Hundreds of colorful marchers dressed in green, along with Irish and Highland dancers, pipe and drum bands, historic re-enactors and a variety of cultural organizations all join together to be a part of the 23rd annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. The parade steps off promptly from Neasham and Front Streets in Old Sacramento Waterfront and proceeds throughout the national historic landmark district.
Over 50 units with nearly 1,000 marchers will be featured in the parade. Irish dancers in elaborate Celtic costumes, bagpipers, bands, military regiments, police and fire representatives, costumed marchers and a variety of cultural organizations bring the luck of the Irish to the event. The parade draws people from all over Northern California, bringing together thousands in the 28-acre historic site. Last year more than 35,000 people turned out to enjoy the festivities.