Art, music, history and culture all combine in the city of Jackson, appropriately known as the “City with Soul.” This cultural hub makes it an obvious choice to host countless events throughout the year including Cathead Jam, the Dixie National Rodeo, Mississippi Book Festival and the Hal’s St. Paddy’s Day celebration.

Hailed as “Mississippi’s Green Mardi Gras,” this celebration honors the legacy of Hal (Harold Taylor White, Jr.), whose lively spirit and energetic personality overflows into the history of Jackson. A self-taught chef fascinated by all things New Orleans, Hal brought the same vibrant excitement of the big city’s Mardi Gras to Jackson. Now the St. Paddy’s Parade is an event that visitors don’t want to miss.

The St. Paddy’s celebration begins on Friday, March 27 at Cathead Distillery for the Hal’s Marching Malfunction & Second Line Stomp. The party continues on Saturday, March 28 at 7 a.m. when the colorful parade floats begin to line up for their cruise through the city. Then at 8 a.m., kick the day off with the Credit Union for Kids St. Paddy’s Day 5k.

Get ready to catch some beads and candy as you wave to the smiling characters atop the parade floats during the main event, the Hal’s St. Paddy’s Parade beginning at 1 p.m.

This extravagant event is not over yet! After the parade route is finished, head over to Hal & Mal’s for the St. Paddy’s afterparty where multiple and regional bands will wrap up the 2020 St. Paddy’s Day celebration from 3 p.m. until. The only thing missing is you!

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