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Washington, DC St. Patrick's Day Parade

The Washington D.C. Annual St. Patrick’s Parade dates back to 1971.


Washing, DC continues to be a cluster-you-know-what. 

Postponement of 2022 Parade

The St. Patrick’s Parade Committee of Washington, D.C. is announcing the postponement of the St. Patrick’s Parade scheduled for March 13th, 2022. This difficult decision by the Committee Board was made due to a change in traditional funding associated with COVID-19 and new permitting regulations with the D.C. Government.  The St. Patrick’s Parade of Washington, D.C. Committee Board is working on a way forward that would allow the entire D.C. Irish Community an opportunity to participate. Details for future 2022 events celebrating the mission of the St. Patrick’s Parade Committee will be announced once they have been finalized.


If normality EVER returns, the parade would be held on the Sunday before St. Patrick's Day (March 13, 2022). See their website for current info. . from 12 pm to 1:30 pm EST


The Parade will travel Along Constitution Avenue. See the map below.

If you want an interactive Google map, so you can get directions to some point along the parade route, click here!

Who is in the parade:

The parade now includes representatives from Washington, DC's Irish groups including:

  • According to their website, the parade Washington, DC St. Patrick's Day parade route map

Grandstand Tickets are now ON SALE here.

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day, and truly this Parade is for everyone. It is a family day, a day when people come together to enjoy the sharing of culture, the celebration of being Irish or almost Irish and to enjoy a wonderful event!

Attending the parade as a spectator

What to bring

If it is a cold day, bring a warm hat, warm gloves, and warm shoes. For a sunny day, you’ll want to bring sunglasses, suntan lotion, and a hat. The parade goes on rain, shine or snow.

Transportation and Parking

The Metro is a great way to get in and out to see the parade.

More information

If you want more information, such as to participate in the parade or become a sponsor, see the parade's official website here...

Find the parade's Facebook page here.


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