Each year on the Saturday closest to St Patrick’s Day, Christiansted becomes a sea of green with revelers taking to the streets for a day of celebrating St Croix’s Irish Connection with the annual St Croix St Patrick’s Parade.
The St Croix St Patrick’s Day Parade got its official start in 1969 when a group of local businessmen got together on March 17th and started to talk about local celebrations. They wondered why an island that celebrates with any excuse, didn’t have an official St Paddy’s celebration. So, they took matters into their own hands, got a flatbed and a piano, and drove through the streets of Christiansted singing Irish and local songs. Today, that tradition has grown into the annual parade and after-party featuring bands on floating stages and throughout the town. During the parade, local majorette troupes, high school bands and carnival troupes tramp through the streets celebrating their Irish Caribbean Heritage on an island full of Armstrongs, O’Bryans, O’Neales, O’Reillys, and more.
The day begins with early breakfast parties as parade goers make their way to town for the parade. And the festivities continue after the parade with live music in downtown bars with the main activity along the Christiansted Boardwalk. You’ll find a list of entertainers on our main St Croix Events Calendar.
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