St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

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March 16, 2013 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Vista Village Business Association
(760) 414-9291

The 2nd annual North County St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival on Saturday March 16, 2013 from 9 am to 4 pm. This year’s theme will reflect on the City of Vista 50th birthday. Opening ceremonies will begin at 9:30AM and last approximately 1 hour. Come celebrate your heritage or just be Irish for the Day!
Gold! Gold! Gold! That’s what you will be looking for this St. Patrick’s Day at the annual North County St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival. Tickets will be available for purchase for the opportunity of winning a gold coin valued at over $200.00 sponsored by John Shakarian Jeweler. Join us in this fun activity on Saturday March 16, 2013 at 1:00 pm. All Participants must pay a fee of $10.00, fill out the opportunity drawing flyer and deliver both to the VVBA office at 150 E. Broadway, Vista, CA 92084. First 100 participants, so hurry and get your form in now!
Would you like to write your own Limerick? Be part of the fun of this very old Irish Tradition. The Village Idiots will have LIMERICK WRITING AND READING FEST at the Limerick reading will be held at Art Beat on Main Street (330 Main Street, Vista, CA 92084), from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. This is a no cost event. We will simply offer some time writing and then participants will have the opportunity to read their Limericks aloud to the group. Come join in the fun after the parade and share in these quirky, lively and witty short poems. Contact Jeannie Ortiz at

The limerick packs laughs anatomical In space that is quite economical, But the good ones I’ve seen So seldom are clean, And the clean ones so seldom are comical. Author Unknown
Enjoy a craft beer from the Aztec Brewery at the Beer Garden. All Beer is donated by Aztec Brewery. Beer Garden is 21 and over event. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Music Ubiquitous mission to bring music education to students of all ages, including adults. They have created programs that teach students the essential elements of music while teaching them to work with others as they create a shared music product.

Please take the SPRINTER for a safe St. Patrick’s Day Experience. Concert will be performed by our Grand Marshall, Celtic Fiddler, Celia Lawley at noon followed by Steelin’ Tin at 2:00pm-4:00pm.