San Francisco St. Patrick's Day Parade & Celebration Mar. 13, 2010


San Francisco, CA--St. Patrick's Day Parade in San Francisco is a time honored tradition. The 159th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in San Francisco event maintains historic ties to the city. The parade itself is a huge draw for attendees from all different demographics and ethnicity.

San Francisco's 159th Annual St. Patrick's Day Festival
Saturday, March 13th, 2010 Civic Center Plaza ~ San Francisco
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Parade Saturday, March 13th at 11:30 AM, begins at corner of 2nd & Market

The addition of the Festival after the parade provides a great opportunity for attendees to learn more about Irish history and culture while having fun experiencing the event. A full day of activity is planned for the St. Patrick's Day Festival at Civic Center Plaza and on Grove Street, Polk to Larkin Street.

The colorful festivities surrounding the parade will showcase Irish Culture through live performance and entertainment, arts and crafts exhibitors, food and beverage concessions, children's rides and inflatable’s, cultural displays, a petting zoo and pony ride and a number of non-profits booths representing the Irish community. Many Irish pubs will be celebrating in concert with the parade so be sure to check them out.

The Festival will take place, before, during and after the Parade on Saturday. The Parade begins at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at the corner of Second and Market, where more than 5,000 participants from all over the states, will reel about with laughter and revelry all the way to City Hall. Join this great San Francisco event, which is the largest St. Patrick's day event west of the Mississippi.

To request accommodations for persons with disabilities or if you have communication needs such as large print, Braille or sign language interpreters, please call 1-800-310-6563 or fax us at 415-456-6436 at least three weeks prior to the event.

2010 Grand Marshal John L. Burton is currently the Chairman of the California Democratic Party. He has devoted his professional political career to crafting laws which The California Journal wrote “have done right for some of the least among us.” He has worked tirelessly for the disadvantaged, and environmental, labor and human rights organizations consider him their strong ally. For all your public transportation options, visit





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