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Sioux Falls, SD St. Patrick's Day Parade

Sioux Fall's St. Patrick’s Day parade dates back to 1980 .


Saturday, March 11, 2023 from 11 pm to 3:30 pm.

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

View a larger printable PDF version of 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 ABOUT $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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