Irish Celtic Festival & Lucky Dog Parade
Our 3rd annual Irish Celtic Festival is planned for Saturday, March 15th from 11am to 4:00pm at the Central Park amenity center off Lakewood Ranch Boulevard. Register today for the Lucky Dog Parade or fun 5K Run. View the parade and 5K flyer.
Céad Míle Fáilte to friend and to rover! Please join us everyone is welcome!
This event is perfect for all those who are of Irish Celtic decent or Irish for the day! Our full line up of stage performances will be emceed by Bob Harrigan from ABC7 and feature, the Celtic Misfit Band, Mountain Brew, the Drake School of Dance and New World Celtic Dance teams. New this year, we invite you to put on those running shoes at the Top O’ the Morning and join Wobbly Feet Foundation who is hosting and benefiting from the inaugural Lakewood Ranch Irish Celtic 5K and Family Fun Run. Registration is now open! Awards will be given for top finishers male and female overall, Masters male/female and Youth male/female (10-18 yrs). Prizes will be given for best Irish themed costume for individual male & female and family! Register by March 8th for a gender specific T-shirt! Fun Run participants to receive a race ribbon! Runners 10 and older are $30, Fun Run offered for 10 and under FREE. 6:30-7:30am is morning registration, 8:00am the 5K starts. Following the 5K awards we will move right into the Lucky Dog Parade. Register on line today! Proceeds for the parade benefit our local Humane Society of LWR. Judging and awards will be given for dogs that are Most Irish, Cutest, and Dog/Owner look alike. Cost to enter your pimped out pooch is just $5. Bring your little leprechaun’s to enjoy the Community Activities planned “Pot of Gold” scavenger hunt, face painting, spud-head decorating, balloons, splash park and so much more! Gentleman can enter our very popular, Best Legs in a Kilt Contest, learn about Gaelic Football and Hurling by participating in mini demonstrations throughout the day. Women will enjoy all the artisan booths, and the many sponsor tables. It’s true, we are all Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, so dye your hair orange, stay out of the sun and add some freckles and wear green!!! Plenty of traditional Irish food, green and stout beer, whiskey and coffee will be available for purchase. Free admission and parking, with trolley service from the Gullet Elementary School on 44th Ave East.
Proceeds benefit the Wobbly Feet Foundation
To reach Central Park:
Coming from the south, head north on I-75, take exit 217 (SR 70) east to Lakewood Ranch Blvd. and turn left. Turn right at 44th Avenue East. Central Park will be on your right. Parking will be at Gullet Elementary on the left.
Coming from the north, head south on I-75, take exit 220 (SR 64) east to Lakewood Ranch Blvd. and turn right. Turn left at 44th Avenue East. Central Park will be on your right. Parking will be at Gullet Elementary on the left.
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