Went to downtown Mystic to see the 11th annual Mystic Irish Parade (thank you Mystic Irish Parade Foundation Committee). This was the first year I was able to see the parade and it was impressive. The organizers really did a great job at setting everything up. I don’t know how many thousands of people were there but we got there early and we were able to walk down Main Street and see everyone along the sidewalks ready for the show.

We supported Saint Marks Church on Pearl Street and paid $10 in order not to have to walk. They were raising money for a charity and do so for most of the events in Mystic.

After walking the entire parade route on both East Main Street and West Main Street, we settled on the Groton side of the bridge to catch everyone coming across the Bascule Bridge and Mystic River sign in the background.

We were able to see everyone and took a lot of great photos.  We waved to Senator Richard Blumenthal as he went by and enjoyed each of the floats.  Some great sponsors were Mohegan Sun, US Country 99.5, News Now 94.9, Jammin 107.7, Soft Rock 106.5, The Day, and Olde Mistic Village.  Learn more about the foundation online: http://mysticirishparade.org/

Other floats were Mystic Seaport, Sacred Heart School, Saint Patrick, Saint Michael School, Mystic Aquarium, Center Groton Fire, Guinness, CT State Police, Girls and Boy’s Club, Field of Fire, “Getting Muddy for Kids”, The Cove (Center for Grieving Children), The Boat House Restaurant, Ryan’s Pub, Mystic VFW, Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center Mystic, Eastern CT Chamber of Commerce, Young Professionals of Eastern CT, Pawcatuck Fire, Stonington Youth Football and Cheerleading, Westerly Fire Department, Sails Up 4 Cancer, Mystic YMCA Hammerhead Swim Team, Mystic Noank Library, Stonington Fire Department, and many more.

This is just another great reason for living in Mystic, Groton, and Stonington.  If you would like to know more about each of our surrounding towns, please feel free to view each of the pages for Mystic Homes, Groton Property, Stonington Real Estate, Ledyard Houses, and North Stonington Realty.