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!
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.
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.
Where do we meet for the parade?
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.
Is there a trolley for the parade?
Yes! A trolley will meet us at the staging area. The trolley will be able to transport some guests during the parade.
Is there parking for the parade and lunch?
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:
- 8th St. S and 6th Ave S.
- 8th St. S and 4th Ave S.
The staging area is located within walking distance of the restaurant. The restaurant offers street parking only.
Is there parking for the reception?
What is the dress code for the events?
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.