South Florida Irish Community Celebrates the 34th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival 3/10/12

South Florida Irish Community Celebrates the 34th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival
Saturday, March 10th from high noon till 6 p.m.
Fred B. Hartnett Ponce Circle Park
2800 Ponce de Leon Boulevard
Carol Gables, FL
www.emeraldsocietysfl.com
admission to the Festival is free and open to all

The Greening Of The Gables
The South Florida Irish Community invites everyone to join a traditional Celtic celebration at the 34th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival

Entertainment will be provided by Avalon featuring the popular Irish singer and harpist, Tricianne Garrihy; The Paddy Kelleghan Band; The C.O.D Band, and by the St. Andrew Bagpipe Band. In addition, Irish dancers from the Breffni Academy of Dance led by Michael O’Hara will provide plenty of fancy stepping and gravity-defying leaps. Lovely participants of The Miss Colleen Pageant will be showcased on stage.

Holding to the belief that “Everyone is a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day,” The St. Patrick’s Day Committee has combined family-oriented entertainment and a variety of palate-pleasing delectables such as traditional corned beef & cabbage and authentic Irish soda bread, as well as a wide array of spirits and other beverages including Irish whisky and Irish stout. The festival will also include many children’s activities, including the Leprechaun Corner, face painting, a giant slide, and the very popular rock-climbing wall. A wide variety of Irish crafts will be available for sale by high quality vendors.

This is the thirteenth year the Festival has been held in Coral Gables at Fred B. Hartnett Ponce Circle Park. The site of the Festival is named for former Coral Gables Mayor, the late Fred B. Hartnett, a long-time member of The Emerald Society.

For the past 34 years, the St. Patrick’s Day Committee has organized a St. Patrick’s Day Parade or Festival. The event is produced by the St. Patrick’s Day Committee, Inc. with the support of the City of Coral Gables, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor and the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners.

Caption for Photograph: Dancers from the Breffni Academy of Dance

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