San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Irish Festival

San Diego St Patricks Day

The annual St. Patricks Day Parade in Balboa Park (March 14, 2015) features floats, bands, drill teams, roller skaters, antique cars, equestrian and law enforcement units, bagpipes, and more.

San Diego St Patricks DayThe Irish-themed festival will feature food and craft booths, two beer gardens, a Celtic Village and Kids Zone with Rides. The Festival and all the entertainment are free to attend.

WHAT: San Diego’s St. Patricks Day Parade and Festival are free family events.

WHEN: March 14, 2015, starting at 10:30am. Flag Raising ceremony in Balboa park at 9:45am. Festival 9:30am – 5pm.

WHERE: Balboa Park, 1549 El Prado, San Diego CA 92101. The St. Patricks Day Parade starts from Sixth Ave and Juniper St, travels north on Fifth Ave to Upas, then over to Sixth Ave and south on Sixth to conclude at Juniper Street.


  1. Getting There – San Diego transit bus MTS is running extra buses for this event.
  2. Parking — You can park and take the Trolley free — Old Town Trolley will take you to the Parade and Festival from 9am to 6:30pm.

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