Mal's St. Paddy's Parade and Festival
Capitol Street, Mississippi where the Mal's St. Paddy's Parade and Festival takes place © NatalieMaynor
Back in the 1970s Malcolm White, an Irish Jackson resident and publican, decided the city could do with a St Patrick's Day celebration. So was born a parade tradition that has grown in popularity, size and status to become one of the city's most eagerly awaited annual events, drawing visitors from near and far. The parade winds its way down Capitol Street, focussing on the 'Sweet Potato Queens' and encouraging plenty of dancing in the streets. Most pubs and restaurants in the vicinity add to the festivities with special promotions.
Venue: Downtown Jackson
Date: 19 March 2016