News Release

Henderson Celebrates Luck of the Irish with St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival

Annual Celebration Set for March 15-17 in the Water Street District
February 28, 2019
Henderson, Nev. – The historic Water Street District in Henderson will turn into a sea of green for the 53rd Annual Southern Nevada Sons & Daughters of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival. The celebration takes place from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on March 15; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on March 16; and noon to 7 p.m. on March 17 at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St. Admission is free. Some activities may require purchased tickets, which are available onsite.

Once again, there will be festivities for people of all ages and interests. The family-friendly event includes:
A carnival with fun, new rides
Car show, presented by the Boulder City Cruisin Association
Live performances by Irish bands and Celtic dancers, including the L.A.-based Ploughboys, who will perform for the first time at the festival.

The parade, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. until noon on March 16, is one of the largest 
St. Patrick’s Day parades in the region. It features more than 100 colorful entries, festive floats and community groups.

The Southern Nevada Sons & Daughters of Erin have kept the Irish heritage alive in Southern Nevada for more than half of a century. Not only does the St. Patrick’s Day event share Irish traditions and culture with the community, it also is one of the organization’s largest fundraisers, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the event’s official charity, St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which is dedicated to funding childhood cancer research. Attendees can participate in the foundation’s “Sham ‘Rock the Bald’ and Roll’’ head-shaving event on March 16 from 
2 p.m.-4 p.m. on the Henderson Events Plaza.

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