This year, the 25th annual Murphys Irish Day festivities will be held on Saturday, March 18th, rain or shine. Sponsored by the Murphys Business Association, Murphys Irish Day is not only an excuse to celebrate Irish heritage, but an invaluable fundraiser for many community projects and non-profit organizations in the area.
In Calaveras County, you can have it all. A cabin in the fresh mountain air, a ranch overlooking a vineyard, a quick road trip to Lake Tahoe and endless opportunities to learn and explore in an area rich with California history, like the gold rush. Speaking of gold - March is the time of year is Calaveras County where a different sort of gold rush happens. Murphys Irish Day! A beloved Calaveras County tradition since 1992, Murphys Irish Day brings celtic pride and tradition to the area with endless food, drinks, music and celebrating.
Already known as one of the finest small towns in America, each year on Irish Day, crowds fill Murphys Main Street to peruse unique hand-crafted art pieces and stunning original photographs showcased by local creatives and vendors With a pancake breakfast kicking off the event, attendees also have the opportunity to try delicious culinary fare provided by local chefs and restaurants. Even more important, guests can cool off or warm up while trying an assortment of beers, wines and other interesting beverages.
The real show begins at 11 a.m. when the Murphys Irish Day parade fills Main Street with the sound of bagpipes, marching bands, laughter and cheers. Moving down main street with the uproar of music and song, classic cars, stunning horses, and countless community organizations entertain spectators. After the parade, Murphys Irish Day turns into a celtic celebration filled with non-stop music and dancing by bands and entertainers dedicated to honoring and celebrating Irish heritage.
Murphys Irish Day is the reason you’ll visit, but Calaveras County is the reason you’ll stay. With it’s breathtaking views, charming towns and accessibility to all types of outdoor entertainment, Calaveras County is a place you want as a vacation spot, or even a place to call home. Century 21 Sierra Properties can work with you to find your dream home. We work with you and for you to find your perfect spot. Visit our site and view listings for Murphys and surrounding areas.
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