2019 Tucson St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival on March 17


Festival Schedule 2019

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.


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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).


  1. 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.

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