39th Annual Lexington St. Patrick’s Parade and Irish Festival ~ FREE in downtown Lexington!
Rain or shine. All festival activities under tents at Cheapside Park from 10:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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 11 a.m., the annual “Blessing of the Keg” at the Alltech tents in Cheapside Park 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.
Eight performance groups will be taking the Irish festival stage on Saturday, March 17, 2018, as part of the city’s 39th Annual Alltech St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival. The lineup features local musicians and dancers, as well as two international acts.
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. For 2018, the Irish festival will be held at Cheapside Park in downtown Lexington. It 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.
The yearly festival lineup features musicians, singers and dancers from across Kentucky and, in 2018, the world!