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Since 1968, the Delray Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade
has been Florida’s premiere parade.

Parade Details
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History

The Delray Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade is an annual hometown tradition that began in 1968 with an Irish local pub owner by the name of Maury Power, who took a stroll down Atlantic Avenue with his Shillelagh and a green pig and declared it “My own parade.”

The parade is run by a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, Code 3 Events, Inc., and has over 30 other nonprofit groups and organizations showcased in the parade. The parade highlights our local nonprofits; businesses, schools, civic organizations, veterans; Emergency Service personnel including police officers, firefighters, and EMS from all across the United States, and as far away as Belgium, Ireland, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, and France.

The citizens of Delray Beach continue to enjoy and support their St Patrick’s Day Parade in bringing a sense of community unity and presenting a positive role model image for children. The uniformed multi-national Emergency Service ambassadors are blended in with the rest of society. The event has evolved and grown over the years to become Florida’s premiere hometown parade!

Code 3 Events in the Community

Learn how the St. Patrick’s Day Parade produced by Code 3 Events has impacted the community!

Rob Steele, Old School Square
Chief Dave Downey, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue
Kirsten Stevens, The Kannico Agency
Nancy J. Fine, First Presbyterian Church of Delray Beach

History of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Since around the ninth or 10th century, people in Ireland have been observing the Roman Catholic feast day of St. Patrick on March 17. Interestingly, however, the first parade held to honor St. Patrick’s Day took place not in Ireland but in the United States. On March 17, 1762, Irish soldiers serving in the English military marched through New York City. READ MORE

Board

John Fischer, President
Traci Moore, Vice President
Susan Uncapher, Secretary

Mission

Our nonprofit organization’s goal is to support the community, charitable groups, civic groups, and service organizations.

We Support

Veterans and First Responders
Children’s Programs
Health and Well-Being