Emmetsburg Iowa Irish Festival

The Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce sponsors a celebration of St Patrick’s Day each year. It’s a huge celebration. RavensFire participated in several events over the weekend.DSCN2470

RavensFire‘s part of the weekend started with the dedication of a monument in the city park.DSCN2453

The main event was the famous St. Patrick’s Day Parade (over 100 units!) down Broadway. The snow was blowing on a cold wind, but thousands of people lined the streets to cheer us on.DSCN2484

After the parade was the eighth annual Social Gathering of the Clans at the Emmetsburg Fire Department. Hundreds of people celebrated all afternoon to the music of RavensFire.DSCN2511

That evening, we joined the McCain family for a few tunes and dinner at their home.DSCN2561

On Sunday morning the Holy Family Parish invited RavensFire to join their Palm Sunday services. The congregation, and the entire town, were exceptionally welcoming.DSCN2571

Dan and Julie McCain deserve a big thank you from RavensFire for inviting us to a fantastic celebration.