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  1. When is the Parade?
    The Parade is Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 1 p.m.

  2. What is the route of the Parade and the best places to view it?
    The Parade Route begins at Fourth & Rock in downtown Little Rock, passing Dugan’s Irish Pub at Third & Rock, travels east on Third, turning north on Sherman, then west on President Clinton Blvd through River Market. The Parade will cross the Arkansas River via the Main Street Bridge, passing Cregeen’s Irish Pub, and traveling through the Argenta Arts District, ending at Sixth & Main in North Little Rock. The three best viewing and performance areas for the Parade are Third Street, River Market and Argenta.

  3. What groups are headlining the Parade this year?
    Parade headliners will be announced soon.

  4. What other entries will the Parade include?
    The Parade will also feature clowns, Irish Wolfhounds, antique cars, decorative floats and more!

  5. Who is the Grand Marshall of this year’s parade?
    The Grand Marshal of the 2014 St. Patrick's Day Parade is Mary Rose Fansler, longtime member of the Irish Cultural Society of Arkansas and Founder and President of the O'Donovan School of Irish Dance (www.odonovandance.com). Mary Rose has served as emcee of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade for many years.

  6. Will there be any entertainment after the parade?
    Following the Parade will be “Dancing at the Crossroads”. This event will feature musical performances from the two marching bagpipe bands and traditional Irish dance performances by the McCafferty and O’Donovan Schools of Irish Dance.

  7. What organization will benefit from the Parade this year?
    The Parade will benefit the Arkansas Rice Depot. Parade participants and spectators are invited to bring at least one canned or non-perishable food item to donate.

  8. Which organization coordinates the Parade?
    The Parade is coordinated by the Irish Cultural Society of Arkansas (ICSA) as a fun, free community service event for the residents of central Arkansas and is intended to celebrate cultural diversity in Arkansas. Founded in 1996, the Society, which is a 501 ( c ) 3 not-for-profit organization, provides programs demonstrating aspects of the culture of Ireland for the education of Arkansans, many of whom have ancestors from one of the seven Celtic nations. For more information visit the website: www.IrishArkansas.org.

  9. Which organization is the presenting sponsor of the Parade this year?
    For the third consecutive year, The North Little Rock Visitors Bureau is Presenting Sponsor of the 2014 St. Patrick's Day Parade.

  10. What is the weather forecast for Parade Day?
    Check back closer to the day.

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