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Posted on March 8, 2016 by Christine Crosby in Emerald Societies, Irish, parades, St. Patrick's Day

Are You Looking For A St. Patrick’s Day Event In Your Town?

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival

Mar 12, 2016

Balboa Park San Diego, CA 92101

Since 1982, a very traditional Irish festival and parade. Music, marching bands, Irish food and dancing and much more. With over 120 entries, includes Marching Bands, Floats, Police and Fire Department units, the Emerald Societies, Clowns, equestrian entries, Border Patrol units, Scout Troops, bagpipe contingents, dancing groups, drill teams, roller skaters, antique cars, the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, representatives from Ireland, and the reigning Miss Colleen and Smiling Irishman. Parade begins at 6th and Juniper Streets at the park
40,000 Attendees

St Patricks Day Parade

Mar 12, 2016

Acacia Park Band Shell Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Since 1984. The Parade kicks off at Noon! Over 100 parade entries, including bands, floats, flags, leprechauns, cars, firetrucks and more, highlight one of the grandest traditions in Colorado Springs, and one of the biggest events in our City! Over 30,000 cheering revelers—young and old—will line the streets as the parade winds through the heart of Downtown to the sounds of bagpipes!
30,000+ Attendees

New Haven St. Patricks Day Parade

Mar 13, 2016

Reviewing Stand at New Haven City Hall New Haven, CT 06540

Since 1974, colorful Marching units from throughout New England and Ireland! it’s always a grand time! Area residents can contribute to the parade budget by purchasing a St. Patricks Day button at area bars and restaurants. Since the mid-1950’s the St. Patrick’s Day Parade of Greater New Haven has become one of New England’s premier Irish events. It is the largest, single- day spectator event in the State of Connecticut. As the 6th oldest parade in the nation, its fame was recognized by the Library of Congress in 1999. This keepsake of New Haven’s Irish community became a national keepsake when the Library of Congress selected the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade as an outstanding example of American folk life.
250,000 Attendees

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Mar 13, 2016

Downtown Baltimore, MD 21201

Since 1956, features marching units, color guards, several floats and more than 20 bands. Baltimore’s St. Patrick Parade is truly the jewel in Maryland’s emerald crown. Thousands of spectators from the region have crowded the streets and sidewalks of downtown Baltimore and the famous Inner Harbor to watch thousands more march and celebrate Irish culture, music, song, and dance.
100,000+ Attendees

 St. Patricks Day Parade and 5K Run

Mar 12, 2016

Union Station Saint Louis, MO 63102

Since 1970, features a 5k run with over 13,000 runners, walkers and wheelchair racers of all ages welcome. There are 13 different age categories for both male and female competitive runners, ranging in age from under 14 to 70- plus years. Prizes will be awarded in age categories for both men and women, including “14 and under” and “70 and over.” The parade follows stepping off at 18th and Market Streets and proceeds east on Market to Broadway and then south on Broadway where it will disband. The parade takes place “rain or shine.” It will begin at 18th and Market streets, and proceed east to its conclusion at Broadway and Market streets. The parade, also known as St. Louis’ “Rite of Spring,” will feature over 130 units, including floats, bands, marching units, large helium-filled balloons, and over 5,000 marchers. In the past with good weather, more than 250,000 spectators have gathered along Market Street to watch the elaborate floats, marching bands, marching units, dance groups, animal units, novelty units, and motorized units. View the children’s favorites – giant cartoon character helium-filled balloons. Irish Village at Keiner Plaza Broadway and Market. The Irish-themed entertainment area will feature food, beverages, merchandise and live entertainment. It will be open before, during, and after the parade.
250,000+ Attendees

St Patricks Day Parade

Mar 12, 2016

Downtown Cincinnati, OH 45201

Since 1967, The Cincinnati St. Patrick Parade is produced by the Cincinnati St. Patrick Parade Committee and Fountain Square Management Group. The committee is composed of residents from both Ohio and Northern Kentucky. •The Parade will start at Fifth and Sentinel Streets The route will travel west on Fifth St. to Plum St. It will turn south on Plum St. and go to Third St. It will turn west on Third St. and continue until ending at Third and Central Streets.
50,000 Attendees

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

Mar 13, 2016

Downtown Parkway Area Philadelphia, PA 19121

Philadelphia’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a long-standing event of great civic pride.
50,000 Attendees

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Mar 13, 2016

Downtown Washington, DC 20599

Since 1972, more than 150,000 watch the “wearin ‘o’ the green”. Look for floats, Irish dancers, bagpipers, marching bands, and more! It’s fun for the whole family and best of all, it’s free!
150,000 Attendees

Roanoke McDonald’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade and Shamrock Festival

Mar 12, 2016

Downtown Roanoke Roanoke, VA 24011

Since 1995. As Southwest Virginia’s premiere St. Patrick’s Day celebration continues to grow. The Celtic Festival takes place right in the heart of downtown Roanoke and is combined with the McDonald’s St. Pat’s Parade. This parade is one of the largest St. Pat’s parades in the entire mid-Atlantic region. Thousands from all across the entire region attend this award winning event. One reason for the success of this parade and festival is the family- friendly nature of the entire Celebration. The festival will be held directly behind the City Market Building on Market Street.

Murphy’s St. Patrick Day River Parade and Festival

Mar 12, 2016 – Mar 13, 2016

Downtown at Riverwalk San Antonio, TX 78205

Come watch this exciting parade along the 2.5 mile Riverwalk. Barges of entertainment and the dyeing of the river green. Floats release 35 pounds of environmentally friendly green dye into the San Antonio River. The event transforms the 2.5 mile river into a miniature Emerald Isle where a proclamation is read, temporarily re-naming the river “The River Shannon”.
45,000 Attendees

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Mar 12, 2016

Lower Downtown Denver, CO 80205

Since 1963. A very traditional St. Patrick’s Day parade where they will be wearin’ the green. The Mile High City is home to one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day Parades in the nation with 10,000 marchers, more than 240 entries, and nearly 250,000 spectators! On behalf of the hundreds of volunteers who work diligently year-round to bring this parade to the streets of lower downtown Denver, the Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee is honored to invite you to join us. THE PARADE STEPS OFF AT 19TH AND WYNKOOP.
250,000 Attendees 

York Street Patrick’s Day Parade

Mar 12, 2016

Downtown York, PA 17401

Since 1982, an annual celebration of Celtic heritage, featuring more than 100 units (bands, Irish dancers, antique and decorated vehicles, floats, family groups and organizations, mascots, and more), along Market Street from Penn to Duke Streets. Entertainment before and after the parade at several nearby locations. Many downtown merchants offer special promotions in connection with the parade.
10,000+ Attendees

Oklahoma City St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Mar 12, 2016

Downtown Oklahoma City, OK 73102

The Oklahoma City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade invites guests to come and enjoy a grand day of Irish music and laughter. Be among the thousands of spectators watching this great parade as it marches through the heart of Oklahoma City. Come for the parade, be Irish for a day and stay for awhile in fabulous Bricktown. Bring your lawn chairs, have green beer, listen to live music and see authentic Irish step dancing. Come and be a part of welcoming the “green” of spring to this great city.
10,000 Attendees

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Mar 12, 2016

Historic Dublin Dublin, OH 43017

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a regional parade that appeals to Dublin residents as well as visitors from throughout Ohio. Dublin, OH has the Greenest, Grandest Parade! The day starts with the Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast and continues with the parade stepping off at approximately 11 a.m. After the parade, guests can frequent Dublin establishments where Irish entertainment and specials are featured. Approximately 110 units including marching bands, clowns, floats and giant balloons are featured in each parade before an estimated crowd of 20,000 guests.
20,000 Attendees

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Christine Crosby

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Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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