Lexington St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival

The St. Patrick’s parade is the longest-running citywide civic event in Lexington. We look forward to continuing the tradition and welcoming even more people to downtown Lexington this year.

The Lexington Division of Parks and Recreation produces the annual parade and festival with community support from local businesses and cultural organizations.

The events are part of an all-day celebration that begins at 8 a.m. with the annual Shamrock Shuffle to benefit Lexington Habitat for Humanity. At 11 a.m., the annual “Blessing of the Keg” at the Alltech tents in Cheapside Park kicks off the free daylong Irish festival. The parade begins at 1 p.m. and goes down Main Street from Midland Avenue to Mill Street.

Want to be a part of the parade?  Visit our Forms page to get all the information you need!