Friday, March 22, 2019

St. Paddy's Day Parade Route Announced

The city of Jackson issued the following statement and map.




Pascagoula Street will close at 6:30am to prepare for the Children’s Parade and Kids 5K Run.
All other streets will close at 11:30am in preparation for the St. Paddy’s Parade walk.

Additional street closures for the St. Paddy’s Parade are as follows:

State Street & Amite Street
State Street & Silas Brown Street
State Street & Mississippi Street
State Street & South Street
Capitol Street & Lamar Street
Amite Street & Congress Street
Amite Street & West Street
Pascagoula Street & Lamar Street
Court Street & Lamar Street
South Street & President Street
South Street & West Street
Court Street & West Street
Pearl Street Bridge



25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yaawwwwnnnnnn SSSSnnnnoorrreeeeeeee ZZZzzzzZZZzzzzzzzzzzz

Anonymous said...

Can’t wait!. Weather looks nice for once.

Anonymous said...

Good luck to the Westin & any departing/arriving guests.

Anonymous said...

Never quite understood the desire to watch a parade of fat drunks on flatbed trailers parading through the streets. Different strokes for different folks I guess.

Anonymous said...

8:13 Honestly what is more boring is you replying to this just because you aren’t interested. Others may be. The world doesn’t revolve around you. Your comment adds nothing, good or bad. It just a waste of everyone’s time. Go crawl back under your bridge.

Anonymous said...

So are they a week late or 51 weeks early???

Anonymous said...

I thought we just celebrated St. Patrick's Day. As usual, Jackson is always a day late and several million dollars short. Watch out for the potholes.

Anonymous said...

PSA for the folks going to the 3 pm show of The Sound of Music at Thalia Mara: the parking garage across the street will be blocked by parade traffic, you won't be able to use the Pascagoula Street exit from I-55, you will have to scrounge around downtown for parking, and you'll have to walk through the parade crowds to get to the theater. I honestly can't think of a worse time for a show there.

Anonymous said...

Still no word in the original post or those posted subsequently as to when this even might be.

Anonymous said...

the st paddy parade. the one day all the beautiful people of madison and rankin county and the southeastern conference come to jackson so they can get drunk and mingle with the little people.

Anonymous said...

10:22-
The parade starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
(this means you should probably try to arrive in Jackson for the parade only at around 12. Why an hour early? To find suitable parking!)

If you want to go to an announced establishment event, the Hal & Mal's event starts at 3 p.m. Martin's on State Street has choice real estate for parade viewing, drinking, etc.
Assume that Uber will be backlogged in Jackson leaving the parade, so try to schedule a backup ride if imbibing.

As a matter of fact, the parade has it's own website with event structure and times which will be posted at the bottom if the kind blog admin. allows the post.

FYI: I'm assuming this year will be bigger in attendance than previous years because of the Sweet Potato Queens (yes, they really do have that much power.) Thanks to the City of Jackson for getting the word out on street closures.


http://www.halsstpaddysparade.com/

Anonymous said...

11:13

Right. The SPQ's have sooo much power that their parade
tanked and Mal's/Hal's Parade kept right on rolling.

Anonymous said...

Ohhhhhhh, you MIZ-erable people! Will nothing make you happy? This is something great and fun and revenue generating and charity raising (Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital)...!!!! The reason the event was moved to the weekend after St. Patrick's Day was because all area schools were on spring break last week and student groups/bands would not have been able participate in the parade. If it's not your thing, be quiet about it.

Tish said...

Why are so many people on here bitter? Get over yourselves. If you don't want to come to the parade then don't. There's no reason to hate on Jackson or or the parade. This is a day that many people look forward to all year. So I say to ALL the people enjoy yourselves that are going. Be careful and drink up!!! It's going to be a beautiful day ;-)

Anonymous said...

But, to they throw cabbages and Irish Spring soap?

Anonymous said...

Fat, old, drunk, and ugly....and it only gets worse after the sweet potato queens.

Anonymous said...

Ever since the racist JPD officer assaulted that white kid I’ve never been back. Nothing ever happened to the officer either. He should have been fired. Under no circumstances was it ok to hit the kid in the head with a baton, then refuse medical aid while he laid on the ground bleeding from his skull.

Anonymous said...

Yay. I’m one of the poor sob’s stuck trying to get to the sound of music navigating through that trash.

Anonymous said...

Wait for this............."Much Ado About Nothing!"

Anonymous said...

"I honestly can't think of a worse time for a show there. "

In defense of the theater/promoter: in no other city in the country would anyone expect a conflict with a St. Patrick's Day parade on March 23.

Anonymous said...

I hope people enjoy the parade and pretty weather.

Anonymous said...

Received an email on Friday from someone with the city of Jackson informing of the Sound of Music conflict with parade. Provided great instructions on the route to take to get to Thalia Mara and that the garage was reserved for Sound of Music patrons. Parade goers looked like they were having a good time. Was sad to see the garbage littering the sidewalks when we left, but from someone who was downtown to see the show, the city did a great job of working the logistics.

Anonymous said...

Notice to all drunks: Roadblocks in Ridgeland on Rice past Shuckers and near the airport. If you manage to avoid those, look for another in Madison. Don't let your guard down....Be careful going through the rez spillway on your way to Flowood. Randy Tucker has a concrete bed with your name on it.

Anonymous said...

It would have been great if it had been better organized. Too many long gaps in the parade and too many people barricading the sidewalks for their private parties.

Anonymous said...

A great time was had by me. Parade was great. There was a big gap and a lot of people thought it was over, but I found out later an ambulance had to come get somebody, so how about give them a break?

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