11:15 AM- Out of Kilters
12:15 PM- Opening Ceremony with Tucson St. Patrick’s Day Committee President John Murphy & Guest Emcee David Fitzsimmons featuring Tucson & District Pipe Band
12:30 PM- Nancy McCallion & Friends
1:45 PM- Maguire Academy of Irish Dance
2:15 PM- Wide Awake– U2 Tribute Band
3:45 PM- Celtic Steps
4:15 PM- Puca & The Wild Ones
5:00 PM- Closing Ceremony
Carolyn’s note: I love it when this Tucson parade & festival falls on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. What a lot of green-themed fun it is in downtown Tucson. May of the luck of the Irish be with you on St. Patrick’s Day. Remembering my Irish Catholic friends of Connecticut & Massachusetts, the late Alice Brown’s family of five men: Leo (deceased), Bill, Chris, Alan, & Paul.
I was remiss in not posting my comments on the St. Patrick’s Day parade and festival on Sunday, St. Patrick’s Day. Thousands of revelers were there at Armory Park and along Stone Ave. for the parade which took about 1/2 hour. Mayor Rothschild and Councilman Fimbres were in the parade. Then MC David Fitzsimmons welcomed the crowd, with bagpipes at the festival tent. I chose to eat a corned beef sandwich & fries, from one of the booths. Entertainment continued till 5 p.m. but I left early for a movie at the Loft. That night we walked along 4th Avenue where there were more party-goers in green.