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2024 St. Patrick's Day Parade

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San Francisco's 173rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration 2024
Saturday, March 16, 2024 - 11:30 AM to 6:00 PM

11:30 AM Parade Starts at 2nd Street & Market Street

11:30 AM Civic Center Plaza Opens: Food, Drink, Music, Vendors

2:00 PM Parade Ends at Civic Center Plaza in front of City Hall

2:00 PM Live Music begins on Civic Center Plaza.

Musical sets by The Hooks, Glide Ensemble, Dublin Soul6:00 PM Civic Center Plaza Event EndsThe Saint Patrick's Day parade begins at 11:30 am. The parade route begins at 2nd and Market Streets and heads straight down Market Street to Civic Center Plaza near San Francisco City Hall.

This year, we will also have a UniteSF Multi-cultural Celebration at Civic Center Plaza from 11:30 AM to 6:00 PM, with a bar, food options, and music, with the LIVE music starting about 2 PM after the parade.

Live Music by:
The Hooks
Glide Ensemble and Change Band
Dublin Soul
+ special guests (see description below)

The theme of the 2024 St. Patrick's Day Parade is UniteSF. The mission of UniteSF is to share St. Patrick’s Day with everyone: to unite, embrace, and honor all the unique cultural groups across this fine City. San Francisco is such an amazing place to live - a true melting pot of global cultures. UniteSF will bring the best of these incredibly diverse communities together, during and after the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, for one huge celebration of the dance, music, arts, and food of the people and cultures of this fantastic city.

The Post Parade-Celebration opens at 11:30 AM with LIVE music at 2:00 PM: 

Experience the Rhythms of Ireland and the World in San Francisco! Join us for an extraordinary musical journey at the post-parade concert, led by the acclaimed Eamonn Fynn, known for his work with The Commitments and Elvin Bishop.

Immerse yourself in a spectacular showcase featuring a lineup of phenomenal artists:

-The Hooks: Straight from Sligo, this band brings the heart of Irish music to our stage.

-The Whelan Academy of Irish Dance: Watch the tradition come alive with their vibrant performances.

-Felim Egan and Darcy Noonan: A dynamic duo, Egan's masterful accordion blends seamlessly with Noonan's enchanting fiddle.

-The Glide Ensemble and Change Band: Feel the power of gospel with this full-on choir from the legendary Glide Memorial Church.

-Dublin Soul: A fusion of soul and Irish charm, featuring the incredible talents of Tony Lindsay (Santana), Omega Rae (Van Morrison), the traditional vocals of Amelia Hogan, and Ronan and Keith Mulligan from The Hooks, under the guidance of keyboardist, Eamonn Flynn (The Commitments, Elvin Bishop) 

Special Tribute: We honor the legacies of Sinéad O'Connor and Shane MacGowan, two titans of Irish music who left us in 2023. Join us in celebrating their unforgettable contributions through a set of heartfelt tributes.

Don't miss this fusion of Irish tradition and soulful melodies, only at the San Francisco St. Patrick's Day celebration!

More info?: https://unitesf.net/

How to get to the San Francisco Saint Patrick's Day Parade + Celebration

BART and Muni Underground Stations

Embarcadero Station
Location: 9-minute walk to the start of the parade.
BART: All lines serving San Francisco (underground).
Muni: J, K, L, M, N, T lines (underground).

Montgomery Station
Location: At the start of the parade.
BART: All lines serving San Francisco (underground).
Muni: J, K, L, M, N, T lines (underground).

Powell Station
Location: Middle of the parade route.
BART: All lines serving San Francisco (underground).
Muni: J, K, L, M, N, T lines (underground).

Civic Center Station
Location: Close to the end of the parade and Civic Center Plaza.
BART: All lines serving San Francisco (underground).
Muni: J, K, L, M, N, T lines (underground).

Parade Day Operations

Underground Services: BART and Muni's underground lines will operate normally.

Above Ground Muni Lines: Subject to rerouting. Check SFMTA's website for updates (https://www.sfmta.com/travel-transit-updates)

Use the BART trip planner: https://www.bart.gov/planner
Use the MUNI trip planner: https://www.sfmta.com/trip-planner

Tickets and Payment
BART Tickets: Purchase tickets from vending machines at any BART station. Fares vary based on the distance traveled. Use the BART fare calculator to estimate your fare (https://www.bart.gov/tickets/calculator)

Muni Fares: Single rides are $2, with a 90-minute transfer. Check arrivals at NextMuni (https://www.sfmta.com/nextmuni-real-time-information)

Clipper Card: Both BART and Muni accept the Clipper Card, a reloadable contactless smart card. It's a convenient way to pay for transit fares and can be used on both systems. Learn more about Clipper Cards here (https://www.clippercard.com/ClipperWeb/