Going Green with St. Patrick’s Day in New Orleans

shutterstock_10759348Now that Mardi Gras has come and gone it’s time for a St. Patrick’s Day party! It’s another excuse to have a party that lasts all week to those enjoying the New Orleans lifestyle. It’s also time for some more parades.

In fact, there are at least 6 different parades to choose from. Visit http://www.stpatricksdayneworleans.com/paradeinfo.html for more information on the parades. Keep in mind, if you think Mardi Gras throws were awesome, St. Patrick’s Day floats and trucks will now be throwing everything from cabbages, carrots, onions, and perhaps potatoes! Beads and flowers are in the mix as well, just not as colorful as a vegetable heading your way. If you are on the party prowl it is another reason to have what seems like a big street party depending where you are, especially on the parade routes.  Dressing up is also all the rage if you’re attending, and many a leprechaun can be seen adorning the sidewalks.

Here is a quick list of the planned parades for 2012:

Sunday, March 11, 2012: St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Metairie Rd. – 12 Noon

Thursday, March 15, 2012: Parasol’s Block Party 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 17, 2012: Irish Channel Parade – 1 p.m.

Saturday, March 17, 2012: Tracey’s St. Paddy’s Day Party – 11 a.m. til

Saturday, March 17, 2012: Downtown Irish Club Parade – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 18, 2012: Louisiana Irish-Italian Parade (Metairie) – 12 Noon