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

Parades/Parties

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.

FAQS

St. Patrick's Day Parade Information

What to wear?

Pretty much anything green is acceptable. Leprechaun attire, clovers, and green hats are highly recommended. Remember to be original and put your own touch on your outfit!

Are there standard days when all these great parades take place each year?

In general...yes.

The Irish Channel parade usually takes place on the Saturday prior to March 17.
The Metairie Road parade usually takes place on the Sunday prior to March 17.
The walking parade through the French Quarter always takes place in the evening on March 17.
The Irish-Italian parade on Veterans Hwy. in Metairie usually takes place on the Sunday following March 17 & 19

How can I be a participant in these parades?

If you would like to inquire about riding in any of the below parades, please shoot us an email and we'll send it along to the krewes.

For the Irish Channel parade - contact: Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Club -- www.irishchannelno.org
For the Metairie Road parade - contact: St. Patrick's Parade of Jefferson, Inc.
For the March 17 annual strolling parade - contact: Downtown Irish Club
For the Irish-Italian parade on Vets Hwy - contact: Louisiana Irish Italian Association

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

Friday, March 15

Molly's at the Market & Jim Monaghan's Parade

6:00 p.m.

In the French Quarter, riders in carriages and marching groups. Begins and ends at 1107 Decatur St.

See parade route

Saturday, March 16

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 day of the Irish Channel Parade. The fun runs from 10 am to 8 pm, both days.

See party location

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

Irish Channel Parade

1:30 p.m.

The Irish Channel Parade starts on Napoleon Ave & Tchoupitoulas at 1:30 p.m.

See parade route

Sunday, March 17

St. Patrick's Day Parade on Metairie Road

12 Noon

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

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 23

Italian-American St. Joseph's Parade in the French Quarter

6:00 p.m.

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

Sunday March 24

Louisiana Irish-Italian Parade (Metairie)

12 Noon

The Louisiana Irish-Italian Parade will roll at 12:00 noon, on the traditional Veternas Highway route in Metairie.

See parade route

Saturday, April 6

St. Bernard Irish Italian Islenos Parade

12 noon

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

TBA

Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Club block party

10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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