charities in the area. A sincere thank you to the parade’s sponsors, volunteers, and most importantly…

Thank YOU for joining us at the 13th Annual Mystic Irish Parade! It is YOU, family & friends, that make this parade possible! Enjoy the festivities and cheers to future parades to come!

Neil Ryan

Vice President, Mystic Irish Parade Foundation