2020 St. Patrick's Day Parade
This event has been CANCELLED. at Francis Field
Please Note: The St. Patrick's Day Parade has been cancelled by the City of St. Augustine for 2020.
Celebrating the 420th 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 14, 2020, at Francis Field in St. Augustine.
The parade route follows the bayfront to the Bridge of Lions, takes a right down Cathedral Place, and returns to its origin via Cordova Street. The parade is a spectacle of floats, marching bands, pipes and drums, horse-drawn carriages, military units, local community groups, and more. This is the only St. Patrick's Day Parade in Northeast Florida.
The Grand Marshal of the 2020 parade will be Sr. Bernard Joseph, curator of the Sisters of St. Joseph O'Reilly House Museum.
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: Saturday, March 14, 2020, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
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 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2020. The shuttle service picks up 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.