New Orleans is one of the best spots in the country to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. And no wonder—In the 19th century, New Orleans was the destination for many Irish immigrants, who contributed greatly to the city’s culture and economy.
Each year, New Orleans residents and visitors take to the streets, enjoying exciting street parties and green parades. With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, here’s what’s happening in the New Orleans area to celebrate the city’s Irish heritage:
Friday, March 15:
Molly’s at the Market Irish parade: Starting in the French Quarter (at 1107 Decatur St.) at 6 p.m. and featuring carriages and marchers.
Saturday, March 16:
Irish Channel Parade: 66th annual parade celebration starting at 1 p.m. on Felicity and Magazine.
Tracey’s St. Paddy’s Day Party: Celebration in the Irish Channel starting at 11 a.m. at 2604 Magazine St.
Sunday, March 17:
Parasol’s Block Party Celebration: All-day St. Patrick’s Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (3rd and Constance)
Downtown Irish Club Parade: Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade starting at Burgundy and Piety and travelling to Bourbon St.
And if you miss the revelry during St. Patrick’s Day weekend, you’re still in luck: the Louisiana Irish-Italian Parade is scheduled to take place in Metairie at 12 p.m. on Sunday, March 24 on the traditional Vets Highway.
We wish you a safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day and encourage you to make driving arrangements ahead of time.