The 54th Annual Sons and Daughters of Erin St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival has been around dating back in the 1960’s. The festivities will take place at the Water Street District located in Henderson, Nevada. This community staple and beloved tradition will begin on March 13th starting at 6:00 p.m. and will come to an end on March 15th.
Hosted by the Southern Nevada Sons and Daughters of Erin, a non-profit organization that is open to individuals who have an interest in promoting Irish heritage, the festival will include traditional Irish cuisine, live entertainment, games, folkloric dances, multiple vendors, a carnival for ages, a vintage car show and a parade full of floats and a wide range of community groups.
This year’s theme is “The Leprechauns Made Me Do It,” community members are invited to bring the entire family including our furry friends. They’re encouraged to come in green or traditional Irish clothing. Though admission to the festival is free, some activities such as the carnival rides require tickets that can be purchased during the celebration.
The lineup for activities will include Scariff Lockller School of Irish Dance, Angry Brians, Scoll Rinca Ni Riada Irish Dance, St. Baldrick’s Head Shaving, Locals, Wiskey Fiddlers, Jig Lessons with Dona Brown and Julie Langille, Killian’s Angels, Brick Top Blaggers, Finnegan’s Wake and an Irish whiskey tasting contest.
Similar to last year’s festivities a portion of the proceeds will be donated to St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the festival’s official charity which is dedicated to funding children’s cancer research.