Old Sacramento Waterfront’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival

Enjoy a parade, live music, and a chance to find Leprechauns hiding throughout the charming historic district.

Leprechaun Hunt
March 1–18

Do you want a fun activity to keep young minds busy? Find the leprechauns who have hidden throughout Old Sacramento Waterfront! Each leprechaun will have a corresponding secret word that families must fill in on the activity pages to move onto the next hidden leprechaun.  You’ll need to fill in each clue to solve the secret code at the end.

Download the activity book and discover the first clue HERE


St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival
March 16

Fun for grandparents and children alike, enjoy all day activities on stages across Old Sacramento as well as the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. The festival can be celebrated from noon to 5 PM.


Parking/RT/Transit Info

Two public parking garages offer the easiest ways to park:

Old Sacramento Garage, entrance on I Street between 3rd and 2nd.

Tower Bridge Garage, entrance on Capitol Blvd at Neasham Circle near the Tower Bridge.

Visit SacPark.org for rates and more public parking information.

Ride Share
Suggested drop off locations – these locations will include a short 5 min walk to Old Sacramento

  1. On the east side of 4th between L Street and Capitol Mall
  2. On the north side of J Street between 3rd and 5th Street
  3. On I Street between 7th and 8th Street

By Bus
Check sacrt.com/schedules or call 916-321- BUSS (2877) to plan your trip before riding. Please check the schedules to ensure that you board your return bus or train before the last trip of the evening.

Sacramento Regional Transit bus routes 11, 30, 31, 62, 86 and 88

Stop on 3rd St. between I and L only a one block walk from Old Sacramento Waterfront. Other downtown routes are no more than a half-mile walk from the historic district. More information at www.sacrt.com.


Thank you to our Sponsors


Saturday, March 16

Parade Participant Check-in: 11 AM

Vendor Check-in: 10 AM

Festival Time: 12 PM – 5 PM

Parade Time: 1 PM – 3 PM

Leprechaun Hunt Dates: March 1 – March 18

Leprechaun Hunt Page

FAQ Page