2021 Louisville St. Patrick’s Day Parade replaced with month-long event

The COVID-19 pandemic canceled last year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and it won’t be happening this year, either.

In its place there will be a Blarney on Baxter celebration where participants can embark on “an Irish journey” and punch their “passport” along the way.

The St. Patrick’s Parade passport can be downloaded online from louisvilleirish.com or the St. Patrick’s Parade Facebook page.

Participants will get a St. Patrick’s Day pint glass after having their passport punched in each participating location with the purchase of a meal and drink.

All completed passports dropped off at the “Hibernian Hall” on Saturday, March 14 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Its location will be revealed during parade week.

Prize baskets provided by parade sponsors will be drawn from all completed passports handed in.

The festivities start on Feb. 17 and end on March 13, the date of what would have been the original St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Shirts and pins from Blarney on Baxter will be available for sale on ParadeShirt.com, with all proceeds going directly to local charities supported by the Ancient Order of Hibernians and Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians.

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