The Annual Alltech Lexington St. Patrick’s Parade and Irish Festival is NOW MOVED TO Saturday, March 19, 2022.  

Due to predicted weather the parade and event for March 12th has been canceled.  The Irish festival featuring arts, crafts, food vendors and entertainment will be Saturday, March 19, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Moondance Amphitheater. 



The Festival

The celebration begins at 10:45 a.m. with the “Blessing of the Keg” at the Alltech tents at the Robert F. Stephens Courthouse, which kicks off a free festival with entertainment from Irish dancers and musicians, as well as food and craft vendors from throughout the region. The parade begins at 1 p.m. on Main Street. 

The Shamrock Shuffle

Kick off running season at the 16th Annual Shamrock Shuffle 3K, presented by Stantec! Take part in this St. Patrick’s Day tradition by joining the in-person race at Fasig-Tipton on March 12, 2022 or by completing a virtual race from anywhere, March 12 – March 31, 2022. Like always, we shuffle for shelter! Net proceeds benefit Lexington Habitat for Humanity.

The Parade – CANCELED FOR 2022

The St. Patrick’s parade is the longest-running citywide civic event in Lexington. We look forward to continuing the tradition and welcoming people to downtown Lexington this year.  The parade kicks off at 1 pm.

The Lexington Division of Parks and Recreation produces the annual parade and festival with community support from local businesses and cultural organizations.


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