Sunday 19th March, 1pm
Huddersfield Irish Centre, 86 Fitzwilliam Street, HD1 5BB.
11.00 am Parade Mass – St. Patrick’s Church
11.00 am Floats to assemble in position, Stewards to sign outside The Irish Centre
12.00 pm –1.10 pm Pre-Parade Festival at Market Place with Nipper
12.00 pm Warm-up music outside Irish Centre and Saint Patrick’s Club
Face Painting & Balloon Distribution at the Irish Centre
Groups to assemble and identify their position
12.30 pm Briefing for stewards walking in the procession – Gazebo by IC main gates
All floats and groups to be in their allocated position & ready
12.55 pm Pipe Band to play A Nation Once Again – directly across from the Irish Centre
1.00 pm PARADE START: Main Flag Party begin the march from the Irish Centre
1.10pm Town Crier, Vic Watson, welcomes the Parade at Market Place
1.45 – 2.15pm Display of ‘The Fiddle, The Drum and The Open Road’ at St George’s Square
Photos available with Terry the Terrier
2.30 pm Parade Finish: Pipe Band to play Irish National Anthem in front of Irish Centre
Birmingham Pipers, Sean Leonard, Jesse Garron and lots more entertainment at Saint Patrick’s Club
Post Parade Entertainment at The Irish Centre:
2.45 – 3.30 pm DJ Chris
3.30 – 4.00pm Cassidy Irish Dancers
4.00pm – 5.30pm Celtic Duo (Live Irish Music)
5.30-7.30 pm DJ Chris - Family/Children’s Disco
7.30-8.30 pm Interval (All Children kindly requested to vacate The Irish Centre)
8.30 pm-12.30am DJ Chris Irish Disco, selection of tunes for all - FINISH
The Parade will start & finish at the Irish Centre, following a 1.5 mile circular route through the Town Centre, taking approximately 1 hour.
The RIGHT HAND ROW of the line-up facing down Fitzwilliam Street will set off FIRST.
The LEFT HAND ROW of the line-up facing down Fitzwilliam Street will then follow on BEHIND.