Due to bad weather, times and dates are being changed.

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

See the Parades & Parties


Sun, March 10 The City of Gretna's
Irish-Italian Heritage Parade - 12pm

Thu, March 14 Irish Channel block party - 1:00pm

Sat, March 16 Parasol's Block Party 10am - 8pm
Italian-American St.Joseph's Parade - 6pm

Sun, March 17 Downtown Irish Club Parade - 7:00pm

Sun, March 24 Louisiana Irish-Italian Parade (Metairie) - 12pm

Sat, April 6 Irish-Italian Islenos Parade at St.Bernard - 11am

Sun, April 7 St. Patrick's Day Parade on Metairie Rd. - 12pm


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!)

Checkout the newest restaurant in Metairie right on the parade route to view the Metairie parade!

St. Patrick's Blessing

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

Saturday, February 24

Downtown Irish Club's Block Party

12:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.

Free Admission to Everyone. @ Washington Park. Beer & Spirits, Food , Live Music, & Craft Vendors.
Music from “Alpha Tribe”

See party location

Friday, March 1

Irish Channel Practice March


Annual event hosted by The Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Parade Club. Assembles at Jackson Square

Sunday, March 10

Gretna Irish-Italian Parade


The City of Gretna's Irish-Italian Heritage Parade & Events begins at Burmaster & Franklin Streets and ends at 4th Street & Huey P. Long Ave. Music & free beer while supplies last.

See parade route

Thursday, March 14

Irish Channel block party


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.

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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.

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Tracy's Block Party


Annual celebration in the Irish Channel - 3226 Magazine St. Lots of green beer, corned beef and cabbage and more fun. They are the party at the end of the Irish Channel Parade.

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Irish Channel Parade

1:00 p.m.

The Irish Channel Parade starts on Felicity & Magazine

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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 17

Downtown Irish Club Parade

7:00 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

Sunday March 24

Louisiana Irish-Italian Parade (Metairie)

12 Noon

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

See parade route

Saturday, April 6

St. Bernard Irish Italian Islenos Parade


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

Sunday, April 7

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