Conyers’ St. Patrick’s Day celebration will step off at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 15, at the “World’s Fastest Growing St. Patrick’s Day Parade” in Olde Town Conyers.
The parade, a Conyers tradition since 1980, will be led by Grand Marshal Mayor Vince Evans and honorary grand marshals Bill Rogers, Marty Jones, Chris Bowen and Randy Mills, former city councilmen and former mayor, respectively. Bagpiper Robert Harwell will accompany the grand marshals, playing classic Irish tunes. Local businesses, organizations and school groups also will participate in this year’s parade.
Anyone who wishes to participate in the two-block walking parade is encouraged to meet at the corner of Main and Center Streets prior to 4:30 p.m. There are no vehicles allowed in the parade.
The festivities include the crowning of the children’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade king and queen, winner of the Leprechaun Lookalike Contest for adults and the contest for the best Irish-attired pet.
Following the parade, complimentary Irish-themed refreshments will be provided at the Town Pavilion and the “10th Annual World’s Shortest Endurance Run” will be sponsored by the Rotary Club of Rockdale County. The .1-mile-run from the Conyers Welcome Center to The Pointe on Railroad Street begins at 5:30 p.m. For registration and more information, visit www.rockdalerotary.org.
Know Before You Go:
Commercial Street will be closed on the evening of March 15 following the parade, and on Saturday, March 16, for the “St. Practice Day” starting at 2 p.m.
On Sunday, March 17, the revelry continues 2 until 10 p.m. with a street party on Commercial Street and yard games such as cornhole and giant Jenga with live music at restaurants at 7 p.m.