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Defiance St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade March 16

Get ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Defiance on Saturday, March 16. Join in the fun at the Defiance St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade.

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The Festival has something for everyone. Start the day with a 5k run/walk on the Katy Trail at Good News Brewing at 10 a.m. The parade begins at noon and will make its way through downtown Defiance from Defiance Ridge Vineyards. Don’t miss the Busch Family horse-drawn beer wagon.

Anyone wishing to enter floats, walking parties, ATVs/golf carts, cars, horses and other pets is welcome to register and join in the parade. Cash prizes awarded. The Festival will include a market open to but not limited to craft vendors, businesses, and non-profits. See the enclosed flyer for QR codes to register; visit Facebook @defiancemissouri or www.defiancemo.com.

After the parade, stay and enjoy live music in the Beer Tent from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., featuring Ed Callison, Darren Hank, and David Green. Families can also enjoy a bounce house, food trucks, and more.

Click here to view the flyer for this event.