FACES & PLACES: St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2023

Check out Balboa Park at its dewy greenest, and get info about other Irish-themed celebrations coming to downtown San Diego
LUCKY DAY: The 41st St Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival in Balboa Park on March 11, 2023.

Play it safe. Assume everybody is Irish when it’s time for the wearin’ of the green, including in Balboa Park for the 41st St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival on March 11, 2023.

The annual parade, organized by the Irish Congress of Southern California, stepped off at 10:30 a.m. Undeterred by overcast skies, it marched straight into an Irish Festival in Balboa Park scheduled to run until 6 p.m.

Working up a thirst for a wee bit more of ye olde Irish celebration?

  • The Gaslamp Quarter is your lucky spot for St. Patrick’s Day during the ShamRock St. Paddy’s Day Music + Beer Festival. It’s a block party on Friday, March 17, offering nonstop stages of music and plenty of other shenanigans.  More info: ShamRock
  • What’s that, you’re looking to rediscover your Celtic heritage with a couple of downtown pub crawls? That can happen, too, on March 17 and 18. Deets here: Irish4ADay.

San Diego Sun photo lad Sal Giametta was at the official parade to catch the green-themed festivities. See his work below.

Erin go Bragh! SDSun


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