Parade day is almost here and Patch has rounded up all the important stuff you need to know. We’ve got start times, places to eat, drink or just hang out. Did we miss something? Let us know in the comment section.
The parade kicks off at noon, Route 25a will close to traffic at 11 a.m. Parking for marchers will be at William T. Rogers Middle School on Old Dock Road.
According to organizers, transport buses will be available from RJO to the step off location from 9:30 am to 11:30 a.m. Step off place is the corner of Lou Avenue and Pulaski Road. The cutting of the parade ribbon will be done by Grand Marshal, Gerry Creighton.
The parade will begin at the corner of Lou Avenue and Pulaski Road and will proceed to Main Street, to Church Street, to Old Dock road and will end at William T. Rogers Middle School.
The St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee will give an award to the Best Parade Float and a plaque for the storefront that shows off its Kings Park Pride and St. Patrick's Day best.
By the Numbers
75- Age of Grand Marshal- Gerry Creighton. Number of children-5, Grandkids- 9
3-Irish Step Dancing Groups
55- degrees expected for high temperature on Saturday.
7,500-9,000- estimated crowd at last year's parade