SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2014
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, will all join together to be a part of the 18th Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday, March 15, 2014. Always a free event, the parade steps off promptly at 1:00 p.m. from 2nd & L Streets in Old Sacramento and proceeds throughout the national historic landmark.
Over 60 units with more than 1,000 marchers will be featured. Irish dancers in elaborate Celtic costumes, bagpipers, bands, military regiments, police and fire representatives, costumed marchers and a variety of cultural organizations will 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 state park. Last year more than 15,000 people turned out to enjoy the festivities.
“The O’Sacramento parade is a family-centered event that has become a much-anticipated celebration. It is one of Sacramento’s most colorful and fun traditions,” said Chris McSwain, Business District Manager of the Old Sacramento Business Association. “We are proud to host this annual signature event that Northern California residents and their families can enjoy,” McSwain continued.
All Old Sacramento streets will be closed to traffic from noon to 3:00 p.m., as thousands are expected to line the streets and Gold-rush era wooden boardwalks to enjoy the festivities. A reviewing stand will be located at the intersection of Front & K Streets. Increased safety measures will be enforced to provide a safe, secure and family-friendly event, as police officers, firefighters and paramedics will be on-hand during the festivities.
The deadline for entries is Saturday, March 1, 2014. To apply to enter the parade download and complete both of these forms.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade Entry Form
You can email the completed forms to email@example.com or fax them to 916-646-4543.
2014 PARADE ROUTE
Parade forms on 2nd Street between Neasham Circle and O Street (near Crocker Art Museum)
Parade heads North on 2nd Street to J Street
Left (West) on J Street to Front Street
Left (South) on Front Street
Past the reviewing stand on Front & K Streets (in front of the Delta King)
Left (East) on L Street
Right (South) on 2nd Street back to the staging and parking area to disband.
Here is more information about St Patricks Day Parades in California.