Hal's St. Paddy's Parade & Festival Raises $165,000 for Children's

April 29, 2024

Hal's St. Paddy's Parade & Festival, the city's annual celebration of Spring and Jackson's culture and heritage, has again raised over $165,000 for Children's of Mississippi. This year's events brought together thousands of people from all over the state and beyond to support a great cause.

The festival and official after-party featured live music, food vendors, a children's festival, and three parades through the streets of downtown Jackson, all while raising funds for Children's of Mississippi, the state's only children's hospital that provides life-saving medical care and treatment. The Parade's "Run The Rainbow for Children's" marathon, half marathon, 10K, and 5K event on March 16th raised $131,151.44. In addition, several krewes raised funds to go directly to Children's of Mississippi and Friends of Children's Hospital.

"We are thrilled to announce that we raised approximately $165,000 for Children's of Mississippi this year," said Malcolm White, founder of Hal's St. Paddy's Parade & Festival. "The generosity of our supporters and sponsors never ceases to amaze me. We are extremely grateful for everyone who came out to have fun and support Children's of Mississippi and the incredible work they do."

The funds raised by the festival will support the hospital's mission of providing the highest-quality medical care to children in need. This includes funding for research, new technology and equipment, and support for families facing the challenges of caring for a sick child.

"Hal's St. Paddy's Parade & Festival shows Mississippians' love of fun and fellowship as well as their support for children's health care," said Children's of Mississippi CEO Dr. Guy Giesecke. "Thanks to this annual event, Children's of Mississippi can work toward our mission of helping all the state's children reach their full potential." Hal's St. Paddy's Parade & Festival Raises $165,000 for Children's

Hal's St. Paddy's Parade & Festival has become one of Jackson's most significant and anticipated events and beloved traditions. For more information on the Parade and festival and its support for Children's of Mississippi, visit halsstpaddysparade.com.


About Hal's St. Paddy's Parade & Festival

Central Mississippi's annual celebration of Spring has been described as a "green Mardi Gras" and a "lighthearted homecoming where everyone is king and queen for a day." It is also a celebration of the rebirth of Mississippi's capital city, a joyous observance of what is "good and encouraging" about the heart of our state. It is a day where a sense of humor and a sense of place rules the day. It is a time to honor the excellent work of UMMC's Children's of Mississippi. Donations can be made to the Hal's St. Paddy's Parade Fund at the Community Foundation for Mississippi year-round to support the event's mission here. This rambling, outrageous, hilarious ride, starting and ending at Jackson's favorite gathering place—Hal & Mal's—will forever be known as "Hal's St. Paddy's Parade" in honor of Hal White.