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The Beale Street St. Patrick's Day Parade

Annual St. Patty's Parade on Beale


The Beale Street St. Patrick's Day Parade
Photo by Harmony Stewart

The annual Beale Street St. Patrick’s Day parade happens on the Saturday nearest to the actual holiday.  It begins at 4:00 p.m. and proceeds down Beale Street to a crowd of onlookers vying for beads and candy.

Memphis organizations and celebrities (such as the Boll Weevils and Silky Sullivan), are among the caravan of marching bands, scooter clubs, leprechauns, and others that get the crowd going. 

The beads and beer are green, and it’s a fun time for kids and big kids, alike.

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