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San Francisco’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival

Floats, Irish dance troupes & marching bands wind their way to the all-day fest in Civic Center.
By - posted 3/12/2018
Photo | David Yu

The West Coast’s largest Irish event celebrating Irish history and culture, the 166th 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.

167th San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Festival Hours: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM in the Plaza
– Parade:
Begins at 11:30 AM at 2nd and Market

The Festival will take place before, during and after the Parade on Saturday. The Parade begins at the corner of Second and Market, where more than 5,000 participants from all over the states will reel about with laughter and revelry all the way to City Hall.

Live Music on Main Stage

The Festival at City Hall provides a great opportunity for attendees to learn more about Irish history and culture while having fun at the event.

The colorful festivities surrounding the parade will showcase Irish culture through live performances and entertainment, arts and crafts exhibitors, food and beverage concessions, children’s rides and inflatables, and non-profits booths representing the Irish community.


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