'til St. Patrick's Day. Erin go bragh!
Fri, March 3 Irish Channel Practice March 12pm
Sat, March 11
Parasol's Block Party 10am - 8pm
Tracy's Block Party 11am - 'til
Irish Channel Parade - 1:00pm
Sun, March 12 St. Patrick's Day Parade on Metairie Rd. - 12pm
Fri, March 17
Irish Channel block party - 1:00pm
Downtown Irish Club Parade - 7:00pm
Sun, March 19 Louisiana Irish-Italian Parade (Metairie) - 12pm
Sat, March 25 Italian-American St.Joseph's Parade - 6pm
Sun, April 1 Irish-Italian Islenos Parade at St.Bernard - 11am
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?
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.
Annual event hosted by The Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Parade Club. Assembles at Jackson Square
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
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
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 Louisiana Irish-Italian Parade will roll at 12:00 noon, on the traditional Veterans Highway route in Metairie.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 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