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St Patrick's Day Parade and Irish Festival - Expired Event

Location Balboa Park
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
March 17, 2018 - March 17, 2018 - CONFIRMED!

From St Patrick's Day Parade and Irish Festival Website:

The whole family can celebrate the Irish in all of us!

The Annual San Diego St. Patrick's Day Parade (largest Parade west of the Mississippi) will step off on Saturday, March 17th, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. on Fifth Avenue at Laurel Street as thousands of marchers and spectators gather to celebrate the Patron Saint of Ireland.

We have over 120 Parade entries. See Floats, High School Marching Bands, Police and Fire Department Units, Dancing Groups,Marching and Equestrian Units, Clowns, Dignitaries and Honorees, Representatives from Ireland, Antique Cars, Irish Setters and more.

The Theme of this year's Parade is "Celebrating Our Irish Roots".

Irish Festival in Balboa Park 1 pm to 6 pm
Following the parade, an event filled Irish Festival in Balboa Park (Sixth and Maple) features live entertainment on 3 Stages. In the morning we have Irish Step Dancers and then we have a full afternoon line-up with Irish Folk singers and bands. All day there are Craft Booths, a Celtic Food Village and other Food Booths, a Beer Garden and a Kids Zone.
Contact name Tricia Locke
Event Website
Show hoursSat 9-6
Application Deadline2018-02-20
Art/Craft Space
Varies (See application)
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