Welcome to Thursday ‘s Road trip time – and today we are in Baton Rouge,La at the annual St Patrick Day Parade ! This year it will be this Saturday but I have highlights from last year parade and Run. So come have fun! And if you are new to the area spend some time in our Capital City. Lisa
Parade History for the Wearin’ of the Green, St. Patrick’s Day Parade: 35th Anniversary
The first Wearin’ of the Green, St Patrick’s Day Parade rolled on March 13, 1986. Parade History in the making. Antique cars, convertibles, twirlers, scouts, close friends and family made their way down to Zee Zee Gardens pub from City Park Golf Course. Blessed with a sunny day, Pat Shingleton began his day with an Irish breakfast and started his annual tradition of walking with family at the end of the parade.
It was a year earlier when he and his wife, Mabyn, were visiting his hometown when they finalized their purchase of ZeeZee Gardens Pub with two friends* and brother, Kevin. As Shingleton watched the St. Patrick’s Day Parade line-up on the Boulevard of the Allies in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, his parade vision began to crystallize. ZeeZee’s would become synonymous with the parade being the primary place for meetings. In the years that followed, Krewe Captain Safety meetings were held at the Our Lady of Mercy Parish Activity Center and the East Baton Rouge School Board Office. In 2015, Safety Information for the Krewes went online. You’ll find this parade rich with green and white and customized Mardi Gras type beads.http://www.wearinofthegreen.com/ParadeHistory
Great opportunity to run a community fun run and race on the last mile of the historic Wearin’ of the Green St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Baton Rouge. Welcome to the 3rd annual Wearin’ of the Green 5K Shamrock Run! The 5K Certified Course (3.1 miles) starts and ends at Moreau Physical Therapy on Perkins Road in Baton Rouge. You must be able to run or walk 3.1 miles in under one hour. The Wearin’ of the Green, St. Patrick’s Day Parade rolls immediately after the run. This run is going to be so much fun! Definitely Wear Your Green!
WELCOME TO Baton Rouge, LOUISIANA’S CAPITAL CITYhttps://www.visitbatonrouge.com/
Home of all things Louisiana and with a prime, central location—just an hour away from New Orleans and Lafayette—Baton Rouge is the perfect city to explore the eclectic culture of this amazing state. Nicknamed the Red Stick Baton Rouge houses over 300 years of history much of which can be tasted in our food , seen in our unique architecture and learned through our unique art and culture scene. Enjoy Southern hospitality at its finest at one our luxury hotels for a relaxing trip after exploring everything that Baton Rouge has to offer. Residing near the mighty Mississippi River the Capital City
has views for the picture-perfect vacation for you, your friends and your family!