Merrimack in Florida

Ready for some fun in the sun? We’ll be visiting our alumni and friends in Florida in 2024.

Save the Date for 2024

Naples St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Saturday, March 16, 2024
9 a.m. Parade | Downtown Naples
1:30 p.m. Lunch | TBD

Show off your Irish pride and represent Merrimack College through the streets of Naples with fellow alumni, parents and friends! 

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Merrimack Alumni & Friends Reception

Thursday, April 4, 2024
Naples Grande Beach Resort

Join President Christopher E. Hopey, Ph.D. and members of the Board of Trustees for an opportunity to celebrate all that is special to Merrimack College.

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Is walk-up registration available?

We will accept walk-up registrations for the parade and reception only. We cannot accept walk-up registrations for the lunch.

Typically, we are located near St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Our exact line-up spot will not be released to us until the week before the parade. All guests will receive an email with the line-up spot number. 

Guests should arrive to the staging area by 9:30 a.m. The parade begins at 11 a.m. and ends around 1 p.m.

Yes! A trolley will meet us at the staging area. The trolley will be able to transport some guests during the parade. 

Please note: There is NO Parking at the staging area for vehicles that are NOT participating in the parade. Streets will be closed for staging West of 7th St. South.

Local parking garages are located at:

  1. 8th St. S and 6th Ave S.
  2. 8th St. S and 4th Ave S.

The staging area is located within walking distance of the restaurant. The restaurant offers street parking only.

Yes, the hotel offers both self-parking and valet. Directions to the hotel can be found here.

For the parade, we recommend light and comfortable clothing as we will be outside and in the sun.

For the reception, we recommend business casual attire.