The popular and beloved Indianapolis tradition of St. Patrick’s Day returns downtown with a Parade, Tent Party, and Greening of the Canal! The 41st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is presented by the Hoosier Lottery and will take place on Friday, March 17, 2023.
Parade festivities begin at 9:30 am with the Parade Tent and Block Party downtown. The family-friendly parade is made up of Irish-themed floats and helium balloons, marching bands, music, Irish dancers, catholic schools, Irish organizations, local companies, and non-profits with St. Patrick’s Day themes.
Indianapolis St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Friday, March 17 beginning at 11:30 am. The parade is typically made-up of Irish-themed floats, bands, dancers, school kids, and local Irish organizations and companies. The parade starts at North and Pennsylvania Streets, heads south to Ohio Street, and then back North on Meridian Street. Get downtown early to find your spot!
St. Patrick’s Day Parade Tent and Block Party
In addition to the parade, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Tent and Block Party will be back on North Street, between Meridian and Pennsylvania Streets, beginning at 9 am. Food trucks, activities, and a large heated tent with a beer garden and live entertainment are just some of the things you’ll find to do!
The Greening of the Canal in Indy will take place the day before on Thursday, March 16, 2023. This event is also in person and full of music and food trucks. But the committee will continue to stream the Greening of the Canal online.
While we’re really excited to have this event in Indy, let’s remember that all events are subject to change. The parade itself is rain or shine, but let’s hope the luck of the Irish is with us in 2023!
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