Well over a hundred colorful floats, marching bands, Irish dance troupes and thousands of observers will gather together to for the San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival. Saturday, March 16th will be the 162nd annual parade, and the popular Festival joins in the fun for another year. The Parade and Festival are a family friendly celebration of Irish culture and heritage, with San Francisco’s event shining as the largest one of its kind West of the Mississippi.
The Parade kicks off at 11:00 AM (PST) from 2nd and Market Streets and finishes at the Civic Center. Festival activities are scheduled from 11 AM to 5 PM and include, in addition to the Parade, live performance, crafts exhibitors, food and beverage concessions, children’s rides and inflatables, cultural displays and a number of non-profit booths representing the Irish community.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
2nd and Market Streets to the Civic Center
11 AM to 5 PM PST