Old Town Manassas may be resembling a sea of green next weekend.
The Greater Manassas St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be marching down Prescott Avenue and Center Street on March 12, according to the event’s website.
Sponsored by the City of Manassas and Inisfail, the program is scheduled from 11 a.m. to Noon. It starts at the Prescott Avenue-Quarry Road intersection and ends at the Harris Pavilion.
Public parking lots are available throughout the city.
In order to find a good spot, Greater Manassas St. Patrick’s Day Parade attendees should arrive around an hour before the event. They are also encouraged to supervise any children and pets and avoid walking in the street.
The parade, first held in March 2000, was an idea that members of the Father Kelley Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians began considering in January 1999. They wished to demonstrate Irish pride and educate the public about the culture’s impact on the United States.
Today, it’s run as Inisfail, a non-profit whose name is based on what Ireland was called in ancient times.