2016 St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival | San Francisco
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Downtown San Francisco | Howard & 2nd Streets, San Francisco, CA
The West Coast’s largest Irish event celebrating Irish history and culture, the 165th Annual San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival, attracts some 100,000 revelers every year and is one of the city’s most popular events.
165th San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
Saturday, March 12, 2016
– Parade: Starts at 11:30 am
– Festival: 10 am to 5 pm | Civic Center Plaza
Parade begins on the corner of Market and 2nd Street and runs to Civic Center
The parade will start at the corner of Market and Second streets where over 100 colorful floats, Irish dance troupes and marching bands will wind their way to Civic Center Plaza.
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade celebrates and showcases the Irish community, Irish culture and character in all its forms. Featured groups from throughout the Bay Area’s Irish community including schools, youth organizations, labor unions, cultural groups, as well as the San Francisco Police and Fire, will proudly march up Market Street.
The popular festival is back in 2016 and will take place from 9 am to 5 pm in Civic Center Plaza.
The theme for this year’s Parade & Festival is ‘Celebrating the 1916 Rising‘ and Jerry Boyle will be there as the Grand Marshall for the Parade this year.
Photo credit: Whelan-Kennelly Irish Dancers by Mark | Flickr
Links: Event detailsCost: FREE
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