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Delray Beach: Delray Beach celebrates its 50th St. Patrick’s Day parade

Beads, bands and beer
just part of the fabric
of annual event

More than 100,000 Floridians and snowbirds gathered March 17 along Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach to celebrate the city’s 50th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The current parade organizer has announced that he intends to retire from coordinating the event, but the city pledges to keep the event alive next year.

ABOVE: Over the past decade, the parade has focused on being a patriotic celebration of firefighters, including this group from West Palm Beach. Photos by Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

LEFT: Joan Fisk of Deerfield Beach, who has attended numerous Delray parades, wears a vintage Power’s Lounge shirt in honor of the late Maury Power, the parade founder. RIGHT: Delray Beach friends Lisa Ophel and Ellie Beckworth are dressed for the occasion. 

ABOVE: David Russo, from West Palm Beach, was one of dozens of marchers from Bethesda Memorial Hospital who gave away beads.

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