New Orleans is maybe not the first place you think of to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, but if you experience it yourself, it might just take precedence over other cities in your mind!
The Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Club will sponsor it’s annual mass and parade, which starts at noon at St. Mary’s Assumption Church (2030 Constance Street) and is followed by the parade at 1 p.m. The parade starts at the intersection of Felicity Street and Magazine and goes on from Jackson Avenue to St. Charles Avenue to Louisiana Avenue to Magazine Street, ending on Jackson Ave. You will likely spy flying cabbages and potatoes along with the beads and dubloons!
The fin continues the next day at the Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Club Block party, featuring Irish music, dancers, food, arts and crafts and,of course, lots of beer. Find the party at the Annunciation Square Playground from 10 am to 6pm. Proceeds from the block party benefit St. Michael’s Special School.
The parade and block party are an Irish New Orleans tradition going back more than 60 years. Stay with us at 1896 O’Malley House for a fully Irish experience!