St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival
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 – 3:00PM
Parade Participant Check-in: 11:00AM
Event Location: Old Sacramento Waterfront
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.
Stay tuned for clues!
Be a Vendor!
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. Fill out the application here or below.
Participate in the Parade!
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. Fill out the application here.
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 SacPark.org for rates and more public parking information.
Suggested drop off locations – these locations will include a short 5 min walk to Old Sacramento
- On the east side of 4th between L Street and Capitol Mall
- On the north side of J Street between 3rd and 5th Street
- On I Street between 7th and 8th Street
Check sacrt.com/schedules 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 www.sacrt.com.
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 a Celtic cocktail all March long!
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!
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.