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Sioux Falls, SD St. Patrick's Day Parade


Sioux Fall's St. Patrick’s Day parade dates back to 1980 .    For a complete history of the parade, click here.


Saturday, March 13, 2021 from 11 pm to 3:30 pm.

UPDATE for 2020: the parade for 2020 has been cancelled due to concerns about CoronaVirus, but should return in 2021.


The Parade will travel from 9th Street and Phillips Avenue and go down Phillip's Avenue.

View a larger printable PDF version PDf the Sioux Falls, SD St. Patrick's Day Parade Route Map here.

More about the parade:

The parade kicks off with the annual Painting of the Shamrock that takes place at the center of the city, 9th Street and Phillips Avenue.

 Sponsored by the St. Patrick´s Day Extravaganza Committee, with help from Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, the annual parade was designed to be a people´s parade – meaning anyone can participate as long as they´re wearing a button. The "official" St. Patrick´s Day Parade buttons cost $3 each. All proceeds are donated to the Special Olympics and other worthwhile children´s charities in the Sioux Falls area. Thank you to our sponsors Avera, Sanford Health, and Xcel Energy. Contact Valerie Willson for more information.

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. And of course, it is traditional to be dressed in GREEN (or orange or white – colors of the Irish flag)!

Transportation and Parking

Mass transit 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...

Sioux Falls Irish Club's Website

Find the  parade's Facebook page here.


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