MEDIA RELEASE: 30A St Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival Celebrates 10 Years at Gulf Place

The 10th Annual 30A St Patrick’s Parade and Festival will take place Saturday, March 18, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Gulf Place. Following the parade, the festival kicks off at 3:00 p.m. with live music and kid’s activities in the amphitheater. Proceeds support 501c United for a Good Cause, the Spirit of Service, Giving and Unity among the youth in our region for the benefit of our Emerald Coast community. The 10th Annual 30A St Patrick’s Parade and Festival is presented by ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals.




Parade goers will enjoy over 50 floats and parade entries, in all shapes and sizes. The parade will begin at 2:00 p.m. in Grayton Beach, Florida, and travel four miles west along Scenic Highway 30A ending at the Gulf Place amphitheater. Those interested in entering a float can do so at

Following the parade’s conclusion at 3:00 p.m., festival-goers are invited to enjoy an array of arts and crafts, face painting, bouncy houses, and live music. A variety of food and drinks, including green beer, will be available for purchase.


Returning for another year, Whiskey of the Damned is a five piece, Celtic influenced rock group put together by Ireland native Eoin McCarthy. Located in Milwaukee WI, Whiskey of the Damned are a group of talented musicians dedicated to playing high energy, raucous concerts filled with an unmistakable mixture of American and Irish rock.
Ticket prices begin at $10 for adults, $5 for children and $22.50 for VIP. Kids four years of age and under are free to attend. Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are available. Find parade and ticket information, registration and sponsorship opportunities at