Grab your festive, green apparel and come to the Tucson St. Patrick's Day Festival. The parade and festivities begin at 10am and last until 5pm. Attached is the flyer for your information.
2019 Festival Entertainment
11:00 AM Parade begins at 17th Street and Stone Avenue, ending at Armory Park
11:15 AM out of kilters
Traditional Irish and Scottish music, from rousing ballads to toe-tapping jigs and reels that
make you want to get up and dance! www.facebook.com/outofkilters
12:15 PM Festival Greeting & Opening Ceremonies
Master of Ceremonies, John Murphy & David Fitzsimmons, Fr. David Costello, Santa Cruz
Parish, Tucson & District Pipe Band
Formed in 2012, Tucson & District Pipe Band is a family-friendly group dedicated to furthering
the arts of piping and drumming in the southwest. They are active in the local Irish, Scottish,
and general Celtic community and available for events. www.tanddpipeband.com.
12:30 PM Nancy McCallion & Friends
Nancy McCallion, founder of local band The Molly’s, brings high-energy pub songs, reels, jigs,
beautiful ballads and stellar vocals and musicianship to the 2019 festival.
1:45 PM MAGUIRE ACADEMY OF IRISH DANCE
Discipline, responsibility, competition, hard work, and passion – all part of Maguire Academy of
Irish Dance. Performing in Tucson, Phoenix, Dallas, and Houston, Maguire Academy has
earned many accreditations and honors in festivals and parades. Dancers perform for TV shows,
and St. Patrick’s Day Parades in three major cities, along with many local Tucson events.
2:15 PM Wide Awake
Wide Awake is known for playing the music of U2 with energy, pas-
sion and faithfulness to the original sound. This band is a must-see
for any U2 fan or lover of music. www.wideawakeu2.com
3:45 PM Celtic Steps
Celtic Steps is one of the largest and most successful Irish dance schools in the United States
and has produced amazing Irish dancers who have experienced major success both in competi-
tion and in performance. CS has won innumerable regional championships, national champion-
ships, and has placed first in the world in figure choreography. www.tucsonirishdance.com
4:15 PM Púca & The Wild Ones
Púca is the dynamic duo of Dave Firestine and Claire Jamieson Zucker. Songs and tunes from
Ireland and Appalachia, plus new music hot off the press. www.pucamusic.com
5:00 PM Closing Ceremonies
Hi, ya'll, I'm Laura! I grew up in Texas and now live in Tucson, Arizona with my husband and seven kids. Life is always busy and exciting, as you can imagine! I have a deep passion for writing and music and grew up playing the piano. As a stay at home mom, I enjoy blogging on everything from fashion and beauty, to wellness and the crazy antics of my children. I love to cook for family and friends, but also love to go out to new, fun restaurants and bars with my husband and friends. I tag along in the Land Cruiser on the weekends, exploring all the beautiful, off-roading trails Arizona has to offer.