Celebrating the 423nd anniversary of the First St. Patrick's Day in 1600 and the first recorded St. Patrick's Day Parade in the World in 1601, St. Augustine's own St. Patrick's Day Parade steps off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at Francis Field in St. Augustine.
The information below is from the 2022 parade. We will update this as new information becomes available.
The 2022 Parade Grand Marshal will be The Sisters of St. Joseph representing the Miguel O'Reilly House, which has been in the care and ownership of the Sisters since 1866. The parade announcer will be Jessica Clark, award-winning journalist and First Coast News WTLV-TV news anchor, who has covered St. Augustine and St. Johns County since 2005.
The parade route follows the bayfront to the Bridge of Lions, turns right down Cathedral Place and returns to its origin via Cordova Street. A spectacle of floats, marching bands, pipes and drums, horse-drawn carriages, military units and local community groups, the St. Augustine St. Patrick's Day Parade is the only St. Patrick's Day Parade in Northeast Florida.
Parade registration opens in November 2021. Visit here to register to participate in the parade or for more information.
This event is part of the St. Augustine Celtic Music and Heritage Festival.
Admission: This event is free to view along the sidewalks of the parade route.
When: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 11, 2023.
Where: The parade begins at Francis Field and follows this route:
Parking and Shuttle Services
Parking is available at the downtown parking facility right next to Francis Field.
Additionally, the City of St. Augustine will operate a Free Park and Ride Shuttle Service on Saturdays during spring festival season. The service runs from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, 2022. The shuttle service picks up every 20 minutes from two parking locations north of downtown:
The shuttle will drop off at the Historic Downtown Parking Facility, which is located next to Francis Field, where the Celtic Music and Heritage Festival will be held.
For alternative parking options when the park and ride shuttle is not available, please visit here.