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Don’t miss Indy’s 41st annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Friday is the 41st annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Indianapolis, so put on your best Irish garb — including kilts and leprechaun outfits — and head downtown.

The parade will start at 11:30 a.m. on North Street between Meridian and Pennsylvania Streets.

The family-friendly parade is made up of Irish-themed floats and helium balloons, marching bands, music, Irish dancers, catholic schools, Irish organizations, local companies, and non-profits with St. Patrick’s Day themes, according to event organizers, The Athletic Club Foundation.

There will also be plenty of opportunities to enjoy Irish food, music, and culture.

A tent party kicks off at 9:30 a.m. on North Street with live music, food trucks, and a beer truck. Grab a bite, a brew, and do a jig or two until 3 p.m.

There’s a free heated tent that is open to the public on North Street between Meridian and Pennsylvania. Adults can expect Irish music including “Highland Reign,” a Scots-American folk-rock band, along with U2 cover band, A Beautiful Day.

The event will move forward rain-or-shine unless there’s a major unexpected weather event that creates an unsafe environment such as high wind, organizers say.

More information is available here: Indianapolis Saint Patrick’s Day | The Athletic Club Foundation.