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St. Patrick's Day Parade and Block Party

Indianapolis, IN 46225



March 17, 2014 to March 15, 2019

The annual Indianapolis St. Patrick's Day Celebration is a three-part party that’s paints the town green. The three-day event includes a Shamrock Run & Walk, the dyeing of the downtown canal green, and is capped off with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Block Party. Live Irish music, celebrity appearances and prize drawings are all part of the festivities.


  • 9 am - Block party opens on North Street between Meridian and Pennsylvania Sts.

  • 9:30-10 am - Parade unit staging

  • 10 am - A Beautiful Day (U2 tribute) performs

  • 11:30 am - Parade starts. Includes more than 90 units like floats, balloons, marching bands, pipe & drum corps, Irish dancers, mascots, schools, VIPs, and dignitaries.

  • 12 pm - Highland Reign performs

  • 1-1:15 pm - Irish Citizen of the Year/Grand Marshal awarded

  • 1:15-2:30 pm - Highland Reign performs

  • 2 pm - Hoosier Lottery gives away $1,000,000 live

  • 2:30-3 pm - Highland Reign performs

The parade starts at North and Pennsylvania Streets and ends at Meridian and Vermont Streets.

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