St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival

Overview Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival

Annual 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!  An Old Sacramento tradition that offers a day of a parade, live musical entertainment, outdoor beer gardens and a chance to find Leprechauns hiding throughout the charming historic district. Come and join us for this all-day event and make your St. Patrick’s Day one to remember! 

Old Sacramento’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Saturday March 16th

Festival time: 12:00PM – 5:00PM 

Parade time: 1:00PM – 2:00PM 

Parade Participant Check-in: 11:00AM 

Event Location:  Old Sacramento Waterfront

Thank you to our Sponsors

Festival Schedule

Main Stage/ K Street
Time Event
12:00PM – 12:20PM Kennelly School of Irish Dance
12:20PM – 12:40PM Sac Dance Lab
12:40PM – 1:00PM McKeever School of Irish Dance
1:00PM – 2:00PM Parade 
2:00PM – 3:00PM Fire Fighters Pipe & Drums
3:00PM – 5:00PM Stout Rebellion

Parade from 1PM – 2PM begins from J Street and 2nd


Embarcadero Stage
Time Event
2:00PM – 2:20PM Intro to Irish Dance w/ McKeever School of Irish Dance
2:25PM – 2:45PM Dance Party w/ DJ Mars Bars
2:55PM – 3:15PM Intro to Hip Hop w/ Sac Dance Lab
3:25PM – 3:45PM Magic Show by Fred Lee
4:00PM – 5:00PM Live Music by Celtic Charms

State Parks Stage
Time Event
2:00PM – 2:20PM Intro to Irish Dance w/ Kennelly Irish Dance
2:30PM – 2:50PM Sing along w/ Voice Academy 
3:00PM – 3:20PM Story Time w/ Delta Mello from the History Museum
3:30PM – 4:00PM Sing along w/ Voice Academy 

Leprechaun Hunt

March 1st – 18th 


Do you want a fun activity to keep you busy? Find the leprechauns who have hidden throughout Old Sacramento Waterfront! Each leprechaun will have a corresponding secret word that must be filled in on the activity pages to move onto the next hidden leprechaun.  You’ll need to fill in each clue to solve the secret code at the end. Fill out the riddle and submit the answers to enter our drawing for 4 tickets to City Cruises

Pick up an activity book to fill out either at the Visitor’s Center located at 1000 2nd Street or wherever you find a leprechaun! If you’d like to do it on your mobile device, click the link below to download the riddle! 

Download the Leprechaun Hunt Riddle Here!

Vendor Applications

Vendor Application

Vendor Applications are closed

Set up an information booth or sell items at this year’s festival. Set up starting at 10 AM and vend during the festival from noon to 5 PM. 

Parade Application 

Parade applications are closed.

Join us in this festive community event in Old Sacramento Waterfront by being in the parade! Check in at 10:30 AM and be ready to parade at 1 PM. 

Parking/RT/Transit Info

Cobblestones and cars don’t mix! Park in the garages! 

Two public parking garages offer the easiest ways to park:

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

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

Visit for rates and more public parking information.


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 

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


Taste of Ireland 

Let your taste buds celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Old Sacramento’s Taste of Ireland! Check back in to see the additional participating restaurants and their offerings for the month of March! 

Steamer’s Bakery & Cafe 

Steamer’s Bakery & Cafe is offering their Dancing Leprechaun-Espresso Beverage.

Sean Finnegan’s Pub

Sean Finnegan’s Pub is famous for having the Best Irish Coffee in Sacramento.

Our Place Kitchen & Event Space

Our Place is serving up Jameson Marinated Bratwurst and Irish Stew in a bread bowl. 

River City Queen

River City Queen will offer a Nutty Irishman for March.

Bear & Crown British Pub 

Bear and Crown British Pub presents you with their Irish Black & Tan a Guiness and Harp mix as well as Pickle Bites, a corned beed and sauerkraut with their signature bear sauce sandwiched between house pickles. 

Last Stop Saloon 

Last Stop Saloon is offering a corned beef egg roll and a Gaelic Grasshopper to go with it! 

Blueprint Coffee Project 

Come to Blueprint to try out their Mystic Shamrock Infusion! 

Brannan Manor 

Enjoy some St. Paddy’s Day Corned Beef & Cabbage Slider’s and a Tipsy Leprechaun or Pot-O-Gold Shooter to kick off your day!

Rio City Cafe 

Rio City is shaking up some Shamrock Rita’s and Corned Beef Sliders with pickled cabbage jalapeno slaw and swiss cheese with a sweet and spicy honey mustard.