Sat September 27th – 2014
The 24th annual Long Beach Irish Heritage Day Parade and Festival will take place on Saturday September 27th, 2014. This is a change on previous years due to the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur falling on the weekend of October 3-4 this year.
Long Beach Irish Day is simply a celebration of Irish culture. The day begins with a family look and feel. There is a parade with Pipe bands, Irish dancers, Irish music and more. The early birds usually start arriving around 10am with the parade beginning around 12 noon.
As the day progresses families take the kids home for dinner and the pubs begin to fill with patrons. Live Irish music and delicious Irish food and beverages are available all along the parade route. Irish vendors are also set up selling a huge amount of Irish merchandise. It really is an event that is fun for all.