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St. Patrick’s Day Parade - March 16 | 11 AM

Photos from The Naples St. Patrick’s Foundation Inc.


In 1976, Naples began celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. To commemorate the grand day, Fr. Thomas Goggin, a priest at St. Ann Parish and a proud Irishman, led like-minded Irish from St. Louis, MO around the Church grounds. And, thus, the St. Patrick’s Day tradition began in Naples. A few months later, Father Goggin spoke with Pat McDonald, Mike Joynt, Dick Keogh and Gerry Deppe to organize a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. Pat McDonald agreed to be chairman and the parade committee began.

The Naples St. Patrick’s Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) and is proud to organize and celebrate the Annual Naples St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade will be Saturday, March 16, rain or shine!

The flag raising is at 9:30 a.m. in Crayton Cove with the parade starting at 11 a.m.

The parade starts at the corner of Third Street South and Tenth Avenue It turns east onto Fifth Avenue South and then east on Eighth Street South to finish in front of the Naples City Hall.

To donate to the organization, please visit You are helping to build the local music programs and giving young people the chance to have fun, gain confidence, and become leaders.


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