St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
Old Sacramento Waterfront

Event Seasonal Activities

If it’s the Luck of the Irish you’re looking for, come find it at Old Sacramento Waterfront in March!  A parade, live musical entertainment, outdoor beer gardens and a chance to find Leprechauns hiding throughout the charming historic district.

Old Sacramento Waterfront’s Annual St. Patricks Day Parade and Festival

Event Date: Saturday, March 18th

Parade Time: 1:00 pm

Beer Garden and Vendor Village: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Event Location:  Old Sacramento Waterfront


Event Details

Vendor Village – 12:00 pm-5:00 pm

  • K and Front Streets will showcase a variety of vendors, from food to local products.  

Beer Garden – Sean Finnegan’s Pub

    • Sean Finnegan’s Pub will be offering an exclusive beer garden on K Street for customers who are 21+ to enjoy while listening to music and enjoying the sites.

    Entertainment – 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      • ShamROCKIN’ Stage featuring local musicians


      Vendor Applications

      To participate in the parade please fill out the application here: 

      Parade Application

      To participate as a retail pop-up in the Vendor Village, please fill out the application here: 

      Vendor Application

      To become a sponsor of this event or future events, please inquire here:

      Sponsorship Opportunities

      Parking/RT/Transit Info


      Two-hour metered street parking is available throughout Old Sacramento Waterfront 7-days a week from 10 a.m.–10 p.m. If you’re visiting during the holidays, you can take advantage of free holiday parking on select days and times.

      Surface lot parking is available at Front & L Street, accessible from Firehouse Alley, and two public parking garages are available:

      Old Sacramento Garage, entrance on I Street between 3rd and 2nd.

      Weekend Pre-Pay Rates – $10-$15

      Friday from 3 p.m. to close

      Saturday and Sunday, all-day

      Tower Bridge Garage, entrance on Capitol Blvd at Neasham Circle near the Tower Bridge.

      Weekend Pre-Pay Rates – $10-$15

      Friday from 3 p.m. to close

      Saturday from 3 p.m. to close

      Sunday from 3 p.m. to close (if Monday is a holiday)

      Visit for rates and more public parking information.

      Some businesses also offer valet parking.  


      Ride Share

      Suggested drop off locations – these locations will include a short 5 min walk to Old Sacramento

      1. On the east side of 4th between L Street and Capitol Mall
      2. On the north side of J Street between 3rd and 5th Street
      3. On I Street between 7th and 8th Street


      By Bus

      SacRT has partnered with Visit Sacramento to offer free rides on fixed-route bus and light rail trains for New Year’s Eve Sky Spectacular event.  Check or call 916-321- BUSS (2877) to plan your trip before riding. Please check the schedules to ensure that you board your return bus or train before the last trip of the evening.  

      Sacramento Regional Transit bus routes 11, 30, 31, 62, 86 and 88

      Stop on 3rd St. between I and L only a one block walk from Old Sacramento Waterfront. Other Downtown routes are no more than a half-mile walk from the historic district. More information at

      Road Closures 

      K STREET from FRONT ST/2ND STREET (BOTH SIDES): 9:00 am – 6:00 pm