Downtown Greeley’s annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration will kick off at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 11 on the 9th Street Plaza.

The ninth annual Blarney on the Block will feature a parade, live music, dancing and more.

The four-block parade is scheduled to step off at 2:30 p.m. at 9th Avenue between 6th and 7th streets.

Event organizers are looking for organizations, businesses and individuals to participate in the parade with floats, walking entries, bikes, wagons, cars and trucks. Businesses, groups and organizations interested in participating in the parade must pre-register with the Downtown Development Authority by emailing .

Individuals can just show up to join the “Community Member” section of the parade. There is no cost to walk in the parade, and all ages are welcome to participate.

Dogs walking in the parade can register at the Best Blarney Pet booth, sponsored by Westridge Animal Hospital.

The McTeggart Irish Dancers, the Northern Colorado Caledonia Pipe Band, the Irish Pub Band, Juice O’ The Barley and more will perform at the event.

Blarney on the Block is a GoCup-sanctioned event with adult beverages available for purchase from participating bars and restaurants in downtown Greeley.

All ages are welcome to attend the free event. Well-behaved dogs are allowed but must be leashed at all times.

People interested in volunteering can still do so by contacting the Downtown Development Authority at (970) 356-6775.

Businesses and organizations interested in becoming a sponsor can get more information by emailing DDA Director of Experience Alison Hamling at .

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This article was originally published in Greeley Tribune