Sedona’s 46th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival
March 12th, 2016
Are you ready for some St. Patty’s fun in the Red Rocks of Sedona this weekend? We are! Join in the fun at the 46th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival taking place on Saturday, March 12th on and along Jordan Road in Uptown Sedona. If you are a guest at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona and would like to attend this event, take advantage of our Complimentary ‘About Town” shuttle that will drop you off in Uptown Sedona for this event and pick you up when you are ready to return. So if you are over 21 enjoy some St. Patty’s day libations and leave the driving to us!
St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival
The Parade begins at Jordan Historical Park and makes its way along Jordan Road to Mesquite Avenue. Bring your chairs early to set up along the Parade route on Jordan Road; note that the Master of Ceremonies and Parade Judges are located along Jordan Road near the corner of Mesquite Avenue.
This year’s Parade Grand Marshals are the Sedona Volunteer Park Rangers. The parade entries include dignitaries, color guards, bagpipers, bands, dance troupes, businesses, and local social, cultural, civic, and religious organizations from all across Northern Arizona. They come on foot, horseback, and in vehicles of all sorts.
The Festival immediately follows the Parade and continues until 3:00 pm. Stay to enjoy the free festivities! The Festival will be located next to the end of the parade route on Apple Ave. between Cedar Street and Jordan Rd. There will be live music and a multitude of family and children’s activities available free of charge! Of course there will be refreshments at the Beer Garden sponsored by Oak Creek Brewing Company, as well as a food cart by Smitty’s Hotdogs and a sweet treats booth by Sedona Fudge Company.
A World Trade Center artifact will be on display at the Festival. The Sedona Fire District is bringing this memorial girder from one of the Twin Towers, a five-and-a-half foot long, 3,000 pound piece of steel. Come view this static display to get a close-up look prior to its placement in a 9/11 Memorial Plaza at Fire Station # 6 to honor the 2,996 lives that were lost.
These festivities are free to the public and are presented by Sedona Main Street Program with the Sedona Green Team and NAU Parks and Recreation Management Program. For updates, or more information please visit the Sedona Main Street Program website and visit the Main Street Program on Facebook, or call 928.204.2390 .
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Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona
Complimentary “About Town” Sedona Shuttle Service
Did you know that the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona offers a Complimentary “About Town” Sedona Shuttle Service? That’s right, if you are a guest of our Sedona hotel we’ll do the driving for you. We’ll take you anywhere within Sedona proper in our 12 passenger air conditioned van, then just call us and we’ll come back and pick you up! This free shuttle service is available to all of our guests from 8:00 am until last pick up at 9:45 pm.
- Don’t worry about finding a parking spot, especially in Uptown!
- Don’t worry about navigating after dark!
- Don’t worry about having a glass of wine with dinner!
- Don’t worry about a thing, you’re on vacation!