St. Patrick’s Day Parade



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 12:00pm.

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).


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

Please click here to submit an entry form!


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


Direction of parade precession subject to change based on number of parade participants.

Parade starts at Neasham and Front Street

Parade heads West on Neasham Street to Front Street

Past the reviewing stand on Front & K Streets (in front of the Delta King)

Right (East) on J Street

Right (South) on 2nd Street

Right (West) on L Street

Left (South) on Front Street – parade ends.

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2017 parade, please email!