The Kumamoto Ireland Association will be holding its annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade (the 10th this year!) on Saturday, March 12 in downtown Kumamoto City. The parade routewill start in Kamitori and then go down the shopping streets through Shimotori and Shinshigai.
Anyone is welcome to march in the parade! The parade will start at 2:30 PM, but people interested in marching will begin to assemble at 2PM. There will also be a marching band playing Irish music along the route, as well as quite a number of cute and friendly dogs owned by members of the Kumamoto Ireland Association in attendance. It is free to march in the parade.
Following the parade, there will be a party at Jang Jang Go (at Second Sight) featuring live Irish music. It is 3500 yen to join the party.
For more information, please check out the Kumamoto Ireland Association website.