Seattle St. Patrick's Day Parade 2024

Sat Mar 16 2024 at 12:00 pm to 02:00 pm

South Lake Union, | Seattle

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Seattle St. Patrick's Day Parade 2024

The largest Irish celebration in the Northwest!

Seattle ’s St. Patrick’s Day parade dates back to 1971. St Patrick’s Landing Saturday March 16 2024 from 12 pm to 2 pm . Welcome St Patrick as he arrives in Seattle to start the Irish Festival. Location South Lake Union beside the Wooden Boat Center.

The Parade route starts on 4th Ave at James St. and ends at Westlake Park (on 4th Ave at Pine).

The Parade will travel from 4th Ave at James St downtown Seattle up 4th Avenue, traveling north from Jefferson to the reviewing stand at Westlake Park. From there, participants are invited to travel for free via the Monorail to the Seattle Center for closing ceremonies at the Irish Festival in the Armory at 2:30 pm.

Seattle celebrates St Patrick's Day in grand style with a full week of activities. Festivities kick off with the proclamation of Irish Week. Seattle, Washington, due to Seattle's northern state climates, like Ireland, the city received many Irish immigrants. So many that Seattle and Galway are sister cities. 

The annual Irish Week Festival is enormous, including Irish step dancing food, historical and modern exhibitions, and Irish lessons. This is all celebrated on March 14. And it may be carried on till the 15th, 16th, and 17th of March.

Attending the parade as a spectator:

What to bring

If it is a cold day, bring a warm hat, warm gloves and warm shoes. For a sunny day, you’ll want to bring sunglasses, suntan lotion and a hat. The parade goes on rain, shine, or snow.

Transportation and Parking

Mass transit is a great way to get in and out to see the parade.

Event Photos


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

South Lake Union, , 4th Ave at James St, downtown Seattle, Seattle, United States


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