Lexington Celebrates St. Patrick

Posted by Turf Town Properties on Monday, March 9th, 2020 at 1:20pm.

Who was St. Patrick?

Saint Patrick was the patron saint of Ireland. He is credited with spreading Christianity throughout Ireland. Hence the Christian celebration of his life and name.

St. Patrick’s Day is officially observed on March 17th each year, though celebrations may not be limited to this date. The significance of March 17th is that it’s said to be the date of St. Patrick’s death in the late 5th century.

Why is the Shamrock associated with St. Patrick’s Day?

Legend says St. Patrick used its three leaves to explain the Holy Trinity in his teachings. However, there is no direct record that Saint Patrick actually used the shamrock as a teaching tool.


The Lexington St. Patrick’s Parade is Saturday, March 14th.

This is a free, family-friendly festival in Downtown Lexington. The St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival is the longest-running citywide civic event in Lexington and is produced by Lexington Parks and Recreation  and is sponsored by the Bluegrass Irish Society.

The Shamrock Shuffle begins at 8 a.m. to benefit Lexington Habitat for Humanity. 

The annual “Blessing of the Keg” at the Alltech Kentucky Ale tent is at 10:45 a.m at the Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza

The parade begins at 1 p.m. and follows Main Street from Midland Avenue to Mill Street.

 At 11:30 a.m. McTeggart Irish Dancers begin

12 p.m. -The Bold Roberts perform

1 p.m. - The 41st Annual Alltech Lexington St. Patrick’s Parade begins 

2 p.m. - William Sutherland Reid Pipes & Drums

2:30 p.m. - Watch the Lexington Irish Dancers

3:00 p.m. - Kentucky United Pipes & Drums 

3:30 p.m. - Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones play. This free performance will be at Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza.

5:00 p.m. - Liam’s Fancy finishes off the day's festivities

For additional information visit https://lexingtonstpatsparade.org/


By: Jennifer Gow

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