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St. Patrick's Day Parade & Irish Festival

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  • WHEN Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.
  • WHERE Balboa Park, Laurel Street & Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free

Parade - 10:30 a.m.

The annual San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Parade (largest Parade west of the Mississippi) will step off on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. on Sixth Avenue at Laurel Street as thousands of marchers and spectators gather to celebrate the Patron Saint of Ireland.

We have over 120 parade entries. See floats, high school marching bands, police and fire department units, dancing groups, marching and equestrian units, clowns, dignitaries and honorees, representatives from Ireland, antique cars, Irish Setters and more.

​Irish Festival - 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Following the parade, an event filled Irish Festival in Balboa Park (Sixth and Maple) features live entertainment on three stages. In the morning, we have Irish Step Dancers and then we have a full afternoon line-up with Irish Folk singers and bands. All day there are craft booths, a Celtic food village and other food booths, a beer garden and a kids zone.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Photo from a previous St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festiv...

Above: Photo from a previous St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival. Courtesy of the Irish Congress of Southern California.

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