Fort Lauderdale, Florida (February 27, 2019) – The Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival organizing committee ( is proud to announce that The Law Firm of Kelley/Uustal ( has been named presenting sponsor of the parade and festival for a three-year period 2019-2021. The Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival
Presented by The Law Firm of Kelley/Uustal takes place in downtown Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, March 16, 2019.
“As one of South Florida’s most prestigious and well-respected law firms, we’re honored to have Kelley/Uustal as the presenting sponsor for this year’s event,” said James Campbell, Co- chair of the Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival. “Kelley/Uustal’s dedication to defend and protect its clients is matched only by its strong commitment to give back to our community through its participation and support of a myriad of local events and initiatives. Our outstanding partnership will bring a new level of energy and excitement to this one-of-a-kind event.”

The pageantry and excitement of this year’s Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival begins at Huizenga Plaza (Las Olas and Andrews Avenue) at 7:00 a.m. with the Shamrock Run, immediately followed by the “Lucky Little Leprechaun Dashes” for kids. Festivities will continue throughout the morning with live music and entertainment leading up to the largest St. Patrick’s Parade in South Florida.
“We are proud and honored to be the presenting sponsor of the Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival. We have deep roots in this community and passion for the people of Ft. Lauderdale; sponsoring this annual event is very important to us,” said Robert W. Kelley, Founding Partner of Kelley/Uustal.

Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival Presented by The Law Firm of Kelley/Uustal starts at noon and travels west along Las Olas Boulevard from S.E. 5 Avenue through the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale. The colorful cavalcade will include more than 100 decorative floats, pipe and drum corps, classic automobiles, bagpipers, marching bands, Irish dancers, street performers, scout troops, local sports teams, Veterans groups, and much more.
Following the parade, is the St. Patrick’s Festival which runs until 7:00 p.m. at Huizenga Plaza and along the Riverwalk. Highlights will include live bands, Irish dancers, interactive entertainment, cultural attractions and an expanded Kids Zone featuring bounce houses, gigantic slides, pony rides, a trackless train, face painting, a petting zoo and mechanical rides. Featured performers will include the American Legion Symphonic Band, Kelly Academy of Irish Dance, the Fenians, Aranmore Academy of Irish Dance, Celtic Bridge, Drake School of Irish Dance and more.

In addition to the parade and festival, Fort Lauderdale residents and visitors are invited to an outstanding kickoff celebration. Get ready for the best Irish Happy Hour in town as Crush Law and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce present an “Irish Party in Park” on Friday, March 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Huizenga Plaza, located at the corner of Las Olas Boulevard and Andrews Avenue in downtown. The free event will feature an Irish Happy Hour, live bands, the legendary striping of the street, céilí line dancing, and more!
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Established in 2010, the Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The event organizing committee consists of volunteers from neighborhood, business, and civic entities who are dedicated to presenting an authentic, exciting and family-friendly annual parade and festival. Hosting the celebration on the Saturday
before March 17, provides downtown Fort Lauderdale businesses with an added economic boost from thousands of residents, locals, and tourists, who enjoy the festivities while supporting local shops, restaurants, retail, cultural and entertainment venues. For more information on how to participate in the Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival, visit

With law offices in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Miami and the Florida Keys, the law firm of Kelley/Uustal is a leading personal injury practice and trial law practice serving clients throughout the state of Florida. The firm boasts 325 years of combined experience and has earned significant jury verdicts and legal settlements in the areas of tobacco litigation, automobile accidents, workplace injuries, product liability and medical malpractice cases. Kelley/Uustal’s track record of success includes more than a quarter of a billion dollars in verdicts and settlements, including hundreds of millions of dollars earned for clients. For more information, please visit or call 954-522-6601.

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