The world’s shortest St. Paddy’s Day Parade saw a crowd of people march, with horns and other noisemakers blaring, from Memorial Park to Snappas in Marsh Harbour lead by none other than the Barefoot Man.
John Jensen, organizer of the event, said that this year marks eight years of the parade which was started by the Strawberry Monkey Yacht Club which included boaters, second-home owners and residents of Abaco who came adorned in green, with beads and shamrock flags and the usual shenanigans.
Mr. Jensen said that when they realized the Barefoot Man would be in town for a concert they asked him if he would join the parade.
He said the parade last year saw a little over two hundred people participate and this year they had close to three hundred.
He was grateful for the turnout and said “we will try it again next year and have a little fun while we are here.”
The event is family friendly and children and pets are welcome, all wearing green of course, and whether you have Irish roots, or just a love for anything Irish everyone is welcome to join in the St. Paddy’s Day Parade on March 17.
Participants of the parade marched from Memorial Park, horns and kazoos blaring, stopping in front of Wally’s Restaurant for some beverages provided by Jimmy’s Wines and Spirits and then finishing their march at Snappa’s – the Irish-Pub-for-a-night.