The 40th Annual Alltech Lexington St. Patrick’s Parade and Irish Festival is Saturday, March 16, 2019.
Rain or shine in downtown Lexington.
The festival is part of an all-day celebration that begins at 8 a.m. with the Shamrock Shuffle to benefit Lexington Habitat for Humanity. Our Irish festival usually begins at 10:45 a.m. and the annual “Blessing of the Keg” will be held at the Alltech tents at 11 a.m. The parade begins at 1 p.m.
40th Annual Alltech Lexington St. Patrick’s Festival
|10:45 a.m.||Blessing of the Keg at the Alltech Kentucky Ale tents|
|11:15 a.m.||Bluegrass Ceili Academy|
|12 p.m.||The Bold Roberts|
|1 p.m.||40th Annual Lexington St. Patrick’s Day Parade|
|2 p.m.||William Sutherland Reid Pipes & Drums|
|2:30 p.m.||Liam’s Fancy|
|3:30 p.m.||Lexington Irish Dancers|
|4 p.m.||Kentucky United Pipes & Drums|
|4:30 p.m.||Kentucky McTeggart Irish Dancers|
The St. Patrick’s parade is the longest-running citywide civic event in Lexington. We look forward to continuing the tradition and welcoming even more people to downtown Lexington this year.
The Lexington Division of Parks and Recreation produces the annual parade and festival with community support from local businesses and cultural organizations.
The events are part of an all-day celebration that begins at 8 a.m. with the annual Shamrock Shuffle to benefit Lexington Habitat for Humanity. At 10:45 a.m., the annual “Blessing of the Keg” at the Alltech tents at the Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza kicks off the free daylong Irish festival. The parade begins at 1 p.m. and goes down Main Street from Midland Avenue to Mill Street.