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Lexington's St. Patrick's Festival rescheduled to March 19, parade canceled due to winter weather

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Posted at 9:29 AM, Jan 18, 2022

LEXINGOTN, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington's St. Patrick’s Festival has been rescheduled until Saturday, March 19, but the parade has been canceled for 2022 due to winter weather.

The festival—originally scheduled for March 12—will now take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 19 at Moondance Amphitheater, located at 1152 Monarch Street in the Beaumont neighborhood.

Events happening downtown March 19, including the KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 tournament at Rupp Arena, made rescheduling the parade downtown the following weekend difficult.

This is the third year in a row that the St. Patrick's Day Parade was canceled. The 2020 and 2021 parades were canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.

The parade will return Saturday, March 11, 2023 to downtown Lexington.