It's almost March which means St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner. Even thought last year's St. Patty's Day didn't really happen (thanks 'rona), 2021 is already bringing better news. The 3rd annual St. Patrick's Day Bash at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds is happening, and new this year is St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Is it really a St. Patrick's Day celebration if there isn't a parade? This year, there definitely will be one!

On day 2 of the 3rd annual St. Patrick's Day Bash at the fairgrounds, for the first time ever, they will be having a St. Patrick's Day parade. For those who would like to participate in this year's parade, they can call Kelly at the fair office to register, 563-326-5338. There is no charge to enter the parade, and the deadline to register is March 10th.

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Line up for the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds first ever St. Patrick's Day parade will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 13th in the West High School parking lot, 3505 West Locust Street. According to fair officials, parade entries will be able to hand out beads, candy, etc. to those watching the parade.

The parade will begin at 11 a.m. and is free to watch. This year's St. Patty's Day Parade at the fairgrounds will be emceed by B100's Connor Kenney and JT. Parade entries will also be judged by celebrity judges, including Tami from KIIK 104.9.

The results will announced at 3:15 p.m. in the Fair Center immediately after the Sky Diving Leprechauns.

More details about the St. Patrick's Day Parade and the 3rd annual St. Patrick's Day Bash at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds can be found here.

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