The 9th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the festival’s largest and most popular free event, drawing people from all cultures and all walks of life. This colourful (mostly green) display of fabulous sight and sound takes to the street on St. Patrick’s Day! Sunday, March 17th at 11:00 AM.
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will follow the same route as in 2012, beginning on Howe and Davie, proceeding north along Howe to Georgia, and ending at Georgia & Granville Streets. Festival organizers estimate crowds exceeding 300,000 will line the route to cheer on 2000 + parade participants, which includes 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, Irish Wolfhounds, fire and police dogs, mounted horse drill teams, multi-cultural organizations and performers, local businesses, distinguished guests and much more.