St. Patrick's Day Parade Information for our Dance FAMILIES

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Important Parade Information

Parade is Sat March 16,2019  

Arrival Time: 10:15AM

Parade Start Time: NOON

We are so excited to have you join us at the Parade! Please read the info below & plan to join us at our SCHOOL PARTY afterwards at the Elder Tree Pub!


  • All Atlanta Irish Dance Students MUST be accompanied by an adult during the parade.

  • Only Students may ride on the parade float.  If you have family members who are unable to walk the entire distance (>1 mi.), don't worry! We have a BC CHEER Section!  See below.

  • You can pass things out to the crowd, but NO THROWING ANY OBJECTS into the crowd!


  • If possible, please use MARTA.  Get off at the ARTS CENTER Station (Red & Gold Lines), just 2 blocks from our starting spot!  

  • Drivers:  See Info about parking here.  

  • Road Closures: HERE

Where to GO:

CLICK HERE: REVIEW THIS MAP! (the yellow highlight is a good drop off zone) When you arrive, please report to the WHEELS #1 AREA in the Marshaling Area at 10:15 AM SHARP.  That Marshaling Area is located on Peachtree St. between 16th St. & West Peachtree.  **Our Unit Number is Unit 16.  Volunteers will meet you upon arrival to direct you.

What to WEAR:

  • Students- Costume & Tennis Shoes (Bring Dance Shoes for Later but leave them in the Car!!).  NO WIGS.  Hair clean & half up with Burke Connolly Headband.   Plan to wear poodle socks.  If it’s Cold we will email Friday Night for girls to wear Opaque Black Tights instead of poodle socks. You may also wear hats and/or gloves, but we are trying not to cover up the Costumes. Key words : LAYER UNDER!!! 

  • Parents-  Your Black or Green Atlanta Irish Dance or Burke Connolly Tee w/Jeans or Black Pants. If it’s Cold---wear a Long-Sleeved Black T-shirt or Turtleneck UNDER the Tees.  You may also wear hats and/or gloves, but try not to cover up the T-shirts. Layer!!

What to BRING:
Bring SNACKS and DRINKS while waiting in the Marshaling area. We will use marshaling time to practice our parade performances and also just have fun!

This event is RAIN OR SHINE.  If the forecast predicts rain, please bring a clear poncho for you and your dancers!! We love you, but we cannot provide ponchos for close to 100 people. :)


The Parade Begins at NOON. Atlanta Irish Dance Spectators are gathering at the corner of Peachtree Street & 7th Street to cheer us on.  (Get off at the MIDTOWN Marta Station, walk East on 10th St., Turn Right on Peachtree, and walk 3 blocks to 7th Street). This is just 2 blocks from the end of the parade for easy meet up with your parade walkers!     

Please let us know if you have any questions.  This is going to be a really fun event!! 

We look forward to seeing you at the Parade SATURDAY, March 16th!  This is one of the best events of the year!

Route Map HERE

Road Closures HERE