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St. Patrick's Day 2024

The largest Irish celebration in the Northwest

Dates: March 16–17, 2024

With its numerous Irish pubs and a similar to Ireland's climate, Seattle is a great place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. The celebration starts with the Irish flag raised near the King County Administration Building. Meanwhile, trumpeters play the Irish and US National Anthems.

Seattle’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade (March 16, 2024)

The day of the parade begins with a Catholic Mass. This year, Seattle’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on March 16th from 12 pm to 2:00 pm. The parade starts at 4th Avenue and Jefferson, snakes its way to the Reviewing Stand at Westlake Park, and ends officially at the Seattle Center. Visitors can observe bagpipers, leprechauns, Irish dancers, and marching bands, and listen to lots of Irish music.

Irish Festival Seattle (March 16–17, 2024)

At 2:30 pm, you are invited for a free trip via Monorail to the Seattle Center for the annual Irish Festival. The Festival will take place on March 16-17, 2024, at the Armory Food & Event Hall. The event showcases Irish culture with dozens of crafters and vendors presenting their goods and food. Of course, you'll also witness many Irish dances, performances, and live music. Admission to the Festival is free, and the events will be held from 11 am to 6 pm.

St. Patrick's Day Dash (March 17, 2024)

The most healthy way to celebrate the Irish holiday in Seattle is to participate in the annual St. Patrick's Day Dash, which covers about 3 miles (5 km). Runners often dress in costumes of leprechauns and Guinness cans or wear all green. The run will take place for the 40th time, and the registration fee is $45. The race will start at 9:00 from Seattle Center, go along Aurora Ave, and return to the starting point. After the run inside Fisher Pavillion, the celebration will continue with live music, Irish dances, and traditional dishes and drinks. From 9 am to 12 pm, the Post Dash Bash will offer a costume contest, giveaways, and family entertainment with the Irish Heritage Club Festival (inside the Armory at Seattle Center). Additionally, there will be a kids' run, which costs $20.

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Last updated: by Eleonora Provozin