St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Thank you for a great 2016 parade! To see pictures of the

event, visit our Facebook album here.

See you next year in 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, join together to be a part of the 21st Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday, March 18, 2017.  Always a free event, the parade steps off promptly at 1:00 p.m. from 2nd & I Streets in Old Sacramento and proceeds throughout the national historic landmark district.

Over 50 units with nearly a thousand 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 back 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 live entertainment and activities starting at 11:00am. So come early to enjoy music, kid’s activities and community vendors before you grab the perfect viewing spot!

All Old Sacramento streets close to traffic from noon to 3:00 p.m., with some streets closing as early as 10:00 a.m. Parking can be found in one of three convenient garages. Old Sacramento Garage (2nd & I), Tower Garage (Capitol & Neasham), Macy’s West (3rd & L).


From clubs to schools, elected officials to fire departments. The Old Sacramento St. Patrick’s Day Parade hosts all kinds of entries.

Please check back in mid-January of 2017 to apply to march!


The beloved Old Sacramento St. Patrick’s Day Parade would not be possible without volunteers.

If you or your group are interested in volunteering, click here


Parade forms on 2nd Street between I Street and Lot W (near Railroad Museum)

Parade heads South on 2nd Street to L Street

Right (West) on L Street to Front Street

Right (North) on Front Street

Past the reviewing stand on Front & K Streets (in front of the Delta King) and across State Parks Property

Right (East) on I Street

Left (North) on 2nd Street back to the staging and parking area to disband

The 2016 St Patrick’s Day Parade wouldn’t have be possible without the generosity and support of the following sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring the 2017 parade, please email!

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