St. Patrick’s Day Parade
SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017
One of Northern California’s Largest and Most Colorful Parades Unites All Cultures
Hundreds of colorful marchers dressed in green, along with Irish and Highland dancers, pipe and drum bands, historic re-enactors and a variety of cultural organizations all join together to be a part of the 21st Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday, March 18, 2017. The parade steps off promptly at 1:00 p.m. from Neasham and Front Streets in Old Sacramento and proceeds throughout the national historic landmark district.
Over 50 units with nearly 1,000 marchers will be featured in the parade. Irish dancers in elaborate Celtic costumes, bagpipers, bands, military regiments, police and fire representatives, costumed marchers and a variety of cultural organizations bring the luck of the Irish to the event. The parade draws people from all over Northern California, bringing together thousands in the 28-acre historic site. Last year more than 15,000 people turned out to enjoy the festivities.
The day will include entertainment and activities starting at 11:30 AM.
All Old Sacramento streets will not allow parking until 3:00pm and will be closed to traffic from noon to 3:00 p.m. Parking can be found in one of three convenient garages: Old Sacramento Garage (2nd & I), Tower Garage (Capitol & Neasham), and Macy’s West (3rd & L).