St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival

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

If it’s the Luck of the Irish you’re looking for, come find it at Old Sacramento Waterfront in March! Enjoy a parade, live music, outdoor beer gardens, and a chance to find Leprechauns hiding throughout the charming historic district.

Saturday, March 18th

Parade – 1:00 pm
Watch creative floats and friendly paraders march throughout the district.

Vendor Village – 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
K and Front Streets will showcase a variety of vendors, from food to local products.

Beer Garden – Sean Finnegan’s Pub
Sean Finnegan’s Pub will be offering an exclusive beer garden on K Street for customers who are 21+ to enjoy while listening to music and enjoying the sites.

Entertainment – 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
ShamROCKIN’ Stage featuring local musicians

To participate in the parade please fill out the application here: Parade Application

Interested in joining the search for lost Leprechauns? Find the clues here.


Parking/RT/Transit Info

Two-hour metered street parking is available throughout Old Sacramento Waterfront 7-days a week from 10 a.m.–10 p.m.

Surface lot parking is available at Front & L Street, accessible from Firehouse Alley, and two public parking garages are available:

Old Sacramento Garage, entrance on I Street between 3rd and 2nd.
Weekend Pre-Pay Rates – $10-$15
Friday from 3 p.m. to close
Saturday and Sunday, all-day

Tower Bridge Garage, entrance on Capitol Blvd at Neasham Circle near the Tower Bridge.
Weekend Pre-Pay Rates – $10-$15
Friday from 3 p.m. to close
Saturday from 3 p.m. to close
Sunday from 3 p.m. to close (if Monday is a holiday)

Visit for rates and more public parking information.

Some businesses also offer valet parking.

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 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

Road Closures
K STREET from FRONT ST/2ND STREET (BOTH SIDES): 9:00 am – 6:00 pm