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The 15th Annual Beach Bistro St. Patrick's Day Parade is Coming!
The 15th Annual Beach Bistro St. Patrick's Day Parade is Coming!

On Sunday, March 18, the Beach Bistro will proudly host the Beach Bistro's 15th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on Anna Maria Island.

The parade is scheduled to start at 4 p.m., beginning at Eat Here on the corner of Marina and Gulf Drive and ending on North Palm Drive and 79th Street at roughly 5:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public and Anna Maria Island residents (Irish or otherwise) are invited to participate. The slow-strolling parade attracts upwards of 15,000 celebrants each year and features area marching bands, pipe bands, musicians and colorful floats as well as charming wee folk dressed as leprechauns.

Recent parades were led by Parade Marshalls and World War Two veterans Mr. Sam Castelli and Mr. Jim Gabaree. This year's feature presentation is Judy, the Parade Elephant led by her companion of over forty years, Mr. Bones. (And yes, Omar will be there too.)

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