Due to work being done on Capitol Street in Jackson, the annual St. Paddy's Day parade will have a slightly different route this year.
Mal's St. Paddy's Parade will start at the corner of State St. and Court St. in Downtown Jackson, Mississippi and makes its way up to East Pearl St. and then on to South Lamar St. where it makes it's way back to Court St.
Here's a little more information from their website: "Central Mississippi's annual celebration of Spring has been described as a "green Mardi Gras" and as a "lighthearted homecoming where everyone is king-and-queen-for a-day." It is also a celebration of the rebirth of Mississippi's capital city, a joyous celebration of what is "good and encouraging" about the heart of our state. It is a day where sense of humor and sense of place rule the day. It is a time to honor the good work of the UMC's Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children. It is a rambling, outrageous, hilarious ride, starting and ending at Jackson's favorite gathering place, Hal & Mal's.
Mal's St. Paddy's Parade is many things to many people, but regardless of what words or descriptions one chooses to employ, it's really hard to ignore what began in 1983 in Downtown Jackson. The parade, the street dance, the children's activities, the run, the pet parade and all the other creative components under the banner of Mal's St. Paddy's Parade are permitted by the City of Jackson and Hinds County.
The festivities are all open to the public and everyone is encouraged to participate."
Have a happy, safe St. Paddy's Day everyone!
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