Danbury Gets Another Shot At St. Patrick’s Day This Sunday
Starting to get that depressed feeling as your leftover corned beef shrinks away and there's nothing left in the fridge but one soggy potato and a couple of questionable cabbage leaves? Hankering for one more green beer? (Actually, no one hankers for that. Green beer is nasty.) Either way, you're in luck, as Danbury's St. Patrick's Day parade is this Sunday, giving you another chance to celebrate all things Irish.
The parade, which is put on by the Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center, is traditionally held the weekend after St. Patrick's Day so as not to compete with other towns' parades. That approach has paid off as the parade has grown into quite a big one over the years. This year, over 30 marching units will participate including Celtic Cross Pipes & Drums, Young Colonials, Stephen P. Driscoll Memorial Pipe Band, 5th Connecticut Regiment, Friends of the Second Company Horse Guard and many more. There will even an appearance from Mrs. Connecticut International 2019, Debbie Mallick Menente.
The parade starts at 2:00 PM this Sunday (March 24) at St. Peter's Church on Main Street, makes a left on West Street, and continues to the Irish Cultural Center at 6 Lake Avenue. All are invited to the Irish Cultural Center for Irish music, food and drinks. For more info check the parade's Facebook page.