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Sunday, March 13 starting at 11am
Route: starts at Howe and Davie, proceeds north along Howe to Georgia Street, and ends at Georgia & Granville Streets.

The 12th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the festival’s largest and most popular free event, drawing people from all cultures, backgrounds, ages and all walks of life. Both parade participants and parade-goers contribute to this fun, colorful (green), and fabulous experience of sight and sound. At the parade, everyone gets in touch with their inner Irish.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will follow the same route as in 2015, beginning on Howe and Davie, proceeding north along Howe to Georgia, and ending at Georgia & Granville Streets.

Join thousands of happy spectators lining the route to cheer on 2000+ parade participants. They’ll include award-winning pipe and drum bands, Celtic musicians, Scottish and Irish dancers, acrobats, stilt walkers, vintage cars, the Vancouver police motorcycle drill team and pipe band, fire and police dogs, mounted horse drill teams, multi-cultural organizations and performers, local businesses, distinguished guests, and lots more.

After the parade, visit the Celtic Village! All weekend long, March 12-13, there’s free Celtic entertainment and workshops, along with a lively street market and food booths at Celtic Village & Street Market on Granville Street between Nelson & Robson in downtown Vancouver.

To become a participant in the parade: St Patrick’s Day Parade Entry Form
Deadline to submit is February 15

Download the Parade Rules

For more information about the St. Patrick’s Day Parade please contact Bernadette Jahn at