Civic Center Plaza
San Francisco, California

San Francisco's 158th Annual
St. Patrick's Day Festival
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Civic Center Plaza ~ San Francisco
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Parade at 11:30 AM

Parade information can be found at
The 158th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in San Francisco is a well established event with historic ties to the city. The parade itself is a huge draw for attendees from all different demographics and ethnicity.

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 day. 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, and food and beverage concessions, children's rides and inflatables, cultural displays, a petting zoo and pony ride and a number of non-profits booths representing the Irish community.

The Festival will take place, before, during and after the Parade. The Parade begins at 11:30 AM at the corner of Second and Market, where more than 5,000 participants from all over the state, will reel about with laughter and revelry all the way to City Hall.

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Added by mark restivo on February 5, 2009



I'd really like to take my daughter to this parade - anyone know if it is kid-friendly?


very kid friendly. lots of kids in the parade itself.