'til St. Patrick's Day. Erin go bragh!


Friday, March 11, 2016Molly's at the Market Irish Parade - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 12 & Thursday, March 17, 2016Parasol's Block Party 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 12 & Thursday, March 17, 2016Tracy's Block Party 11 a.m. - 'til

Saturday, March 12, 2016Irish Channel Parade - 1 p.m.

Sunday, March 13, 2016St. Patrick's Day Parade on Metairie Rd. - 12 Noon

Thursday, March 17, 2016Downtown Irish Club Parade - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 19, 2016Italian-American St.Joseph's Parade - 6 p.m.

Sunday, March 20, 2016Louisiana Irish-Italian Parade (Metairie) - 12 Noon

Saturday, April 16, 2016St.Bernard Irish-Italian Islenos Parade - 12 Noon

St. Patrick's Day (on March 17th, each year) is celebrated in New Orleans and its suburb in the form of another parade! It's the perfect season for another celebration ... after all, it's New Orleans, and we love to parade!

Our annual St. Patrick's Day Parades are considered another opportunity for family and friends to get together and enjoy a day outdoors. It seems as if the entire city is on the street with picnic baskets, umbrellas, and their recreational vehicles...enjoying one of the biggest street parties of the year! Men and women in walking groups from various clubs in the city dress in costumes of green give out flowers, beads, and kisses to lucky parade goers along the route.

Music adds to the festivities with bands and amplifiers in the parade, and walking groups dancing down the street...only stopping to award their beautiful beads and flowers to the lucky parade goers along the route.

Floats and truck floats (those on flatbed trailers created by the riders themselves) respond to the call, "Throw me something, Mister!" Historically, the parade's most famous throws are cabbages, carrots, onions...and moonpies! (You may even see a potato or two in the air!)

St. Patrick's Blessing

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields and,
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand


Coming to New Orleans for St. Patrick's Day? Here's hotel information.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Molly's at the Market Irish parade - 6:00 p.m.
In the French Quarter, riders in carriages and marching groups. Begins and ends at 1107 Decatur St.

Saturday, March 12 & Thursday, March 17, 2016

Tracey's St. Paddy's Day Party - 11 a.m. til
Annual celebration in the Irish Channel - 2604 Magazine Street. Lots of green beer, corned beef and cabbage and more fun. They are the party at the end of the Irish Channel Parade.
See party location.

Saturday, March 12 & Thursday, March 17, 2016

Parasol's Block Party Celebration - 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
3rd and Constance 10am to 8pm. Music, green beer, food and surprises. The start of the block parties on the 12th, the day of the Irish Channel Parade. The fun runs from 10 am to 8 pm, both days.
See party location.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Irish Channel Parade - 1 p.m.
The Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Club will hold its 66th Annual Mass and Parade celebration on Saturday, March 12th, 12:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Assumption Church (corner of Constance and Josephine Streets) followed by the parade (corner of Felicity and Magazine) at 1:00 p.m.
See parade route.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

St. Patrick's Day Parade on Metairie Road - 12 Noon
The annual Metairie Road St. Patrick's Day parade will take place on Sunday, March 13. The parade begins at noon in front of Rummel High School on Severn Avenue, goes down Severn to Metairie Road, then Metairie Road to the parish line.
See parade route.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Downtown Irish Club Parade - 6:00 p.m.
The annual downtown St. Patrick's Day parade begins on the corner of Burgundy and Piety in the Bywater, proceeds roughly up Royal, across Esplanade to Decatur, up Canal to Bourbon. The parade makes several "pit stops" on its way to Bourbon St.
See parade route.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Italian-American St. Joseph's Parade in the French Quarter - 6:00 p.m.
The Italian American Club celebrates St. Joseph with a parade through the French Quarter. This year parade kicks off at 6 p.m. at the intersection of Convention Center Blvd. and Girod Street. It includes 16 floats, nine marching bands and a whole lot of guys dressed in tuxedos.
See parade route.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Louisiana Irish-Italian Parade (Metairie) - 12 Noon
The Louisiana Irish-Italian Parade will roll on March 20th, at 12:00 noon, on the traditional Veternas Highway route in Metairie.
See parade route.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

St. Bernard Irish Italian Islenos Parade - 12 noon
- St. Bernard Irish Italian Islenos Community Parade & Marching Club Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette and Arabi 43 floats, 1,500+ members and 300,000 pounds of produce.
See parade route.