Lexington St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival

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


March 16, 2024
10:45 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Henry A. Tandy Centennial Plaza
251 W. Main St.
Lexington, KY 40507

This year’s celebration begins at 10:45 a.m. with the “Blessing of the Keg,” which kicks off a free festival with entertainment from regional bands, local Irish dancers and food and craft vendors from throughout the region. The parade begins at 1 p.m. on Main Street.

Festival schedule

2024 festival schedule
(11:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.)

  • Bluegrass Ceili Academy
  • Liam’s Fancy
  • William Sutherland Reid Pipes & Drums
  • McTeggart Irish Dancers
  • Kentucky United Pipes & Drums:
  • Celtic Blue
  • Draper Family Band

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.