Rapid City St. Patrick’s Day parade cancelled due to recent snow

The Black Hills Celtic Society said Friday that the St. Patrick’s Day parade, set for Saturday, March 16, has been cancelled due to weather.

According to Gena Parkhurst, publicity manager for the Black Hills Celtic Society, the Rapid City Police Department and the Rapid City Street Division advised against holding the parade due to snow and ice in the downtown area leftover from the recent blizzard.

“Ice is a concern. Areas where people would stand are blocked by snow and ice,” said Parkhurst.

Despite the parade cancellation, the St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Celebration at the Alex Johnson is still on as scheduled.

“This is all about celebrating Celtic heritage,” said Parkhurst. “Everyone is welcome to attend. We will have a celebration with some storytelling and some historic cultural events after the meal.”

The event also features live music by “Slipjig” and a Celtic themed menu.

Tickets are $40 and must be purchased in advance at either Celtic Connection in downtown Rapid City or through a member of the Black Hills Celtic Society. Tickets will not be available at the door.

Funds raised by the dinner go to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and future events hosted by the society.

More information can be found on the Black hills Celtic Society’s Facebook page.

Other events being held around the Black Hills for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations can be found here.

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