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Hermosa Beach St Patrick’s Day Parade

Written on January 28, 2016

Hermosa Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Hermosa Beach St Patrick’s Day Parade
This year will put another milestone on the twenty years of continued tradition and mark the sixth year that the parade is presented by the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau.
Decorated floats, marching bands, dancing, pipes and drums…. You are encouraged to walk, hike, bike or carpool to the event. See you there!

Hermosa means “Beautiful.” Founded in 1906, the City of Hermosa Beach is located on the Pacific Ocean, 5 miles south of Los Angeles International Airport and just 18 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles.

Even with its proximity to Los Angeles, Hermosa Beach remains a quaint and beautiful beachside community, just over one square mile in size, with a population of just over 19,000.

With great weather year round and the beautiful sandy beaches on the Pacific Ocean as the backdrop, Hermosa Beach is the perfect place to enjoy a wide array of outdoor activities including surfing, paddle boarding, and beach volleyball.

The Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau is proud to present the 23rd annual Hermosa Beach Saint Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 11 beginning at 11 AM.

Over 100 local businesses, civic organizations and school marching bands will take part in the seven block parade down Pier Avenue. The Irish theme of Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated by the many participants in the festivities including bagpipers from the Emerald Society, floats, horses and four legged friends from the Irish Setters Club of Southern California.
The parade begins at the staging area near City Hall on Valley Drive, makes a left onto Pier Avenue and ends at the corner of Hermosa Avenue and 10th Street.
In what has become a popular tradition in Hermosa Beach, the parade draws about 20,000 spectators and participants who come to enjoy the family affair as well as the great dining, shopping and beautiful beach weather that Hermosa Beach has to offer.