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Parade 2014 photo provided by Ivy (DVBIA)

The 12th Anniversary 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. This colorful (very green) display of fabulous sight and sound takes to the streets on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM.

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.

Festival organizers estimate crowds exceeding 200,000 will line the route to cheer on 2000+ parade participants, which they anticipate will 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 many more.

Be sure to also catch the free Celtic entertainment throughout the March 12-13, 2016 weekend at the Celtic Village & Street Market on Granville Street and Robson Square in downtown Vancouver.

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

2016 12th Annual St Patricks Day Parade Entry Form

Download the Parade Rules