If you’ve been experiencing parade withdrawal, help is on the way with two more parades scheduled this month.
First, the St. Patrick Parade Committee of Jefferson will hold its 45th annual parade at noon March 15 in Old Metairie.
Serving as grand marshal is state Sen. Danny Martiny. His wife, Nina, will reign as queen.
The theme of this year’s parade is “Over the Rainbow” and will feature 42 floats, 52 truck floats, 12 marching groups and four novelty units.
Prior to the parade, the Shillelagh and Sash presentation party will be at noon March 13 at Fulco’s Bar, 519 North Turnbull Drive, Metairie. Green beer, corned beef and other food and refreshments will be available.
The parade will begin near the intersection of Severn Avenue and 42nd Street behind Archbishop Rummel High School. It will proceed south on Severn, turning east or left onto Metairie Road. It will continue down Metairie Road until it reaches Focis Street where it will turn north or left. It will disband at Focis and Canal Streets.
The following week, Rob Schulte and Jack Rizzuto will lead as the Irish and Italian grand marshals of the 33rd annual Louisiana Irish-Italian parade, beginning at noon March 22.
The parade will begin just outside Clearview Shopping Center and head east onto Veterans Memorial Boulevard in Metairie. It will continue down Veterans, turning north or left onto Severn Avenue. It will proceed down Severn to 17th Street and make a U-turn onto the other side of Severn.
When the parade once again reaches Veterans, it will turn left or east and proceed to Martin Behrman Avenue, where it will disband.
The parade will not turn onto Bonnabel Boulevard.
Prior to the parade, a toasting party will be held beginning at 4 p.m. March 18 at Stepbrother’s Bar and Grill, 4921 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.
There will be free food and refreshments.
To round out the events, a dinner dance will be from 8 p.m. to midnight March 20 at the Chateau Golf and Country Club, 3600 Chateau Blvd., Kenner. Tickets are $70 per person and include food, an open bar and music by The Top Cats.
For tickets to the March 20 dinner dance, email Jason Renton at Jrenton632@cox.net.