Lexington St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival

This event has been canceled.

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

The 2020 Lexington St. Patrick's Day Parade is canceled

The Bluegrass Irish Society board of directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Lexington St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival on Saturday, March 14.

This decision is not made lightly, but with an over-abundance of caution for community members in Lexington and Central Kentucky who join us downtown each year.

We understand the best way to prevent any new cases of COVID-19 is to avoid exposure and we are taking this proactive step to keep our city and surrounding counties healthy. While the risk to most individuals remains low, there are portions of our community who, according to both CDC and Kentucky Public Health guidelines, are being advised to limit participation in public gatherings and avoid crowds. We do not want to hold an event when a number of our patrons are being asked to stay away. 


For further safety information, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/


This event has been canceled. 

Saturday, March 14, 2020


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.