St. Patrick's Day Parade to be held next Wednesday
March 11, 2021
The Misty Rivers Irish wolfhounds will host the annual St Patrick’s Day Parade on Wednesday, March 17. The sidewalk parade will gather across the street from the Butler Street Park at noon and commence down the east side of Main Street, cross in front of Cathlamet Market and proceed up the west side, ending with a photo op in front of the courthouse. The parade will be at a leisurely pace, widely spaced in deference to Covid protocols, with pauses along the way to pet the dogs.
The parade was started in the mid-ninety’s with one Irish wolfhound and grew slowly until its fourth year when it became relatively famous after appearing on the front page of The Eagle. Since then the parade has often boasted more Irish wolfhounds than either the Portland or Seattle parades. It will be smaller this year, but entries are coming from Tacoma and Portland. Locals are qualified to join by wearing some green, as well as any dog who’s a “Friend o’ the Irish.” After the parade, the group customarily adjourns to Duffy’s Irish Pub in Grays River to complete the festivities.