St. Patrick's Day

The 56st annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Saturday, March 15, 2025, at 12:00 PM in downtown St. Louis. The parade always takes place “rain or shine.” It began at 20th and Market streets, and proceed east to its conclusion at Broadway and Clark streets. Visit the Parade Route page for additional route details.

Regularly noted as one of the top in the country, the parade is comprised of over 120 units, including marching bands, floats, huge cartoon-character balloons, 5000+ marchers, and lots of clowns. Over 250,000 spectators regularly attend, the largest of any event in downtown St. Louis, packing the streets with smiling Irish eyes and festive green attire.

We welcome our dignitaries, from Ireland and the St. Louis area. Our guests are joined by the Mayor of St. Louis, the St. Louis County Executive, other local and regional officials, and the parade’s general chairman in leading our parade.

56st Annual
St. Patrick’s Day Parade, sponsored by Aetna

Saturday, March 15, 2025
12:00 PM
Downtown St. Louis

Committee Chairman: John H. McCarthy
Vice-Chairman: TBD
Parade Director: Kevin O. Griffin
Assistant Parade Director Tom Oliver

Enter Your Unit in the Parade

If you are interested in having a float/unit in this year’s parade, fill out the unit application form.


Finally, consider being a Parade Volunteer. Whether individually or with a group, it is a fun way to be involved and view the parade.


The Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark hotel is the official hotel of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Run. For information on special St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Run room packages, visit the Hilton’s Hotel Specials page.

Johnny on The Spot is our sole source provider for restrooms on the parade route. If you need a portable facility please contact their office at 314 863-8874.

More Information

Additional information on the parade is available by viewing the Parade Route and Frequently Asked Questions.