Lexington St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival

The 2021 event has been canceled. 

Lexington's 41st St. Patrick's Parade is part of the city's annual Irish Festival.

2021 St. Patrick's Parade and Festival shifts to possible fall event

Last year on March 11, the Bluegrass Irish Society Board of Directors made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Lexington St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival. The event was the first of many we would see through the year that were canceled, postponed or dramatically altered. 

Ten months later, we find ourselves in the position of once again putting our community first. The incidence of COVID-19 in Lexington, our state and nation has not eased and while the first of the vaccines that may stop the pandemic are being distributed, we are still months from significant progress. 

After consultation with our board, our partners at Lexington Parks and Recreation and the Lexington Fayette County Health Department, we regretfully announce that we are will not hold the Lexington St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival on Saturday, March 13. Rather, we will tentatively plan for a Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day mini-festival in September, with additional details to be announced. 

So, until we can gather together: 

“For each petal on the shamrock
This brings a wish your way
Good health, good luck and happiness
For today and every day.”

-        Traditional Irish Blessing




Downtown Lexington
120 N Limestone 
Lexington, Ky. 

About the Alltech Lexington St. Patrick's Parade and Festival

Festivities include youth activities and Irish entertainment with dancers, pipers, musicians and much more. Irish food and products are available.

Whether you are Irish, of Irish descent or indulging your inner-Irish, come celebrate with us!

To participate in the parade or become a vendor at the festival fill out the applications below, please visit lexingtonstpatsparade.org.

Applications are only available in online format. 

Produced by Lexington Parks & Recreation and sponsored by the Lexington Celtic Association and the Bluegrass Irish Society.