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

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’s Annual St. Patricks Day Parade

Saturday March 18th

Parade Time: 1:00pm

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

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.  

Entertainment – 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    • ShamROCK 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

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

    Front Street, J Street & 2nd Street closed for parade – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

    Event Specialty Entertainment

    The DELTA KING Theater Presents THE JOHNNY GREAT AND DUTCH SHOW It’s a Magic Show! It’s a Musical!
    The Delta King

    The Johnny Great And Dutch Show
    The Johnny Great and Dutch Show (JGD Show) is a story driven live production show featuring COMEDY, MUSIC, MAGIC, ILLUSION, and DANCE.

    Event Specialty Entertainment

    Dance on the Edge
    Dance on the Edge

    Looking for a fun night out that combines great music, beginner-friendly dance lessons, and plenty of exciting activities? Look no further than Latin Dance Night at the Waterfront!

    Our event offers the perfect opportunity to let loose, learn some new moves, and enjoy the company of friends and family. With beginner-friendly dance lessons offered at the start of each event, everyone is welcomes to dance the night away!

    Event Sacramento History Museum Sacramento History Museum

    Gold Fever! Game
    Sacramento History Museum

    Boom or Bust, launching from the newly relocated Sacramento Visitors Center, guests to the Old Sacramento Waterfront can experience what it was like to catch gold fever in the River City while getting actively involved in the intriguing Gold Fever! Game and tour. Participants take on personas of characters in history – or “real-life rascals” – who scratched and clawed their way to make this area the center of the Gold Rush. Never the same experience twice, Gold Fever! Game relives Sacramento’s early days when gold fever ruled amid horrible disasters that threatened fates and fortunes.

    Event Specialty Entertainment

    Waterfront Yoga
    Yoga Moves Us

    Join Yoga Moves Us on the Old Sacramento Waterfront embarcadero every Sunday from 9 AM – 10 AM for a FREE yoga class!

    Event Specialty Entertainment

    Business Casual: Get Your Creative Biz Together
    Atrium 916

    Make a date with your business, sip wine and build that relationship.

    Did you know your paints, brushes, fabrics, canvases and sewing machines can save
    you on your taxes, if you are set up correctly as a business?

    Setting up correctly as a creative business means you are setting yourself up for success
    and growth.

    Every fourth Saturday of the month, from February to September, Atrium’s mentorship team
    will be hosting a free business basics discussion group.
    Growing your creative business can seem like a daunting task.

    Event Specialty Entertainment

    Candlelight: A Tribute to Taylor Swift
    California State Railroad Museum

    Venue: California State Railroad Museum
    Dates and times: various dates are available at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. (select during purchase)
    Duration: 60 minutes (doors open 60 mins prior to the start time and late entry is not permitted)
    Age requirement: 8 years old or older. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult
    Accessibility: this venue is wheelchair accessible
    Seating is assigned on a first come first served basis in each zone


    Roaring 20’s Jubilee
    The Jubilee is sponsored by Peninsula Banjo Band and Sacramento Jazz Education Foundation. Both are not-for-profit organizations.

    The Roaring 20’s Jubilee is bringing live music back to Old Sacramento.
    During the day we will entertain with jazz, ragtime and banjo music at Our Place, Steamers, Sacramento History Museum and Sac. History Museum Annex. These events are free to the public and will run from 11:30 am to 5:00 pm.


    Evening shows will feature professional performers and will be held at three locations — Hoppy Brewing Co., Our Place and Sacramento History museum. 
    Tickets are available on-line at: www.peninsulabanjoband.org


    Event Museums Specialty Entertainment

    Old Sacramento Underground Tours
    Sacramento History Museum

    Old Sacramento Underground Tours – Tour tickets may be purchased at the Sacramento History Museum, Visitor’s Center (1000 2nd St), or online at sachistorymuseum.org


    Tickets are on sale for our popular Old Sacramento Underground Tours which run seven days-a-week. Ticket prices for adults are $22.00, and ages 6 – 12 are $15.00. Children 5 and younger are free. Tours are limited to 20 per group, face masks are required while inside the museum and in the underground areas. Underground Tours run approximately 1 hour.


    Second Sunday Brunch Market
    River City Marketplace

    Join us for a fun and family friendly Sunday Brunch Market in the heart of Old Sacramento Waterfront this year on the Embarcadero! 

    Kicking off on March 12th, the Second Sunday Brunch Market will be every second Sunday through December from 10 am – 2 pm, featuring local artist booths, brunch at neighboring restaurants, live music and more! We are partnering with River City Marketplace to bring the best local makers and artists into our very own historical district each month. 

    Grab brunch at our neighboring restaurants:




    Steamers Bakery & Cafe

    Emma’s Tamales

    Finnegan’s Irish Pub (Irish Coffee)

    Our Place Kitchen & Event Space

    Rio City Cafe (Reservations Recommended)

    Delta King

    Railroad Fish & Chips

    Honey and the Trapcat

    The Backdoor Lounge

    Willie’s Burgers

    Brannan Manor

    Sean Finnegan’s Pub

    Danny’s Mini Donuts

    Are you an early bird? Make sure you join us at 9 AM for our FREE yoga series that happens in the district every Sunday as well! Grab your yoga mat, get your sunshine, and then come join us for brunch and shopping afterwards. 


    Waterfront Attractions

    Located at the newly activated Waterfront Park (in front of Rio City Café), a visually-exciting and whimsical 65’ Ferris wheel and carousel, operated by Brass Ring Amusements, Inc, are both open daily at the Old Sacramento Waterfront.

    Hours of operation for the Waterfront Wheel and Front Street Carousel will be Monday through Thursday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday through Sunday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

    1150 Front Street
    Sacramento, CA 95814