St. Patrick’s Day


You can always count on New Orleans for a great party, and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception. You’ll find revelry throughout the city, but the star of the official event is of course a parade! Floats, trucks, marching bands and more take to the streets, listening for the cry of, “Throw me something, Mister!” Traditionally, those “somethings” are carrots, onions, cabbages and moon pies.

St. Paddy’s Day is a week-long affair in New Orleans, starting the Saturday before with Tracey’s St. Paddy’s Day Party at 11 a.m., located at 2604 Magazine Street. Corned beef, cabbage and green beer aplenty can be found here. On both March 10th and 17th, check out Parasol’s Block Party from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. for more green beer, fun and surprises. The Irish Channel Parade takes place March 10th at 12:30 p.m. with the Annual Mass and Parade at St. Mary’s Assumption Church.


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Sunday, March 11th marks the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Metairie Road at noon, right in front of Rummel High School. Molly’s at the Market hosts the Jim Monaghan’s Parade at 6 p.m. on March 17th in the French Quarter with carriage rides and marching bands.


Also on March 17th is the Downtown Irish Club Parade at 6 p.m., starting on the corner of Burgundy and Piety. It’s known for numerous pit stops at popular bars and pubs. Check out the Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Club Block Party on March 17th at Annunciation Square, or the Italian-American St. Joseph’s Parade in the French Quarter at 6 p.m. Whether you’re here for the Louisiana Irish-Italian Parade March 18th or the various once-a-year dishes around town, you’re in for a real treat.