St. Augustine St. Patrick's Day Parade

St. Augustine, FL | Mar 14, 2015 @10:00 AM

The luck o' the Irish be with you at the St. Augustine St. Patrick's Day Parade, an annual celebration of the Emerald Isle's most revered saint. Lads and lasses from throughout Georgia and Florida, Savannah to Sarasota and beyond converge upon the Ancient City each year, donning their best greens. Did you know that the wearin' o' the green was outlawed in the 18th century England. Seen as a form of rebellion, wearing of shamrocks was a crime punishable by hanging. Irish folklore holds that St. Patrick used the three-leafed shamrock to explain the Christian doctrine of the Trinity to Irish polytheists. Patrick was born into a wealthy family and kidnapped from Roman Britain by Irish raiders in the fourth century. He eventually escaped back home, but returned in 432 to help Christianize Ireland. Today, St. Patricks Day parades are celebrated around the world - this one is a favorite part of the annual St. Augustine Celtic Festival, March 14, 2015 at 10 a.m. So bring your best mates and have a craic.

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0Parade Banner - Dan & Helen
1Color Guard - St John's County FireDedicated to the highest standards of professionalism in public safety and life-saving services with the commitment to serve, ability perform and courage to act.
2Grand Marshal-Pedro Menendez Pedro Menendez de Aviles y Alonso de la Campa has the recognition in St. Augustine of being this city's founder.
3Jerry Cameron - Official PartyAssistant Administrator of Community Services
4JFRD Pipes & DrumThe Jacksonville Fire & Rescue Pipes and Drums is a highland bagpipe band based in Jacksonville, Florida. Formed in 2012 and currently under the direction of Pipe Major Tim Elkins, this band is comprised of career firefighters from multiple agencies, police officers, and civilian volunteers. This band performs traditional highland music at memorials and ceremonies across the United States in addition to performing at local events and establishments. The JFRD Pipes and Drums band has recently had great success in the recording of its first album. Their motto is that of an old Gaelic saying, “Braithre thar Gach ni” ….. meaning “Brotherhood above all else”.
5Celtic FlagsThe 6 Celtic Nations as identified by the Celtic League are: Brittany, Scotland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Cornwall and Wales.
6St Augustine Spanish GarrisonThe Saint Augustine Garrison is a group of re-enactors who portray the life and times of the Spanish soldiers and their families in 1740s Colonial Spanish Saint Augustine. The Saint Augustine Garrison was created in July, 1984 by the Historic Florida Militia, Inc. a 501 (c) 3, Non-Profit Corporation. Their mission is to foster an understanding of the military and civilian history of early Spanish Florida through military demonstration, interpretive programs, portrayals and publications and to provide visitors of the Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Matanzas a trip back into time of 1740 Spanish Saint Augustine. Members of the Garrison are volunteers. Uniforms, weapons, crafts, clothing, tools, and period items are provided at their own expense. Extensive research has been devoted to historical accuracy in recreating 1740 period clothing and weapons used by the soldiers and their distaff. The Saint Augustine Garrison is very proud of the distinction of being named the Kings’ Guard. In 2001, King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sophia, then the reigning monarchs of Spain, visited Saint Augustine. During their visit King Juan Carlos I, in a proclamation, named the Saint Augustine Garrison his own personal guard. No other re-enactment group in the history of the United States has ever been bestowed such a distinguished honor, by a foreign head of state.
7Democratic Women's Club of SJCBring together, in common purpose the Democratic women of St. John's County. A platform to promote issues important to women, encourage women voters to become active particiipants in politics.
8Anastasia Mosquito Control DistrictAddressing public health by controlling vectors since 1948. We are here to serve you and help keep this community healthy, wealthy, and great.
9Marine Corp League CarsMembers of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps, banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy, voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Navy Chaplains and former Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Navy Chaplains and to their widows and orphans; and to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines.
10Oldest City Detachment, Marine Corps LeagueMembers of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps, banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy, voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Navy Chaplains and former Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Navy Chaplains and to their widows and orphans; and to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines.
11Jacksonville GhostbustersWe are the Jacksontville Ghostbusters. A local non-profit fan group with a love for the original Ghostbusters films. We're ready to believe you!
12Krewe of the 13/The Pirate StoreThe Krewe of 13 is a craftsman guild re-creating pirate clothing goods and weapons at the Pirate Store, doing charitable and good will events across Florida to help promote the "Golden Age" of piracy.
13Jacksonville RollergirlsThe Jacksonville Rollergirls enter their 10th season as the number 1 ranked team in Florida, and the number 15 team in the world. This year Jacksonville will host a Women's Flat Track Derby Association, Division 1 International tournament at the Prime Osborn Convention Center from September 18-20th. This will bring 10 of the world's best derby teams to Jacksonville to compete. You can watch the Jacksonville Rollergirls every Saturday night at 10:30pm on CW17. Or better yet, check us out LIVE! Go to www.jacksonvillerollergirls.com to purchase tickets and see our full schedule.
14Pedro Menendez High School Marching BandPedro Menendez High School is located south of historic St. Augustine, Florida. Our doors opened in the year 2000 with state of the art facilities serving the needs of 1500 students in St. Johns County. Our curriculum offers Academy Programs in the areas of Business, Health Science and Architectural and Building Sciences. The Advanced Scholars Program at Menendez gives students the option to participate in a rigorous program of Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment, and Honors Courses.
15St Johns River State College"Since 1958, SJR State has built a solid reputation as a full-service college dedicated to meeting the educational and workforce training needs of its Northeast Florida district. With campuses in Orange Park, Palatka and St. Augustine, SJR State is truly the community’s college, enriching a diverse population of students ranging in age from 16 to 60. SJR State continues its comprehensive educational role by expanding its services and programs while continuing its focus on the Associate in Arts (transfer) degree and more than 30 Associate in Science degrees and certificates. The College recently expanded its mission to include two baccalaureate degrees."
16Carre Academy of Irish DanceCarre Academy of Irish dance - please join a local Irish champianship dancer, Mychelle Carre, as she instructs fun and energentic classes in the traditional art of Irish Dancing for all ages and skill levels. Classes for children and adults. She is also available for shows and events.
17Center for Spiritual LivingThe Center for Spiritual Living St Augustine is a Spiritual Community of individuals seeking to support each other on the unfoldment of their spiritual path. We come together so that we may discover peace of mind, healing, inspiration, and live with a personal relationship with Spirit. Our community is dedicated to the unfoldment of each individual’s inner purpose, knowing that we are all on a path of self-realization of our spiritual divinity.
18St Augustine Yacht ClubToday the purpose of the St. Augustine Yacht Club is the same as it was in 1873, to promote boating and water related activities, cruising, sailing and racing. As it has for over 135 years, SAYC's Burgee, a white fortress on a red field, flies aboard all members yachts and high above the clubhouse of one of the oldest yacht clubs in America, the St. Augustine Yacht Club.
19PuroClean Emergency ServicesPuroClean Emergency Services of Jacksonville, The Paramedics of Property Damage, responds to building disasters within two hours or less 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. They do Water Extraction and Building Dryouts for floods, they do Fire Restoration, Mold Remediation, and Bio Hazard/Trauma Scene Clean ups. Owned by Wayne Terry, they are Fast, Friendly, Honest, and Reliable. Got Mold, have a flood, had a fire? Call PuroClean Emergency Services, Jacksonville, FL 904-573-3566, PuroCleanOfJax.Com (additional information: open since 2007, Franchisee of the year 2011, fourth largest PuroClean in the country 2013, in Jacksonville's Business Journal, A+BBB Member with no complaints)
20Karl the Grateful DogThis is Karl the grateful dog. Karl is a rescue dog he was rescued once but he has rescued thousands of people. Karl works with small children and at nursing homes. Karl does remarkable work. Karl has a book about his rescue and is available on Amazon.com. It is a children's book but we are all children at heart.
21St Augustine Tea Party, Inc.The SATP is a non-profit, educational group of volunteers that support veterans and education of the public about their constitutional rights. We are Not a political party and many of our members are Irish.
22St Augustine Assembly #42, Rainbow GirlsThe International Order of the Rainbow for Girls (IORG) is a Masonic youth service organization which teaches leadership training through community service. Girls (ages 11-20/21) learn about the value of charity and service through their work and involvement with their annual local and Grand (state or country) service projects. St Augustine Assembly #42 has been a downtown St Augustine organization for over 50 years. For membership information please contact Mother Advisor Sarah Jane Todd at toddsarah@bellsouth.net.
23Old City Oil DrippersVintage VW club - both air cooled and water cooled - we are a free car club and all of our proceeds go to the Spastic Paraplegia Foundation. We meet the last Saturday of every month at 10:00 am at the Ron Parker Park on Pope Road. Facebook page is oldcityoildrippers
24St Augustine SwashbucklersThe St Augustine Swashbucklers :  Community Minded and Charity Driven to help in anyway possible those who are in need of a supportive hand.  Started in 2001 by the Famed Joe Osteen, this crew has been working for 14 years now with organizations such as Make a Wish, Give Kids the World, Dreams Come True, the Cancer Society, Various Blood Drives, Preservation Organizations, Homeless and Food Shelters and the Betty Griffin House, just to name a few. The JEWEL in the Crown of this Pirate Crew’s Community Involvement is the Annual “Acquisition of Toys and Swag”, a Christmas Toy Drive that enters into its 4th year. The last 3 successful years of this toy drive have insured that 40 families and over 400 children have received the Joy of Pirate Christmas here in St Johns County. This Crew stands at the ready to assist their community in whatever is needed. Come out to the Celtic Festival on Francis Field and Support the festival and the St Augustine Swashbucklers as they Man one of the all-important libation stations for the weekend.
25Cherry Bomb Charmers Junior Roller DerbyThe Cherry Bomb Charmers are Orange Park, Florida's only junior roller derby team. The 50103, nonprofit, all -girl sports team engages in full contact competition bouts with other teams but are best defined as a recreational junior roller derby team.
26Bishop Moore Catholic High SchoolThe Black and Gold Brigade is a well traveled, award winning bankd. We have been to New York in 2006, 2014; Washington DC in 2010 and Dublin Ireland in 2000. In between years we travel to Savannah, GA with exception of Washington where we participated in Cherry Blossom Festival - all other cities were for St Patricks.
27USA National MissUSA National Miss is the #7 National Pageant system in the country. Titleholders from the State of Florida will appear riding in the "Red Train". Titles include: Sunshine State Junior Teen and Preteen.
28Ripleys Red TrainRipley's Red Train Tours! Since 1953, we've been St. Augustine’s ORIGINAL sightseeing train tour! Step off and re-board at your leisure at over 20 convenient stops for attractions, historic sites, restaurants, and shopping here in the “Nation’s Oldest City”. Ride the Red Trains for 3 consecutive days giving you plenty of time to see all that St. Augustine has to offer!
29St Augustine Easter Festival - Royal FamilyThe St Augustine Easter Festival carriage is provided by Murphy and Kelly McDaniels. Riding in the carriage is the 2015 Royal Family: Queen Marianna portrayed by Kerrie Alexander; King Juan Carlos portrayed by Joseph Solana; Princess Margarita Maria portrayed by Allison Carter. All three heritage natives can trace their lineage to the many families arriving in St Augustine after the city's founding on September 8th 1565. The Trio represents the Spanish Royal Family that commissioned the building of the Castillo De San Marcos in St Augustine Florida 1672. St Augustine will be celebrating their 450th birthday in September 2015.
30Coldwell Banker Premier Properties CarriageFrom The First Coast To The Space Coast...Coldwell Banker has you covered. Breathtaking scenery, historic old world charm and miles of coastal splendor. Dedicated to serving all coastal markets in Central and Northeast Florida with 6 beautiful locations to better fulfill your needs.
31Marine Corp League Color GuardMembers of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps, banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy, voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Navy Chaplains and former Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Navy Chaplains and to their widows and orphans; and to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines.
32Jacksonville Pipe & DrumsJacksonville Pipes and Drums Inc. is a Florida not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting greater public recognition and appreciation of the history, traditions, contributions, sacrifices, roles and missions of the men and women of Celtic Heritage. They offer free lessons for bagpipes and drums in hopes of sharing their love of Celtic music with their community. Jacksonville Pipes and Drums (formerly St Andrews Pipes and Drums) has been incorporated since 1984. As a proud member of the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association, they compete all over the southeast and recently took third place in the Sarasota Florida Highland Games Grade 5 pipe band competition. The band holds a strong commitment to playing traditional Irish and Scottish music for both public and private audiences. and has had the honor of welcoming His Royal Highness, Prince Edward while in Jacksonville as well as participating in the presence of the Archbishop of Canterbury, opening for Rod Stewart, and kicking off the University of North Florida commencement ceremonies. Visit jaxpipes.com for more information.
33Clans & Athletes
34Barley RepublicBarley Republic Irish Pub is located in historic downtown St. Augustine and offers great food, drinks and fun! This Irish bar and pub serves up traditional burgers and sandwiches as well as delicious Irish favorites like Shepherd’s Pie, Bangers and Mash, and Fish & Chips.
35Florida Forest Service/Smokey BearThe Florida Forest Service (FFS) consists of more than 1,250 dedicated employees with the mission to protect and manage the forest resources of Florida, ensuring that they are available for future generations.
36BT's Grill & Beer GardenMy pub crawls have been going on for about 8 years but it gained it's official "Dr. Scob" status in August of 2012 when we unexpectedly lost my brother, Dr. Rob Kenney aka "Scob Daddio Faja Doc BooBah ChinaMan". We held the First Annual at his house in Virginia Beach as a sort of wake for him. He had stumbled along with us on the, at that point unnamed crawl in March 2012 and was the life of the party. Now we celebrate his zest for life as often as possible!  Dr. Scob's daughter, Kristen Ray has a non-profit organization, Malaika for LIFE the proceeds from which are used to purchase Malaria medication and sent to Africa. Kristen started this effort after having contracted malaria herself while in Tanzania and learned it costs $10 to cure someone, yet thousands die from malaria every day. Dr. Scob was very proud of Kristen as we all are. So, a portion of our pub crawl fee will be donated to Malaika for Life. 
37Ancient City PrivateersThe ACP is St Augustine's only 501c3 Pirate organization. We present the annual St Augustine Priate Gathering every November. USA Today voted our event the #5 out of 500 Pirate Festival in the Nation.
38Cathedral Parish SchoolCathedral Parish School, Early Education Center, and St Joseph Academy, offering a seamless Catholic Education from Pre-K through 12th grade. Registering for the 2015-2016 school year now, please contact us for more information.
39Irish Sail LadyCustom Sail made by Irish Sail Lady - she will meet all of your boating needs and is located on Riberia Street by the distillary.
40US Coast Guard Color GuardThe U.S. Coast Guard is one of the five armed forces of the United States and the only military organization within the Department of Homeland Security. Since 1790 the Coast Guard has safeguarded our Nation's maritime interests and environment around the world. The Coast Guard is an adaptable, responsive military force of maritime professionals whose broad legal authorities, capable assets, geographic diversity and expansive partnerships provide a persistent presence along our rivers, in the ports, littoral regions and on the high seas. Coast Guard presence and impact is local, regional, national and international. These attributes make the Coast Guard a unique instrument of maritime safety, security and environmental stewardship.
41Ancient City Pipes & DrumsThe Ancient City Pipes & Drums, is based near the nation's oldest city, St. Augustine, Florida. The Ancient City Pipes & Drums is based in the City of Palm Coast since 2011. We are Americans with roots in Scotland and Ireland. Our purpose is to promote and share our culture, heritage and love of bagpipe and drum music with the local community.
42US Coast Guard AuxiliaryFlotilla 14-7 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is the local St. Augustine unit of the Auxiliary. Created by Congress 75 years ago, the Coast Guard Auxiliary is the volunteer civilian arm or force-multiplier of the Coast Guard, supplementing all activities and operations of the Coast Guard except law enforcement. These activities include surface and airborne search and rescue, professional-level member training, public education, and courtesy vessel examination. The Coast Guard Auxiliary Operational Facility Van-Ish-3, shown here today is one of Flotilla 14-7’s most active facilities in our Area of Operations.
43Flagler College SGAWe are the Flagler College Student Government Association and we are the voice of the students.
44Squad 7 of the 501st (Five-oh-first) LegionThe 501st Legion is a non-profit, Star Wars-themed costuming organization with over 10 thousand members world - wide and raises millions of dollars for charity every year. Squad 7 is athe local unit, based in Jacksonville.
45Legacy Irish Dance AcademyLegacy Irish Dance Academy, under the direction of Patty Darrah, is a newly formed dance academy. Patty is a world champion Irish Dancer and teaches children ages 5 though 19. The studio is located in Jacksonville Beach at the Polly B Dance Studios and the dancers are available for events.
46All Horses
47The Florida Cracker Horse AssociationThe Florida Cracker Horse Association (FCHA) was organized in 1989, and tasked with searching for the remnant herds of Cracker Horses. A registry was established and foundation animals were registered based on their history and external type; 31 cracker horses were registered and blood typed for the foundation stock. A stringent application of the rules has resulted in a very consistent breed. Today, the Florida Cracker Horse is promoted as a valuable and vital part of Florida's heritage and is still quite rare. Today over 800 horses have been registered.
48ShamrockettesHorse enthusiasts and St Patrick's Day celebrants
49Camping World of St AugustineCamping World of St. Augustine Florida, America's Largest RV Dealership selling New and used RVs, Travel Trailers, Motorhomes and 5th Wheels. The name you trust with over 85 dealers nationwide providing RV Parts, RV Service and RV Accessories. We are your local Florida RV Dealer.
50FirefightersThis group of retired New York City Fire Dept retirees have retired and relocated to many areas of central and northern Florida. Approximately, 10 of these group members are very proud to call St Augustine home.
51St Johns County Fire Trucks Dedicated to the highest standards of professionalism in public safety and life-saving services with the commitment to serve, ability perform and courage to act.
52St Augustine Fire Trucks"The Mission of the St Augustine Fire Department is to protect the lives and property of its citizens from losses resulting from fire, medical and other disasters by providing progressive and responsive service in the areas of public education, fire suppression, fire safety inspections, code enforcement, emergency medical services, confined space rescue, water rescue and emergency preparedness in a cost-effective manner with the maximum utilization of available resources by a highly trained and equipped team of professional firefighters. "