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Panhandles’ largest St Patrick’s Parade and Festival adds Grand Marshal and America’s Got Talent Finalists
Santa Rosa Beach FL – The 7th Annual 30a St Patrick’s Parade and Festival has added syndicated talk show host Burnie Thompson as Grand Marshal, and America’s Got Talent finalists, Lightwire Theater, to the entertainment lineup.
Burnie hosts “The Burnie Thompson Show” on Talk Radio 101.1 FM weekdays from 11-2; and Fox 28 WPGX Television Sunday nights at 9:30. Broadcasting from the Liberty Lounge Studio to more than a dozen markets in the Sunshine State.
The parade expects 50 floats and parade entries, in all shapes and sizes. Parade lineup begins at 3.00pm Saturday March 16th on 30a and heads 4 miles west, ending at Gulf Place, where the festivities continue. Texas based Celtic Rock band Cleghorn headline the entertainment that includes the Drake School of Irish Dance.
Stick around after dark for a sneak preview of the Northwest Florida Ballet’s upcoming performance, Lightwire: The Show! Patrons will have the chance to get an up-close-and-personal taste of the magic behind the America’s Got Talent Finalists show before its big premiere on April 5th.
“South Walton visitors and residents are incredibly supportive of local events, and the 30a St Patrick’s Parade and Festival is no exception, said Paul Vizard, event founder. Our parade entrants are higher than previous years, our festival vendor spaces are filling up, and more sponsors are contacting to be involved.”
The Best in Parade perpetual trophy is up for grabs for the best decorated cars trucks or floats.
Festival goers can purchase commemorative T shirts, experience arts and crafts, including knitted jewelry, wood carving, face painting, and of course a variety of food and drinks such as green beer and corned beef and cabbage. A few vendor table and tent spaces are still available, and businesses are encouraged to sponsor, details at http://www.30aparade.com
The Annual 30a St Patrick’s Parade and Festival is the largest celebration in NW Florida of Ireland’s St. Patrick. The parade commences on Scenic 30a March 15th at 3pm and ends at Gulf Place in Dune Allen beach, where premier Irish Dancers and Celtic Band “Cleghorn” will perform. For details visit http://www.30aparade.com