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How to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in New Orleans in 2020

It’s another weekend of fun this St. Patrick’s Day, New Orleans! If you’ve been feeling down in the dumps post-Mardi Gras, this will help pick your spirits back up. With St. Patrick’s Day being during the middle of the week this year on Wednesday, there’s plenty of opportunities to celebrate throughout the weekend in case you can’t take off of work! 

Also, don’t forget to have the hand sanitizer on deck while in dense crowds this weekend.

Friday, March 13

Molly’s at the Market Irish Parade – 6pm

Head to the French Quarter for Molly’s at the Market annual Irish Parade! Carriage rides, marching groups, and the frozen Irish coffee will be flowing at this event, beginning at 6pm. The parade begins and ends at 1107 Decatur Street. See parade route.

Downtown Irish Club Parade – 6:30pm

The Downtown Irish Club Parade begins on the corner of Burgundy and Piety in the Bywater as it makes its way to Bourbon Street. The parade-attendees make several “pit stops” on their way to Bourbon Street, so you never know where you may see them! Parade begins at 6:30pm. See parade route.

Saturday, March 14

Parasol’s Block Party 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Everyone loves a good block party! Kicking off at 10am, Parasol’s at 3rd and Constance will be keeping things going through the night with music, green beer, food, and other surprises. See party location.

Tracey’s Block Party 11 a.m. – ’til

If you’re along Magazine Street, Tracey’s is also hosting a block party at 2604 Magazine Street. Their team will have Irish food including corned beef and cabbage, jello shots, lots of green beer, and more. 

Gris-Gris Block Party: 11am – til

Gris-Gris is hosting their second annual St. Patty’s Day Block Party, sponsored by Tullamore Irish Whiskey! Gris-Gris will be located at the start of the parade route, making it a great way to start your St. Patty Saturday. They will have an outdoor bar open at 11am, plus boiled crawfish by Gulf Coast Crawfish Co., BBQ with proceeds to benefit Hogs for the Cause, and lots more! RSVP and get the details here.

Irish Channel Parade – 1:00 p.m.
The Irish Channel parade is the epitome of St. Patrick’s Day in New Orleans! The parade begins after mass around 1pm. This quintessential cultural tradition in the city is a favorite with over 30 large floats and thousands of participants. Catch throws including flowers, beads, cabbage, and more! The Irish Channel Parade starts on Magazine & Felicity. See parade route.

Join the Irish Channel Parade members for mass at St. Mary’s Assumption Church at 2030 Constance Street. Open to the public.

Italian-American St.Joseph’s Parade – 6 p.m.

The St. Joseph’s Society celebrates St. Joseph with a parade through the French Quarter. The parade kicks off at 6 p.m. at the intersection of Convention Center Blvd. and Girod Street. It includes 16 floats, nine marching bands and a whole lot of guys dressed in tuxedos. See parade route.

Sun, March 15

St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Metairie Rd. – Noon

Kicking off at noon, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade down Metairie Road is a favorite every year! The parade begins at Rummel High School on Severn Avenue and goes down Severn to Metairie Road. 

Tuesday, March 17

Irish Channel block party – 1:00 p.m.

This block party takes place on St. Patrick’s Day and is located at Annunciation Square on the 1500 block of Chippewa. This block party has Irish music, food, drinks, and dancers, and proceeds benefit St. Michael’s Special School.

Tracey’s Block Party

Celebrating on St. Patrick’s Day, Tracey’s is hosting an all-day block party similar to their party on Saturday! Don’t miss out on some all day block party fun!

Featured image: Old Metairie Parade

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