Fri, March 15Molly's at the Market Irish Parade - 6:00 p.m.
Sat, March 16Parasol's Block Party 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sat, March 16Tracy's Block Party 11 a.m. - 'til
Sat, March 16Irish Channel Parade - 1:30 p.m.
Sun, March 17Downtown Irish Club Parade - 6:00 p.m.
Sun, March 17St. Patrick's Day Parade on Metairie Rd. - 12 Noon
Sat, March 23Italian-American St.Joseph's Parade - 6 p.m.
Sun, March 24Louisiana Irish-Italian Parade (Metairie) - 12 Noon
Sat, April 6 Irish-Italian Islenos Parade at St.Bernard - 12 Noon
TBAIrish Channel block party - 10:00 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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 and give out flowers, beads, and kisses to lucky parade goers along the route.
Music adds to the festivities with bands 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.
In the French Quarter, riders in carriages and marching groups. Begins and ends at 1107 Decatur St.See parade route
3rd and Constance 10am to 8pm. Music, green beer, food and surprises. The start of the block parties on the day of the Irish Channel Parade. The fun runs from 10 am to 8 pm, both days.See party location
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
The Irish Channel Parade starts on Napoleon Ave & Tchoupitoulas at 1:30 p.m.See parade route
The annual Metairie Road St. Patrick's Day parade will take place 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
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
The St. Joseph's Society celebrates St. Joseph with a parade through the French Quarter. The 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
The Louisiana Irish-Italian Parade will roll at 12:00 noon, on the traditional Veternas Highway route in Metairie.See parade route
The St. Bernard Irish Italian Islenos Community Parade is one of the largest events in nearby St. Bernard parish. The parade starts at 12noon along the W. Judge Perez route in Chalmette - from Meraux Dr. down to Ventura and back! It consists of 53+ floats, 35+marching groups 1,500+ members and 350,000 pounds of produce!See parade route
This block party takes place on St. Patrick's Day and is located at Annunciation Square on the 1500 block of Chippewa. This block party has Irish music, food, drinks, and dancers, and proceeds benefit St. Michael's Special School.See party location