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St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival

St. Patrick's Day on is an occasion for parades and festivals, including in Fort Lauderdale. Pull out your favorite emerald apparel and delight in the festive vibe. 

St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival in Fort Lauderdale in 2024 is 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 16, and entry is free.


The parade is at noon from about Andrews Avenue to Southeast Ninth Avenue on Las Olas Boulevard. It includes floats, bagpipers, street performers and vintage vehicles, plus marching bands.


The event includes exhibitors, Irish dancing and other entertainment, and food for purchase. Interactive games are part of the festivities. For youngsters, a kids' zone is offered.

The festival is at Tunnel Top Plaza on Las Olas Boulevard and Southeast Sixth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale 33316. Parking  is usually $3 to $4 an hour.

Entertainment includes

  • 1:45 p.m. Bangers & Mash Band
  • 3 p.m. Aranmore Academy of Irish Dance
  • 3:30 p.m. Police Pipe and Drum Corps 
  • 4:20 p.m. Kelly Academy of Irish Dance 
  • 5 p.m. Drake School of Irish Dance
  • 5:30 p.m. Wide Awake band featuring U2 favorites

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