Were you planning to check out the parade this weekend? What parade? The 29th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade of course! Brought to you by the Irish Congress of California, this yearly parade features an Irish festival at the parade’s end to keep the party going all day! The SDRD will be skating in this year’s event and we want to see you there! The parade starts at 11 am and begins at 6th & Juniper at Balboa Park. The route goes up 5th Ave. to Upas St. and then returns down 6th Ave. ending at Laurel St. where you find the festival! The festival hosts a Kid’s Zone, Celtic Village, two beer gardens, and two entertainment stages featuring performances by; The Xceptions, Tony Cummins, “The Blokes” Irish Band, Brian Baynes, The Shamrockers, plus Irish dancing & more! Visit stpatsparade.org for more info, timetables, and maps! There’s a free tram that will take you to the parade and festival so you don’t have to fight the traffic! They’ve thought of everything!