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Irish Songs With Amelia Ryan-
For the first night of Songs to Live By at the Rogue Festival, Amelia Ryan sings and Kathryn Johnsen play Celtic harp — with special guests! — in an all-Irish program of songs from the folk and art song traditions. Celtic music lovers, please join us!
Friday, March 1, 2019 at 9:15 PM – 10 PM
Spectrum Art Gallery
608 E Olive Ave, Fresno, California 93728


Visalia Breakfast Lions Present Irish Fest 2019

The Visalia Breakfast Lions present the 8th Annual Irish Fest 2019 on
Saturday, March 16th at Rawhide Ballpark from 1:00pm to 5:00pm,
following the St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Main St. Downtown
Visalia.
The Visalia Breakfast Lions, a community-minded service organization
that donates thousands of dollars to over 20 local and national
charities, is hosting the annual Irish Fest at Rawhide Ballpark
located at 345 N. Jacob St. Guests will be able to listen to music
from local band Borrowed Time while enjoying sampling craft beers from
different craft breweries also many assorted wines will be available.
Breweries scheduled to attend include Bueno Distributing and their
selection of fine craft beers, Donaghy, The Wort Hog Brewing Co., TC
Hops Home Brewers, Sequoia Brewing Co., Tactical Ops Brewing,
Valleywide Distributing, Temblor Brewing Co., House of Pendragon
Brewery, Dust Bowl Brewing Co., Firestone Walker.
Our exciting list of food truck vendors include Pita Kabob, Quesadilla
Gorilla, Sequoia Brewing Co., Kerribb Flava’, Planing Mill Pizza and
A&W they will be onsite for tasty food purchases.
Doors open at 1:00pm, brew sampling ends at 4:30pm with the event
wrapping up at 5:00pm. This event is open to all guests 21 and over
with all net proceeds benefiting local charities. Advanced tickets are
on sale now for just $40.00 per person and can be purchased at the
door for $50.00. Prior to the Irish Fest, at 10:00am, is the St.
Patrick’s Day Parade on Main St in Downtown Visalia. After the
parade grab a lift on the Visalia Towne Trolley and head down to
Rawhide Ballpark to partake in some brew, music and food at Irish Fest
2019!
If you would like more information about Irish Fest 2019, please
contact Terry Culotta at 559-909-0091

Contact


Visalia Breakfast Lions Club
Pictures from the Irish Fest – taken by Greg Halliwell
Event Date: March 16th Parade starts at 10am and Irish Fest 1pm –
5:00pm
Location: Downtown Main St. (from Church St to Willis) Visalia and
Rawhide Ballpark 300 N. Giddings St. Street, Visalia CA 93291


St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Join us for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Visalia,
Saturday March 16th at 10 am. We are looking for fun and interesting
participants for the parade. Entry fee is $25 before March 11th and
accepting late entries also with entry fee at $35. For more
information to be an entry in the parade or to sponsor this event
please go to www.VisaliaBreakfastLions.org.
Also the Visalia Breakfast Lions (VBL) very excited to announce our
2019 Grand Marshal Marybeth Lyles-Porter Higuera. Marybeth has been a
huge supporter of many Visalia non-profits and has served on several
local boards. We welcome her to the St. Patrick’s Grand Marshal
Club. Congratulations Marybeth!
The VBL are happy to offer 5 school bands $500 each to participate in
the annual parade where the Band members can have fun in the spirit of
the parade. This is possible because of our Parade band sponsors,
please consider being a band sponsor.
The 2019 St. Patrick’s Day parade will step off on Main St. at
Church and will travel west to Willis and head north, the parade will
disband in front of the Vintage Press. So find a comfortable spot and
line the main street of Downtown Visalia. Wear your green bold and
proud as we are all Irish today.
Again this year we will have The Visalia Towne Trolley traveling a
special route from 1pm to 5pm for the Irish Fest. It will be running
from downtown Visalia, at several stops, to the Rawhide Stadium, so
park your car in one of the many parking structures and hop on the
trolley and head to the Irish Fest at the ballpark, or just take a
free Trolley ride and enjoy the many fun and exciting things that will
be going on all day downtown Visalia. Lots of music and great food
everywhere!
We thank our major sponsors A & W Restaurants, The Southern Pacific
Depot, The Vintage Press Restaurant, Jack & Charlie’s, Le Boulevard,
Citizens Business Bank, and Budweiser, the King of beers and their
support of so many community events.
Enjoy the day!
Mary Jo Eastes and Terry Culotta
Members of the Visalia Breakfast Lions

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